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Birdsall House

Birdsall House

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Starting from the connected small towns of Malton and Norton, this ride takes you through the attractive estate village of Birdsall and a classic Wolds dry valley to the secluded village of Thixendale. Enjoy wonderful views across the Vale of York as you rise up the Wolds western escarpment. Take in the stunning Vale of Pickering scenery stretching to the North York Moors as you descend on your return. There's a railway station at Malton.

Cycle Route: Circular Route from Malton or Norton on Derwent (via Birdsall, Thixendale, Wharram Percy Wold, Wharram Percy Village and North Grimston)

Access: On Road

Miles: 22

Time/Effort 4 out of 5
Navigation 3 out of 5
Toilets Public toilets (with disabled facilities) are available in Malton: Market Place and Wentworth Street.
Refreshments There are a choice of eateries in Malton and North. Shop and a pub in Thixendale. Opening times will vary.

Open all the time


Beverley Tourist Information Centre


North Yorkshire,
YO17 9TG



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Map reference: SE 841611  Lat: 54.03923 Long: -0.71660