Visit Thixendale and the Robert Fuller Gallery

  • Thixendale Dale © Paul Moon
Thixendale village is one of the most charming places to visit on a trip to the Yorkshire Wolds. Its location at the bottom of many intersecting dales is a delightful setting and makes it one of the most isolated villages in the area.

A visit to Thixendale is a truly traditional village experience with a local pub, village hall, characterful church and village shop. The local community is keen to welcome walkers, with the village hall opening on Sundays to serve drinks and homemade cakes. Some residents even open their doors to walkers and offer cookies on rainy days! The local pub, Cross Keys, is much loved by walkers along the Yorkshire Wolds Way, offering accommodation and good food and drink in a cosy atmosphere. The pub is open during evenings and daytime at weekends. Other accommodation is also available at Manor Farm in the village.

If you need further provisions then visit the village shop, serving all you need to refuel and refresh yourself for a day of adventure. It is well worth taking a walk from the village to the famous Robert Fuller Gallery. Robert Fuller is a world-renowned wildlife artist who grew up in the area and runs an acclaimed gallery at Fotherdale Farm, where he lives. The gallery houses a stunning collection of Robert’s artwork which is available for purchase. His passion for conservation inspires his work – a result of his father’s conservationist approach to farming.

This walk allows you to see Thixendale and enjoy some of the delightful dry valleys and field tops of the Yorkshire Wolds. Strolling along it you will see why the East Yorkshire and Derwent Ramblers recognised the importance of having a National Trail here back in the 1970s.

For information about the gallery visit

Please note: be mindful to avoid causing an obstruction for other people when parking your car.


Walking leaflet: 

Location map

© Crown copyright and database rights 2013. Ordnance Survey 100021930.
Thixendale Village
9.3 km (5.8 miles)
4 hours
OS Map: 
OS 300

Local businesses


The Cross Keys
The Cross Keys, Thixendale, North Yorkshire, YO17 9TG
Tel: 01377 288272
Approx 0.2 km away
Greenwick Farm Bed & Breakfast
Greenwick Farm, Huggate, YO42 1YR
Tel: 01377 288122
Approx 4.4 km away


St Martin's Church
Wharram Percy, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 9TW
Tel: 0113 244 3413
Approx 4.5 km away
Wharram Percy Deserted Medieval Village
Wharram le Street, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 9TW
Tel: 01904 601946
Approx 4.5 km away
Fimber Picnic Site
Off B1248 Wetwang to Malton, YO25 9LY
Tel: 01482 395209
Email link
Approx 5.0 km away

Food and Drink

Raisthorpe Manor Fine Foods
Raisthorpe Manor, Wharram, Malton, YO17 9TF
Tel: 01377 288295
Approx 1.2 km away
Seaways Cafe
Fimber Road, Fridaythorpe, Driffield, YO25 9RX
Tel: 01377 288203
Approx 3.9 km away


Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil (OnLine Shop)
North Breckenholme, Thixendale, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 9LS
Tel: 01759 369573
Approx 1.9 km away