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– January 2017

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Animal rehoming & rescue

Blue Cross

Parklands, Station Road, Topcliffe, Thirsk YO7 3SE. T: 0300 777 1540 W: http://www.bluecross.org.uk

Thirsk rehoming centre. Cats, dogs and rabbits looking for loving homes.

Jerry Green Dog Rescue

Catton, Thirsk YO7 4SG. T: 01845 567456 W: http://www.jerrygreendogs.org.uk

Here at Jerry Green Dog Rescue we pride ourselves in finding the right forever home for all dogs in our care. We provide on going-support, training and aftercare advice to ensure that all Jerry Green dogs and their new families have the support they need to live a happy life together even after adoption. We have 5 centres spread across England; our centres are located in North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire, South Lincolnshire and Nottingham. In 2015 Jerry Green Dog Rescue helped find 959 dogs their new families and our North Yorkshire Centre in Catton, near Thirsk, rehomed 155 of those dogs. Jerry Green Dog Rescue are a Charity who rely solely on public donations- We have no government or lottery funding therefore any support is very much appreciated, no matter how big or small. If you would like to enquire about adopting a dog or becoming a valued member of our volunteer team please contact the North Yorkshire Centre on 01845567456.

Wildlife Haven Rescue Centre

Green Acres, Byland Ave., Thirsk YO7 1DH. T: 01845 526567 W: http://www.thewildlifehaven.co.uk/

The Wildlife Haven is a small rescue centre run by a single family, from their own home. The Wildlife Haven is run completely voluntarily.

Bees

Arcadian Apiaries Ltd

3 Rutland Road, Harrogate HG1 2PY. T: 01423 507236 W: http://www.arcadian-apiaries.co.uk

Beekeepers and Bee Farmers

Beez Neez

Paddock House, Malton YO17 8EA. T: 07877 120451 W: http://www.beezneezapiary.co.uk

Beekeepers and Bee Farmers

Cleveland Beekeepers Asscn

T: 01642 786243 W: http://www.teesbees.co.uk

Harrogate and Ripon Beekeepers

20 Kent Road, Harrogate HG1 2LE. T: 01423 561587 W: http://www.hrbka.org.uk/

Nigel Pringle

Silverwood, Kilburn, York YO61 4AG. T: 01347 868294

A member of Harrogate and Ripon Beekepers Association, has been keeping bees for around 5 years. Happy to remove swarms from private gardens - £20 call-out charge.

Northern Bees

18 Camp Hill Close, Dallamires Lane Indust. Estate, Ripon HG4 1QY. T: 01765 698855 W: http://www.northernbees.co.uk

All you need for keeping bees

Trevor Swales

32 South End, Osmotherley, DL6 3BL. T: 01609  883320 W: http://www.swaleshoney.co.uk

Beekeeper and honey producer

Westfields Honey Farm

Westfields, Boonhill Road, Fadmoor, York YO62 7HA. T: 01751 432877

Beekeepers and Bee Farmers

Yorkshire Beekeepers Asscn

4 The Green, Brafferton, Darlington DL1 3LB. T: 01325 315741

Yorkshire Beekeepers Assn

Noddle Bottom, Wass, York YO61 4AX. T: 01347 868516

Yorkshire Beekeepers' Assoc

Eastfields House, Ryther Road, Tadcaster LS24 9DY. T: 01937 834688 W: http://www.ybka.org.uk

Beekeepers and Bee Farmers

Children & young people

Football Tots

East Thirsk Community Hall, off Hambleton Place, Thirsk YO7 1DS. T: 01765 620374 W: http://www.football-tots.net

Runs in Thirsk and Ripon, Soccer specific physical play programme for boys and girls from 2 to 5 years old. Children welcome. Great fun way to spend time together with your child

Girl Guides

T: 01904 676076 W: http://www.girlguidingnyne.org.uk

North Yorkshire Scouts

43b Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1HA. T: 01845 523858 W: http://www.nys.org.uk

On line form to join Beavers, cubs and scouts at www.scouts.org.uk. Online form to volunteer as an adult leader or supporter Children welcome. Accessible.

Parent, baby & toddler group

East Thirsk Community Hall, Off Hambleton Place, Thirsk YO7 1DS.

Tue 1.15-3pm, Wed & Thu 9.15-11am. Fun, Play, Music, Painting and more. Parents stay for the activities. From young babies to 3yrs old. Children welcome.

Rhythm Time

Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1LL. T: 01765 650375 W: http://www.rhythmtime.net

Thirsk Children's Centre

Hambleton Place, Thirsk YO7 1DS. T: 01609 533068 W: http://www.northyorks.gov.uk

Main site, Thirsk Community Primary School. Also Easingwold Children's Centre and The Galtres Centre, Alanbrooke School, Linton-on-Ouse. Pre school activities & courses and Youth Clubs. Children welcome. Stay & Play sessions

Thirsk Clock

Church Hall, St James Green, Thirsk YO7 1AQ. T: 01845 524494 W: http://www.thirskclock.com

Social activities and support services for young people. It also provides services to the wider community.

Toy Library

Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. T: 01845 587042

Exercise classes for pregnant & new mums. Mon 10-11am ??3

cinema

Ritz Cinema

16 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. T: 01845 524751 W: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

This is a volunteer run cinema. We screen films each evening throughout the year and have a small meeting room (max 15 persons)available. The cinema can also be hired for private and business purposes, subject to our programme. We also offer space and facilities for children's parties after a matinee performance, again subject to our programme. Children welcome. Weekend matinees subject to availability of suitable films. See our programme or visit our website at www.ritzcinema.co.uk Accessible. We have a ground floor auditorium accessible through double width doors. Also, space for motorised vehicles to be brought into the cinema via the side doors. Disabled toilet facilities available.

Dancing

25 Dance Club Northallerton

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall, 41 Thirsk Road, Northallerton DL6 1PJ. T: 01609 772613

Old Time & Sequence dancing. 1st Tuesday & 3rd Saturday of the month 7.30-10.30pm. Open to all. Accessible.

Butterfly School of Dance

2A Westgate, (rear of Rural Arts), Thirsk YO7 1QS. T: 01845 522570 W: http://www.butterfliesdance.com

Children's Ballet, Tap and Modern.Adult Tap and Ballet Classes are also available, as are Wedding Dance Lessons, GCSE Dance and A Level Dance. Children welcome. Dance classes

Line dancing

Sowerby Methodist Church Hall, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JQ. T: 01748 822248

Mondays 7.30-9.30pm

Mowbray Folk Dance Group

Methodist Church Hall, North End, Northallerton. T: 01609 775381

Social Ceilidh dancing. Meet in Northallerton Methodist Church Hall, Tues 7.30 - 9.30pm Sept - May. Children welcome. Teenagers with parent/guardian

Northallerton Caledonian Soc.

Zion Hall, High St (opposite M&S), Northallerton. T: 01609 776025 W: http://northallertoncaledonian.weebly.com

RSCDS-affiliated Scottish country dance group. Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm (adults). New dancers welcome. No partner required.

Education

French classes

Rural Arts, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. T: 01845 522342

French classes will begin at Rural Arts on Tue 4 Oct 2016 for almost beginners and on Thu 6 Oct for people who would like to update their knowledge. Each course will last 8 weeks with a break for half-term.

Helen O'Grady Drama Classes

Sowerby Parochial Hall, Front Street, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. T: 01904 332882

The aim is to help young people, 5-17 years, develop Enthusiasm, Confidence, Self Esteem, Conversational ability & Social Skills

Yorkshire Young Musicians

POBox 127, Thirsk YO7 2WX. T: 01845 597627 W: http://www.y-y-m.org.uk

YYM provides advanced training for exceptionally talented young musicians aged between 8 and 18 within the Yorkshire and Humber region. Children welcome. High quality music tuition.

Exercise & slimming

Aerobic and exercise

Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, YO7 1LY. T: 01845 523120

Age UK North Yorkshire

Gillings Court, Thirsk YO7 1SZ. T: 01609 771624

Extend: Gentle Exercise to Music for the over 60's and less able people of all ages. Every Tuesday 2pm-3.30pm. £2.50 per session including Tea & Biscuits.

Hambleton Leisure Centre

Stone Cross, Northallerton DL6 2UZ. T: 01609 777070 W: http://www.hambletonleisure.co.uk/centres/hambleton

Health & Fitness Gym with the latest in cardiovascular and weight equipment. 25m Leisure Pool with flume, waterfall, waves and geysers. Poolside Sauna. Health & Fitness Studio. Sports Hall. Floodlit pitch.

Helmsley Open Air Pool

Baxtons Lane, Helmsley, York YO62 5BH. T: 01439 408010 W: http://www.helmsleysports.org/page14.htm

Open during mid-Jun to early Sep. Children welcome. Fun sessions

Metafit

Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. T: 07775 333 857

7pm on Wednesday

North'ton Indoor Bowling Club

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. T: 01609 770356

Thursday, 12.45pm to 3.45pm. £3 per session + joining fee of £10 (but your first session is FREE!). A social afternoon of indoor carpet bowling with the benefit of gentle exercise, light competition and companionship.

Over 50's Exercise Class

The Orchards, Orchard Grove, Brompton,. T: 01609 771624 W: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/northyorkshire

Fortnightly sessions Friday 2.30-3.30pm £2 per session. Run in conjunction with Age UK North Yorkshire

Pilates

Village Hall, Thornton le Beans, Northallerton DL6 3SN. T: 01609 774325

In village hall, Mondays noon-1pm

Pilates

Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. T: 01845 574053 W: http://moorlanetherapies.co.uk

Small group classes and private tuition in Pilates and Nordic Walking. Cardio Tennis classes available seasonally. Instructor with therapy qualifications.

Pilates4Life

Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. T: 07732 253315 W: http://www.pilates4life.me.uk

9.30-10.30am Thirsk Town Hall.

Slimming World

Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. W: http://www.slimmingworld.com

Monday 9.30am, 11.30am, 3.30pm, 5.30pm & 7.30pm Children welcome. only accompanying adult

Thirsk & Sowerby Leisure Centre

Chapel Street, Thirsk YO7 1LU. T: 01845 522447 W: http://www.hambletonleisure.co.uk

Modern facility with a new top of the range Health & Fitness gym and studio and changing place facility. 25 metre main pool, a 12.5 metre teaching pool and a Sauna. Floodlit Pitch located at the High School. During school breaks our Hyper Holidays activities make us very popular!

Thirsk (Outdoor) Ladies Group

T: 07531 093357 (Jacqueline)

A ladies cycling group and "goes at the pace of the slowest members". Our aim is to build in confidence and cycling skills. Meet on the first Tuesday of every month at 10am at the clock in the Market Place. Sometimes we stop at a cafe, and if the weather is awful we may just stay in a Thirsk cafe and chat.

T'ai Chi

Thirsk Leisure Centre, Chapel St, Thirsk YO7 1LU. T: 07557 965042

Tai Chi classes for beginners: Mon - Thornton le Beans Village Hall 6pm; Tue - Thirsk Leisure Centre - 10am; Wed - Osmotherley village hall 10.30am; Wed - Tang Soo Do, Thornton le Beans Village Hall 4.45pm; Thu - Hambleton Leisure C 10.30am.

T'ai Chi Qigong

Parochial Church Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. T: 01845 525020 W: http://www.valeofyork-qigong.co.uk

Sowerby Parochial Hall, Mon 6.30 -7.30pm £5. Exercise to retain and improve flexibility, balance, co-ordination, control. Aids relaxation and concentration. Gentle and slow moving with the breath. Standing meditation, repetitive exercises, whole body warm-up and working on a form. Accessible.

T'ai Chi Qigong Association

Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. T: 01845 523734 W: http://www.valeofyork-qigong.co.uk

Tuesdays 12.45-1.45pm beginners; 2-3pm improvers.

Weightwatchers

Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. W: http://www.weightwatchers.co.uk

Tuesdays 10am and 6pm. Children welcome. 10-16 year olds can join if accompanied and with doctor's letter. Accessible.

WorkItOut

Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. T: 07713 156014 W: http://www.workitoutpt.com

Kettlefit. Tue 7.15pm, Wed 9.45am, Thu 7pm.

Yoga

Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. T: 01609 760218

Wednesday morning

Yoga (Iyengar)

Friends Meeting House, 24 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. T: 01609 883293 / 07990 784081 W: http://www.northyorkshireyoga.co.uk

Iyengar Yoga Classes. Every Tuesday 7.30pm to 8.30pm. All abilities from beginners to more experienced students. Help improve stamina, strength, posture and flexibility. Also classes in Osmotherley & Northallerton.

Zumba

Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. T: 07800 794216 W: http://joanna85.zumba.com

Zumba Gold: Tuesdays 11am-11.45am and Thursday 10am-10.45am. Zumba fitness: Monday and Thursday 6pm-7pm.

Zumba

Sessay Village Hall, Sessay, Thirsk YO7 3BE. T: 07800 794216 W: http://joanna85.zumba.com

Zumba Gold Monday 9.30am-10.15am. Zumba fitness (high impact) Wednesday 6pm-7pm.

Golf

Aldwak Manor Golf Club & Spa Hotel

Aldwark, Alne, York YO61 1UF. T: 01347 838146 W: http://www.qhotels.co.uk/golf

Ampleforth College Golf Club

Castle Drive, Oswaldkirk, Gilling East, York YO62 4HP. T: 01439 788274 W: http://www.ampleforthgolf.co.uk

9/18 hole Green Fees - Honesty Box Children welcome. Junior golf Accessible. No buggies Dogs welcome with conditions.

Bedale Golf Club

Leyburn Rd, Bedale DL8 1EZ. T: 01677 422451 W: http://www.bedalegolfclub.com

Children welcome. In restaurant & junior competitions. Accessible.

Blackwell Grange Golf Club

Snipe Lane, Darlington DL2 2SA. T: 01325 464458 W: http://www.blackwellgrangegolf.com

18 hole Golf Course, 15 bay floodlit Driving Range & full Clubhouse facilities. Children welcome. Accessible.

Catterick Golf Club

Leyburn Rd, Catterick Garrison DL9 3QE. T: 01748 833268 W: http://www.catterickgolfclub.co.uk

Green Fees, Visiting Parties, Corporate Golf Days, Golf Membership, Golf Shop, Golf Lessons, Brasserie Restaurant. Children welcome. Junior Membership, Junior Lessons. Accessible.

Darlington Golf Club

Haughton Grange, Darlington DL1 3JD. T: 01325 355324 W: http://www.darlington-gc.co.uk

Dinsdale Spa Golf Club

Neasham Road, Middleton St George, Darlington DL2 1DW. T: 01325 332297 W: http://www.dinsdalespagolfclub.co.uk

18 hole golf course with extensive practice grounds, putting green, resident Golf Professional, Trolley repair service, bar & Catering facilities. Visitors welcome - ring 01325 332515. Children welcome. Junior section Accessible. disabled parking & stairlift

Easingwold Golf Club

Stillington Rd, Easingwold, York YO61 3ET. T: 01347 822474 W: http://www.easingwoldgolfclub.co.uk

Forest of Galtres Golf Club

Moorlands Rd, Skelton, York YO32 2RF. T: 01904 766198 W: http://www.forestofgaltres.co.uk

We are an 18 hole golf course with covered driving range. Our Clubhouse is open to visitors and our PGA Professional is on hand to offer instruction and to sell golf equipment. We welcome Golf Societies and individual golfers on every day of the week subject to availability.

Fulford (York) Golf Club Limited

Heslington Lane, Heslington, York YO10 5DY. T: 01904 413579 W: http://www.fulfordgolfclub.co.uk

Harrogate Golf Club

Forest Lane Head, Starbeck, Harrogate HG2 7TF. T: 01423 862999 W: http://www.harrogate-gc.co.uk

Knaresborough Golf Club

Boroughbridge Road, Knaresborough HG5 0QQ. T: 01423 862690 W: http://www.knaresboroughgolfclub.co.uk

We are a friendly Members Golf Club who welcome visiting parties and casual golfers. We cater for the full range of golfers with 2 PGA qualified professionals, practice areas and a practice green. From beginner to category 1 golfer we have what you want for quality golf. Children welcome. Young children must be supervised by adults but will be made very welcome. Accessible.

Masham Golf Club

Swinton Rd, Masham HG4 4NS. T: 01765 688054 W: http://www.mashamgolfclub.co.uk

An attractive mature parkland 9-hole golf course dissected by the River Burn, which welcomes both new members and visitors. Children welcome. Junior Lessons available

Middlesbrough Golf Club

Brass Castle Lane, Marton, Middlesbrough TS8 9EE. T: 01642 311515 W: http://www.middlesbroughgolfclub.co.uk

Golf course, bar & restaurant. Accessible. Golf Buggies are available to hire

Pannal Golf Club (Harrogate) Ltd

Follifoot Rd, Pannal, Harrogate HG3 1ES. T: 01423 872628 W: http://www.pannalgolfclub.co.uk

Children welcome. With official golf handicap Accessible.

Richmond (Yorks) Golf Club

Bend Hagg, Richmond DL10 5EX. T: 01748 823231 W: http://www.richmondyorksgolfclub.co.uk

Ripon City Golf Club

Palace Rd, Ripon HG4 3HH. T: 01765 603640 W: http://www.riponcitygolfclub.com

Children welcome. Families welcome. Junior golfing. Accessible.

Thirsk & Northallerton Golf Club

Northallerton Road, Thornton-le-Street, Thirsk YO7 4AB. T: 01845 525115 W: http://www.tngc.co.uk

UK Foot Golf

Skelton Park, Shipton Road, Skelton, York YO30 1XW. T: 01904 470549 / 0800 689 9552 W: http://www.ukfootgolf.com

Children welcome. For family young and old Accessible. Including motor scooters

Wensleydale Golf Ltd

Akebar Park, Akebar, Leyburn DL8 5LY. T: 01677 450201 W: http://www.akebarpark.com

York Golf Club

Lords Moor Lane, Strensall, York YO32 5XF. T: 01904 490304 W: http://www.yorkgolfclub.co.uk

18 Hole Golf Course. Accessible.

York Golf Range

Towthorpe Moor Lane, Towthorpe, York YO32 9ST. T: 01904 499275 W: http://www.yorkgolfrange.co.uk

The premier golf practice and learning facility in the York area. 18 Bay floodlit driving range with automated tees, 9 hole pay and play golf course, 9 hole Footgolf course and Crazy Golf. Children welcome. Crazy golf, junior club hire, 9-hole under 10's golf course Accessible. All ground level with access to shop, cafe, reception and golf range. Disabled toilet and parking space. Crazy Golf not wheelchair friendly. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Halls for hire

Boltby Village Hall

Boltby, Thirsk YO7 2DY. T: 01845 537392 W: http://www.facebook.com/boltbyvillagehall/?fref=ts

Kitchen, projection screen, few car spaces, toilet. The public may come in and make themselves a hot drink Children welcome. Accessible. Entrance through kitchen into main hall. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Borrowby Village Hall

Borrowby, Thirsk YO7 4QN. T: 01845 537503 Norma Sutton

Parties of up to 150 people. Modern kitchen. Car parking. Baby changing. Yoga, Kid's club coffee and book sales Accessible. Hearing aid loop, wheelchair access, entrance ramp & fully accessible toilet facilities.

Cold Kirby Village Hall

Low field lane, Cold Kirby, Thirsk YO7 2HL. T: 01133281068 W: http://www.coldkirbyvillagehall.co.uk

Local community hub. A range of social, recreational and sporting activities run by volunteers. New ideas and ventures always welcome. We have a community library. Children welcome. Some children's books for loan. Good facilities for children's parties Accessible. Level access and ramp available Dogs welcome with conditions.

Coxwold Village Hall

Byland Road, Coxwold, York YO61 4BB. T: 01347 868077 W: http://www.coxwoldvillage.co.uk

Ideal for weddings, parties and training. Main hall, kitchen, committee room, snooker room, toilets, baby change facilities. Parking, children's play area and a playing field. Accessible. Accessible toilet.

Dalton Village Hall

Willow Bridge Lane, Dalton, Thirsk YO7 3BN. T: 01845 578023

For hire for clubs, societies & organisations, weddings and birthday parties. Large hall, committee meeting room, kitchen, bar room and toilets/baby changing facilities. Children welcome. Accessible. Disabled access & disabled toilet.

Dishforth Village Hall

Main street, Dishforth, Thirsk YO7 3JU. T: 01845 577539 W: http://www.dishforthvillagehall.co.uk

Once the Village Church. TV/video/DVD, projector & screen, wireless Internet. Ideal for wedding receptions, business meetings, children's parties, special occasions, sports and keep-fit, theatre, dances and social events, education and leisure classes. Accessible. Hearing loop, accessible toilets. Dogs welcome with conditions.

East Thirsk Community Hall

off Hambleton Place, Thirsk YO7 1DS. T: 07867 625700 W: http://www.eastthirsk.org.uk

Hall, function and club rooms for hire. Main hall £14, function room £12, Main & function rooms together £17, small meeting room £5. All prices per hour.

Helperby Village Hall

Helperby, York YO61 2NS. T: 01423 360138 W: http://www.facebook.com/helperbyvillagehall

A modern community hall offering a range of facilities, including a meeting room (also suitable for dinner parties / receptions for up to 50 people) and the main sports hall, suitable for larger parties or dances, and receptions. Children welcome. Available for children's parties. Play area for younger children. Accessible.

Kilburn Village Institute

Kilburn, York YO61 4AH. T: 01347 868696

In the centre of the picturesque village of Kilburn, under the famous White Horse.A large room and a kitchen for meetings or parties.

Knayton Village Hall

Knayton, Thirsk YO7 4AZ. T: 01845 537688

Two rooms and kitchen for hire. Suitable for meetings, children/adult parties and private functions. Accessible. Dogs welcome

Rural Arts

Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. T: 01845 526536 W: http://www.ruralarts.org

Variety of rooms. The main venue is The Courtroom, a large spacious function room, but there is also a fully equipped training room, a computer/media suite and an art studio.

Sandhutton & Bre. Village Hall

Sandhutton Lane, Sandhutton, Thirsk YO7 4RS. T: 07831 666205

Hall for hire £20+electricity per session (morning, afternoon or evening). £40 per day. On A167 road from the Busby Stoop roundabout to Northallerton.

South Otterington Village Hall

6 Mayfield, South Otterington, Northallerton DL7 9HW. T: 01609 775531

Maunby, Newby Wiske and South Otterington village hall is situated at the far end of Little Otterington green, which is off Station Road in South Otterington in the vicinity of the church and primary school. Often available at weekends for hiring for birthday and other parties and for other private bookings. Also available for regular and occasional bookings during the week, except on Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon. Accessible. gentle ramp to front door

Sowerby Parochial Church Hall

162 Front Street, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JN. T: 01845 522030 W: http://www.stoswaldsowerby.org.uk/hall.shtml

Hall and meeting room for hire Children welcome. Toy library based at the Parochial Hall. Messy Church meets regularly at the Parochial Hall. Accessible. Level access, disabled toilet. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Sutton Village Hall

Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe, Thirsk YO7 2PS. T: 01845 597329

Kitchen, IT / AudioVisual, PA system. Accessible.

The Forum

Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. T: 01609 776230 W: http://forumnorthallerton.org.uk

A variety of rooms and facilities to hire, including smallrooms suitable for meetings or classes, Ancillary Hall for larger functions and children's parties and our Main Hall, which can seat up to 376 people. Cinema-quality projector and a bouncy castle, plus bar and kitchen facilities.

Thirkleby Village Hall

Mill Lane, Great Thirkleby, Thirsk YO7 2AT. T: 01845 501223

Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall

Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. T: 01845 522650

Very large hall and smaller annexe. Children welcome. Available for children's parties. Put on shows suitable for children. Accessible. Mobility scooters & wheelchairs ok. Not accessible upstairs.

Thornton-le-Beans Village Hall

Thornton-le-Beans, Northallerton DL6 3SN. T: 01609 774325 W: http://thorntonlebeansvillagehall.org.uk

The Hall is the former village school at the top of School Lane. We have one main room that holds up to 75 people seated or 120 standing. There is a smart modern kitchen with a serving hatch to the main room. Accessible. Disabled access and disabled toilets

Thornton-le-Beans Village Hall

Thornton-le-Beans, Northallerton DL6 3SN. T: 01609 774325 W: http://thorntonlebeansvillagehall.org.uk

The Hall is the former village school at the top of School Lane. We have one main room that holds up to 75 people seated or 120 standing. There is a smart modern kitchen with a serving hatch to the main room. Accessible. Disabled access and disabled toilets

Thorpe House

c/o Holy Rood House, 10 Sowerby Road, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1HX. T: 01845 522580 W: http://www.holyroodhouse.org.uk

Thorpe House is a good place for your meetings, including excellent food. About 5 minutes walk from the centre of Thirsk and good parking on site.

Topcliffe Village Hall

Front Street, Topcliffe, Thirsk YO7 3RJ. T: 01845 577315 W: http://www.topcliffe.net

Pilates (Mon & Thu), Tang Soo Do (Mon & Wed), Book exchange (Tue or when in hall for other activities), Yoga (Mon), Daisychain (Wed childminder group), Brownies (Thu), Indoor carpet bowls (Thu), Toddlers (Fri). Hire charges on request.

Libraries

Bedale Library

Bedale Hall, Bedale DL8 1AA. T: 0845 034 9500 W: http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/bedalelibrary

Open: Mon 2-5pm. Tue 10am-4pm. Wed 2-5pm. Thu closed. Fri 10am-4pm. Sat 10am-noon.

Boroughbridge Library

17 St James Square, Boroughbridge YO5 9AR. T: 0845 034 9519 W: http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/boroughbridgelibrary

Open: Mon 2-5pm, Tue 2-5pm, Wed, 9am-1pm and 5-7pm, Thu 10.00-1pm, Fri 10am-1pm and 2-6pm, Sat 10-noon.

Easingwold Library

Market Place, Easingwold YO61 3AN. T: 0845 034 9531 W: http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/easingwoldlibrary

Opening times; Mon 10-5 pm. Tue 2-5 pm. Wed closed. Thu 1-6 pm. Fri 9.30-5pm. Sat 10-12.30pm. Storytime for under fives Fridays 2.15-2.45 term time only.

Helmsley Library

Town Hall, Helmsley YO62 5BL. T: 0845 034 9527 W: http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/helmsleylibrary

Mon: closed. Tue: 10am-noon. Wed: closed. Thu: 10am-12.30pm & 2-4pm. Fri: 8.30am-6pm. Sat: 10am-noon. Sun: closed.

Northallerton Library

1 Thirsk Road, Northallerton DL6 1PT. T: 0845 034 9506 (lending library) W: http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/northallertonlibrary

Open Mon 9.30am-6pm. Tue 9.30am-5pm. Wed 9.30am-6pm. Thu 1pm-5pm. Fri 9.30am-5pm. Sat 9.30am-1.30pm.

Ripon Library

The Arcade, Ripon HG4 1AG. T: 01609 536623 W: http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/riponlibrary

Open: Mon 10-6pm, Tue 10-5pm, Wed, 10-5pm, Thu 10-5pm, Fri 10-5pm, Sat 10-2pm. Accessible.

Thirsk Library

Meadowfields, Chapel Street, Thirsk YO7 1TH. T: 01609 534589 W: http://www.thirskcommunitylibrary.org.uk

Open:Mon 10am-5pm, Tue 1-5pm, Wed closed, Thu 10am-5pm, Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 9.30am-12.30pm. Storytime for the under 5s every Friday afternoon 2.15-2.45pm.

Music

Loosely, Folk

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1LL. T: 01845 523767 W: http://www.facebook.com/looselyfolk

Organises local folk concerts.

Mowbray Singers

Sowerby Methodist Church Hall, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JJ. T: 01609 748287 W: http://www.mowbraysingers.co.uk

A mixed choir singing mixed but mostly classical repertoire. We meet for rehearsals at Sowerby Methodist Church Hall every Tuesday evening at 7.30pm. Contact Secretary if interested in joining. Accessible.

N York Fire & Rescue Pipe Band

Fire Station, Newsham Road, Thirsk YO7 1PU. T: 07817 603096 W: http://www.fireband.co.uk

Meet every Tuesday night in Thirsk Fire Station 6.00-9.30pm. Come if you play bagpipes or drums or if you are a musician who fancies learning.

Northallerton Male Voice Choir

Northallerton Methodist Church, High Street, Northallerton DL7 8EG. W: http://www.northallertonmalevoicechoir.moonfruit.com/

Ripon Cathedral Concert Soc.

Little Orchard, Mickley, Ripon HG4 3JE. T: 01765 635244 W: http://www.riponconcerts.co.uk

Concerts take place once a month, normally on Monday's in the quire of Ripon Cathedral, and start at 7.30. Refreshments are available during the interval.

Ripon Choral Society

Ripon Cathedral, Ripon HG4 1QS. W: http://www.riponchoralsociety.org.uk

A friendly community choir of 170 singing members which meets on Wednesday evenings, 7.30pm, at St John's Church, Sharow. New members are always welcome Children welcome. Young people (with parents) are welcome to join - please make enquiries in advance to the Secretary Accessible. Limited parking. Please make enquiries in advance to the Secretary if interested in joining.

Ripon Concert Society

Ripon Cathedral, Ripon SATNAV: HG4 1LX. T: 01765 635244 W: http://www.riponconcerts.co.uk

Recitals and chamber music from international artists.

Singing group

Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. T: 01845 524507

Singing, Monday 11am-noon. Accessible.

Sowerby Music

1 Hawthorne Terrace, Bagby, Thirsk YO7 2PQ. T: 01845 597058 W: http://www.sowerbymusic.org.uk

Classical music concerts held monthly in St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, YO7 1JG. Children welcome. Free admission 18 and under if with adult Accessible. Level access route from street to church

St Cecilia Orchestra

Ripon Cathedral, Holy Trinity Church, Ripon HG4 2EY. T: 01765 677413 W: http://www.st-cecilia.org.uk/

More than just a community orchestra. At its most spectacular it is an exceptionally fine and very large symphony orchestra, often working with top class international soloists.

Thirsk RBL Band

Askham Bryan College, Blakey Lane, Thirsk YO7 3AB. T: 01845 523511 W: http://thirsk-rbl-band.webs.com

Tuesdays 7-9.30pm. Children welcome. Learn to play an instrument

Thirsk Sinfonia

Villa Cottage, Carlton Miniott, Thirsk YO7 4NJ. T: 07981 819766 W: http://www.thirsksinfonia.co.uk

The first (that we can find) full sized orchestra in the market town of Thirsk with George Morton as our esteemed conductor. Thirsk Sinfonia aims to give both musicians performing and the audience a varied and challenging repertoire of classical music that will be interesting and enjoyable to all ages.

Schools

Ainderby Steeple CE School

Station Lane, Morton on Swale, Northallerton DL7 9QR. T: 01609 773519

Primary school

Aiskew Leeming Bar CE School

Leeming Lane, Leeming Bar, Northallerton DL7 9AU. T: 01677 422403

Primary school

Alanbrooke CP School

Alanbrooke Barracks, Topcliffe, Thirsk YO7 3SF. T: 01845 577474

Primary school

All Saints RC Primary School

Green Lane East, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1NB. T: 01845 523058

Primary school

Alverton Infants School

Mount Road, Northallerton DL6 1RB. T: 01609 773524

Primary school

Ampleforth College

Ampleforth, York YO62 4ER. T: 01439 766000 W: http://www.ampleforth.org.uk/college

Independent school. Most pupils are full boarders and British with some overseas boarders, mostly from Europe. More than 70% of pupils are Catholic.

Applegarth CP School

Upwell Road, Northallerton DL7 8QF. T: 01609 773521

Primary school

Baldersby St James CE School

Baldersby St James, Thirsk YO7 4PT. T: 01765 640277

Primary school

Breckenbrough School

Sandhutton, Thirsk YO7 4EN. T: 01845 587238 W: http://www.breckenbrough.org.uk

A ‘special’ school providing a nurturing and supportive environment for boys to further develop their intellect and behaviour.

Brompton CP School, Station Rd

Brompton, Northallerton DL6 2RE. T: 01609 772657

Primary school

Broomfield CP School

Broomfield Ave, Northallerton DL7 8RG. T: 01609 774050

Primary school

Carlton Miniott CP School

Carlton Miniott, Thirsk YO7 4NS. T: 01845 522088

Primary school

Cundall Manor School

Helperby, York YO61 2RW. T: 01423 360200 W: http://www.cundallmanor.org.uk

Independent school for boys and girls between the ages of 2 and 16 years of age. Ranked in the top 9% of independent schools in the UK.

Dishforth Airfield CP School

Short Rd, Dishforth Airfield, Thirsk YO7 3DL. T: 01423 322556

Primary school

Dishforth C of E School

Grange Close, Dishforth, Thirsk YO7 3LN. T: 01845 577206

Primary school

Easingwold CP School

Thirsk Rd, Easingwold, York YO61 3HJ. T: 01347 821282

Primary school

Greystone CP School

Quarry Moor Lane, Ripon HG4 1RW. T: 01765 603481 W: http://www.greystonecpschool.org.uk

Husthwaite C of E School

Low St, Husthwaite, York YO61 4QA. T: 01347 868371

Primary school

Knayton C of E School

Stockton Rd, Knayton, Thirsk YO7 4AN. T: 01845 537291

Primary school

Leeming RAF CP School

Gatenby, Northallerton DL7 9NQ. T: 01677 422675

Primary school

Mill Hill Community School

Crosby Rd, Northallerton DL6 1AE. T: 01609 772382

Primary school

Northallerton College

Grammar School Lane, Northallerton DL6 1DD. T: 01609 773340

Secondary school

Pickhill C of E School

The Green, Pickhill, Thirsk YO7 4JL. T: 01845 567339

Primary school

Queen Ethelburga's School

Thorpe Underwood, York YO26 9SS. T: 01423 333330 W: http://www.qe.org

Independent collegiate. Four co-educational schools and a kindergarten. 3 to 19 years old.

Queen Mary's School

Topcliffe, Thirsk YO7 3BZ. T: 01845 575000 W: http://www.queenmarys.org

An independent girls' school for day and boarding pupils from ages 2 through to 16, with co-educational nursery and pre prep departments for children between 2 and 7 years.

Ripon Grammar School

Clotherholme Road, Ripon HG4 2DG. T: 01765 602647

Secondary school

Romanby CP School, The Close

Romanby, Northallerton DL7 8BL. T: 01609 781178

Primary school

Sacred Heart RC School

Broomfield Avenue, Northallerton DL7 8UL. T: 01609 780971

Primary school

Sessay C of E Primary School

Sessay, Thirsk YO7 3NA. T: 01845 501239

Primary school

South Kilvington C of E School

South Kilvington, Thirsk YO7 2NH. T: 01845 523191

Primary school

South Otterington C of E School

South Otterington, Northallerton DL7 9HD. T: 01609 776273

Primary school

Sowerby CP School

Topcliffe Road, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1RX. T: 01845 523037

Primary school

St Peters C of E School

School Terrace, Brafferton, York YO61 2PA. T: 01423 360250

Primary school

The Dales School

Morton on Swale, Northallerton DL7 9QW. T: 01609 772932 W: http://www.thedalesschool.org

An all age local authority specialist school for cognition and learning with an Outstanding Ofsted report.

Thirsk CP School

Hambleton Place, Thirsk YO7 1SL. T: 01845 524349

Primary school

Thirsk School & Sixth Form

Topcliffe Road, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1RZ. T: 01845 522024

Secondary school

Topcliffe C of E Primary School

School Lane, Topcliffe, Thirsk YO7 3RG. T: 01845 577412

Primary school

Social & hobbies

Craft & chat group

Village Hall, Thornton le Beans, Northallerton DL8 3SN.

Tuesdays 1 to 4pm. Informal group of people from the local area. Opportunity to learn new crafts and to meet others. Accessible.

Dalton (Thirsk) Ladies Club

Dalton Village Hall, Willow Bridge Lane, Dalton, Thirsk YO7 3BN. T: 01845 501245

Speakers and social

Darrowby & Dist. Riding Club

Blacksmiths Cottage, Thirkleby, Thirsk YO7 2AT. T: 07778 489311 W: http://www.darrowbyrc.co.uk/

A small friendly Riding Club in Thirsk affiliated to the British Horse Society. Helps members improve their riding and horse care skills and gives opportunity to compete in BHS Riding Club competitions.

Decorative & Fine Arts Society

T: 01642 712139 W: http://hambletondfas.org.uk

Hambleton branch of National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies. Regular lectures are held at Solberge Hall, Newby Wiske. Further information about the organisation from www.nadfas.org

Family History Society

W: http://www.clevelandfhs.org.uk

Cleveland, North Yorkshire, South Durham Family History Society

Friends of Moorsbus

T: 01751 477216 W: http://www.moorsbus.org

Passengers and supporters who have come together to form Friends of Moorsbus and Moorsbus Community Interest Company. We are starting again to build up a public transport network for routes into, around, and close to The North York Moors.

Great Smeaton History Group

Manor Farm House, Great Smeaton, Northallerton DL6 2EH. T: 01609 881456

Study history of Great Smeaton .

Hillside Gardens & Social Club

Knayton Village Hall, Knayton, Thirsk YO7 4AZ.

Meet in Knayton Village Hall at 7.30pm on third Wednesday of month with speakers on gardens & plants. May-Aug are visits to gardens in North Yorkshire. No meeting in December.

Lacemaking Club

Romanby Women's Institute Hall, The Close, Romanby, Northallerton DL7 8BQ. T: 01677 424388

We meet in the WI hall at Romanby, in the kitchen, 7.15 to 9.15pm. the first Wednesday in the month. All year except January and February. Newcomers or experienced new members welcome (club has contacts for classes). Accessible. Car parking & ramp.

Mowbray Probus Club

Royal British Legion, 21 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. T: 01845 525771

Meet at Royal British Legion, Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL

N Yorks County Record Office

Malpas Road, Northallerton DL7 8TB. T: 01609 777585 W: http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3136

We make available local and family history records for North Yorkshire dating from the 12th to the 21st century Accessible.

National Women's Register

T: 01603 407003/ 01609 778108 W: http://nwr.org.uk

Northallerton is the local branch of an international organisation of women's discussion groups. Informal, regular discussion meetings are held in members' homes with other activities such as walking, supper club, lunches, coffee, cultural outings available. More details from website.

NE Yorkshire Geology Trust

5 Station Workshops, Station Road, Robin Hood’s Bay, Whitby YO22 4TG. T: 01947 881000 W: http://www.neyorksgeologytrust.com

A group of individuals with a passion for our region and a range of skills we apply to protecting our environment and sharing its value with as wide an audience as possible. An independent, not-for-profit organisation, involved in geoconservation:

Northallerton Camera Club

W: http://www.northallertoncameraclub.co.uk

Meets in the Methodist Church Hall at Brompton near Northallerton.

Northallerton Local Hist. Soc.

Catholic Church Hall, 41 Thirsk Road, Northallerton DL6 1PJ. W: http://www.northyorkshistory.co.uk

Provides a month talk on the second Tuesday of each month. Promotes research into local history - Northallerton & District. Accessible.

Northallerton Probus Club

Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Northallerton. T: 01609 761414 W: http://nmpc.moonfruit.com

First and Third Tuesday of each month at 10am.

Northallerton Rotary Club

T: 01609 780525 W: http://www.northallertonrotary.org.uk/

Meet on Fridays at 12.30pm at the Allerton Court Hotel, Darlington Road, NorthallertonDL6 2XF

Northallerton Round Table

T: 07702 523264 W: http://www.northallerton.roundtable.co.uk

A group of local lads from the surrounding area of Northallerton who meet up at least twice a month.To have a laugh and participate in some great activities and give something back to the local community. For men aged 18-45.

NY East Federation of WIs

WI House, Front St, Norby, Thirsk YO7 1BG. T: 01845 522415 W: http://www.thewi.org.uk

N'ton Life Drawing & Art Group

Northallerton Methodist Church, High Street, Northallerton DL7 8EG. T: 07845 907756 W: http://www.drawnorth.co.uk

Meet Fridays 7pm during term times. £40 per eight week term. Booking essential. Accessible.

Painting

Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. T: 01609 780087

Royal British Legion

21 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. T: 01845  523184

Children welcome. Large beer garden to play in. Accessible. Limited Dogs welcome with conditions.

Sowerby Flower Club

12 St Oswalds Close, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JX. T: 01845 524555 / 526209

Meet monthly at 2pm on first Thursday at Sowerby Parochial Hall, flower arranging demos, workshops, garden visits etc Accessible.

Sowerby Women's Institute

59 Admiral's Court, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1. T: more info - Mrs D Pedley 01845 523413

Part of the National Federation of Women's Institutes which provides educational opportunities to women and the chance to build new skills, take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on local and national issues of concern to them.

St Mary's Women's Fellowship

St Mary's Church, Kirkgate, Thirsk. T: 01845 524904

Meets 7.30pm in the crypt on the 4th Monday of the month except December

TCV

3-7 Leake Street, York YO10 3BR. T: 01904 694300 W: http://www.tcv.org.uk

Conservation volunteering opportunities during the week including footpath construction, tree planting and haymeadow restoration.

The Hardy Plant Society

W: http://wwww.hardy-plant.org.uk/n-yorkshire

Meetings are at 7.30 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from September to May (excluding December) at the Village Hall, Morton on Swale, Northallerton, DL7 9RL (map) (on the A684 about half-way between the A1 and Northallerton).

Thirkleby Local History Socy

Thirkleby,. T: Mrs J Coupe 01845 501375

Thirlby Local History Group

T: 01845 597077

Meets in Thirlby Village Hall, YO7 2DJ, at 7.30pm on the third Monday monthly. No membership but a charge of £3 per meeting. 1 or 2 outings each summer and a festive supper in December.

Thirsk & N'ton Beekeepers Ass.

Borrowby,. T: 01845 537323

Thirsk Bridge Club

Thirsk Methodist Church, St. James's Green, Thirsk YO7 1AQ. T: 01845 523582 W: http://www.thirskbridgeclub.org.uk

Tue 7pm. £2.50 for members, and £3.50 for non-members (SIM Pairs extra). Tea/Coffee available. Accessible. Ramp & car parking

Thirsk in Bloom

The Covert, Back Lane, Norby, Thirsk YO7 1TB. T: 01845 525597

Volunteers plan, plant & maintain the flowers in the Market Place & surrounding areas. Financially supported by local businesses & council.

Thirsk Ladies Probus Club

Thirsk YO7. T: 01845 526246

Meet at the Golden Fleece Hotel, Thirsk, on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 10am.

Thirsk Model Aeroplane Club

Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. T: 01845 523119

Thirsk Model Railway Club

Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. T: 01845 578273 W: http://www.expo-thirsk.co.uk

Meet on the third Tuesday of every month from 8 to 10pm in the meeting room at Sowerby Parochial Church Hall. Accessible.

Thirsk Museum Society

14-16 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PQ. T: 01845 527707 W: http://thirskmuseum.org

Over ninety members, all sharing an interest in local history. Even when the Museum is closed, the Society is busy organising year-round events and providing the support on which the Museum depends for its success. Children welcome. Must be accompanied Accessible. Ground floor rooms accessible. A video "virtual tour" of other sections can be shown on request to duty steward.

Thirsk Rotary Club

T: 01845 597469 W: http://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=249

Meet on Tuesdays at 6pm for 6.30pm, usualy in the Golden Fleece, but check beforehand if possible.

Thirsk Woodlands Group

51 Fairfield, Thirsk YO7 1FB. T: 01845 868095 W: http://www.thirskwoodlands.btck.co.uk

Planting and maintaining local woodlands. We usually meet at Pearsons Wood on Saturdays at 9am to maintain the woodland and nursery. The seasons, weather and other events may affect this. Children welcome. for volunteer scheme such as Duke of Edinburgh awards. Dogs welcome

Thirsk Yarnbombers

YO7. T: 01845 524619

U3A Thirsk leisure & learning

Sowerby Parochial Hall, Front Street, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. T: 01845 527851 W: http://u3asites.org.uk/code/u3asite.php?site=643

Meet at 10am on the second Tue of the month except Aug. Learning for the retired and part-timers, in small groups attracting as little expenditure as possible. Monthly talks and eighteen different groups to choose from. Subscription £15 a year. Accessible. Scooters are not a problem.

Vale Radio

Haxby Memorial Hall, The Village, Haxby, York YO32 3HT. T: 01904 765900 W: http://www.thevaleonline.com

All-volunteer Internet based local community radio station with music, news and views 24 hours a day. Covers North, South, East and West of York City Centre. Covering Selby, Thirsk, Linton on Ouse, Howardian Hills into Ryedale.

Woodworkers

Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. T: 01845 523488

Sport

Badminton

Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. T: 01845 522885

Blue Star Football Club

Hillside Rural Activities Park, Knayton, YO7 1AX.

Football in Thirsk/Knayton, Sunday mornings 10:30. Children welcome. Playground. Welcome as spectators. Dogs welcome

Dishforth Shooting Club

Dishforth airfield, Dishforth, Thirsk YO7 3EZ. T: 07449 835503 W: http://dishforthshootingclub.weebly.com

Safely brings together clay target shooters in games, tournaments, tuition and fault finding. We have no pretense and our only prerequisites are the legal ones. Anyone is welcome to the club. Flexibility and satisfaction is our aim. Fun is always on the agenda.

Easingwold Angels Ladies F.C.

T: 07989 095824

Ladies football matches on a Sunday afternoon. Looking for new players 16+.

Hambleton Paddlers Canoe Club

c/o 10 Winston Court, Northallerton DL6 1PY. W: http://www.hambletonpaddlers.co.uk/

Meets at Carlton Lodge Outdoor Centre, Thirsk and Thirsk swimming pool. Aims to introduce anyone to the pleasures of kayaking and canoeing in a safe environment.

JS Karate Academy

Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. T: 07870 409846

Karate Tue 6-7pm. All ages welcome. Fully insured. CRB/DBS enhanced checked. Member of the English Karate Federation.

Leake Tennis Club

West End Farm, Borrowby, Thirsk YO7 4QL. W: http://www.facebook.com/leaketennisclub

3 tennis courts providing an excellent playing surface all year round. Club times Tuesday & Sunday 10am (all year). Strong commitment to developing junior members. Match play. Coaching opportunities for all ages and abilities. Children welcome. Junior Coaching during summer ter. Junior League Matches Accessible.

Northallerton Angling Club

The Garth, Danby Wiske, Northallerton DL7 0NA. T: 01609 771117 W: http://www.nadac.org.uk

Some of the of the best fishing in North Yorkshire, with over four miles of fantanstic fishing water on the River Swale. Pond suitable for children & disabled due late 2016. Children welcome. Must be supervised Accessible.

Sowerby Angling Society

T: 01347 868294 W: http://sowerbyanglingsociety.com/

Particularly interested in juniors (16 and under) wishing to fish our stretch of the Codbeck. Fly fishing during the early part of the season, with both worm and fly fishing during the later part.

Sowerby Flatts Bowls Club

The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. T: 01845 525701 W: http://www.sowerbyflattsbowls.org.uk

Open April to September, New players and experienced players welcome. Children welcome. accompanied by parent/guardian. Game not suitable for under 16s. Accessible. not suitable for wheelchair users. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Swaledale Outdoor Club

17 New Road, Richmond DL10 4QS. W: http://www.swaledaleoutdoorclub.org.uk

Canoeing, Caving, Climbing, Cycling, Mountain biking, Orienteering, Skiing and Walking. In all activities standards range from novice to expert. Beginners and new members welcome.

Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers

Thirsk Athletics Club, Newsham Road, Thirsk YO7 1QP. T: 01845 526550 W: http://www.thirskandsowerbyharriers.co.uk

Not sure a running club is for you? We cater for all running abilities – from those who run a 5k distance to a full marathon and beyond, both on or off road, offering support and encouragement to get you running and keep you running!

Thirsk 6-a-side Football

T: 01937 841440 W: http://footballmundial.com/leagues/view/39/thirsk-6-a-side

Matches are played every Monday evening between 7-9pm, at Thirsk Floodlit pitch. No joining fees, £28 weekly match fee per team. Teams play one match each week against a different team - two halves of 15 minutes. All matches officiated by Fully Qualified F.A. Referees.

Thirsk Athletics Club

Newsham road, Thirsk YO7 1QP. T: 01845 522910

Bowls, cricket, junior football, rugby, tennis, squash, running & hockey. Children welcome. Accessible. partial

Thirsk Bowling Club

Thirsk Athletic Club, Newsham Road, Thirsk YO7 1QP. T: 01845 522711 W: http://bowlsclub.org/club/4016/

Lawn bowls - practice, club play (leagues) competitions and social bowling Children welcome. Coaching given Accessible. Adapted walking sticks available. No wheelchairs or mobility scooters on green.

Thirsk Bowmen

Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, Thirsk YO7 3BZ. T: 01845 501050 W: http://www.thirskbowmen.org.uk

Open access all year round for members only.GNAS members please contact either of the telephone numbers for information

Thirsk Cricket Club

Thirsk Racecourse, Newsham Rd, Thirsk YO7 1QP. T: 01845 522910 / 07933 413262 W: http://www.thirskcricket.co.uk

Thirsk Falcons FC (juniors)

Newsham Rd, Thirsk YO7 1QP. T: 07977 446175 W: http://www.thirskfalcons.org.uk

Provides FA Charter Standard football coaching and TJFA league matches for local children in age groups ranging from 3 – 16 years upwards. Girsl & boys. Children welcome.

Thirsk Falcons FC (seniors)

Chapel Street, Thirsk YO7 1LU. T: 07850 881257 W: http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/thirskfalconsfc/

Senior football

Thirsk Hockey Club

T: 07766 208670 W: http://www.thirskhockeyclub.org.uk

Men's and women's senior & junior sections. Thirsk Floodlit Astro, entrance off Gravel Hole Lane, Sowerby

Thirsk Karate Club

24 Sycamore Business Park,, Dishforth Rd, Copt Hewick, Ripon HG4 5DF. W: http://www.byakko.co.uk

Children welcome. Fitness, health, sport & confidence Accessible.

Thirsk Karate Dojo BSKA

Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. T: 07427 918382 / 07564 347745 W: http://www.thirskkaratedojo.co.uk

Every Wednesday 6.30pm-7.30pm teaching Karate the safe and correct way, ages 6 to adult. Facebook ThirskKarateDojoBSKA. Children welcome.

Thirsk Rugby U Football Club

Newsham Rd, Thirsk YO7 1QP. W: http://www.thirskrufc.co.uk

Meets at Thirsk Athletic Club, Newsham Rd. Seniors Thu 7pm, Juniors Sun 10.30am & Tue 6.30pm. Children welcome. Girls & boys aged 6 to 17 Accessible.

Thirsk Squash Club

Newsham Road, Thirsk YO7 1QP. T: 01845 523869

Located next to Thirsk Athletics Club

Thornton-le Moor Cricket Club

Main Street, Thornton-le Moor, Thirsk DL7 9DW. W: http://tlmoor.play-cricket.com/

Yorkshire Gliding Club

Sutton Bank, Thirsk YO7 2EY. T: 01845 597237 W: http://www.ygc.co.uk

First floor cafe and viewing area open to the public. Trial lessons with prior notice, gift vouchers available. Children welcome. Lounge with children's toys. Accessible. Wheelchairs limited to ground floor. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Support

Adult Learning Services - NYCC

White Rose House, Thurston Road, Northallerton DL6 2NA. T: 01609 533900 W: http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=2959

Run course programmes for improving skills and training for vocations eg. IT, Language, literacy, numeracy and learning disabilities

Age UK

33 High Street, Northallerton DL7 8EE. T: 01609 771624 W: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/northyorkshire

Offer help, support and activities for older people in North Yorkshire. Coffee mornings, social groups, exercise classes, walking group, falls prevention, Telephone Befriending, Shop and Drop in, Hambleton Over Fifities Forum, Home From Hospital, Housing Options. Products offered - Home, Car and Travel insurance, Gas & Electricity, Motor Breakdown, Funeral Plans, Personal Alarms, Lifebook, Wills and Legal Services . Accessible. Ramp available for wheelchair users and mobility scooters

Alzheimers Soc Hambl&Richmond

Garget Walker House, 25a Olav Road, Richmond DL10 4PU. T: 01748 825817 W: http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/custom_scripts/branch.php?branch=true&branchCode=12828

Day Support Centres in Richmond, Easingwold, Northallerton & Stokesley. Support for people with dementia and their families in the community, carer's groups, dementia cafes and befriending & singing for the brain Accessible. No mobility scooters

Bluebird Care

The Granary, Grizzlefield Hse., Felixkirk Road, Thirsk YO7 2ED. T: 01845 440271 W: http://www.bluebirdcare.co.uk

Carers Centre

32 High Street, Northallerton DL7 8EE. T: 01609 780872 W: http://hrcarers.org.uk

Support and advice to carers and the families of young carers across a range of subjects. When you are caring for someone it can be overwhelming and it can really help to have someone else to guide you to exactly what you need.

Children & Families:prevention

Children & Families Centre, Thirsk School, Topcliffe Rd, Thirsk YO7 1RZ. T: 01609 798445 W: http://www.facebook.com/hambletonsouthareacfsp

Early help and support to children, young people and families across a wide range of issues. Activities and opportunities which help support young children’s early learning & development; Child and family health services and activities for children with special educational needs & disabilities and their families. Also Youth Sessions run from the Children & Families Centre at the school.

Citizens Advice Bureau

227 High St, Northallerton DL7 8DW. T: 0344 411 1444 / 01609 776551 W: http://www.hambletonandrichmondshirecab.org.uk

Serves North Yorkshire, including Thirsk. General advice on many subjects including debt, benefits, housing, employment, consumer issues etc. Located behind the Parish Church. Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Drop-in sessions: Mon, Tue & Thu 9.30am-12.30pm. Appointments by arrangement. Children welcome. toys Accessible. Use side entrance through archway on left.

Dyslexia Network Plus

T: 0845 226 0240 / 0845  644 8602 W: http://www.dyslexianetworkplus.org.uk

A local support group for families with dyslexic type difficulties in Hambleton & Richmond districts.

Hambleton Community Action

Community House, 10 South Parade, Northallerton DL7 8SE. T: 01609 780458 W: http://hambletoncommunityaction.org

Gives support, information and advice to voluntary and community groups. Carers’ Respite Sitting. Community Car Scheme to help people who are unable to access public transport in Northallerton. Support for people who feel socially isolated, through regular visits from a volunteer. Wheels 2 Work - a not for profit moped loan scheme that helps people get to work, apprenticeships, or training, where no other form of transport is available.

Hambleton Furniture Store

3A Brompton Road, Northallerton DL6 1DY. T: 07801 591581

Adjacent to Alpha Dental Centre. They sell good quality used furniture and some electrical items to people on low incomes and/or benefits. Free collection of donated goods Children welcome. Accessible. Dogs welcome

Hambleton North Prevention Svc

159-160 High Street, Northallerton DL7 8JZ. T: 01609 536468 W: http://www.northyorks.gov.uk

Offers early help for children, young people and their families who would benefit from targeted support, for example with school attendance, young people not in education employment or training, parenting support, improving health or managing existing onditions. Children welcome.

Herriot Hospice Homecare

Thurston Road, Northallerton DL6 2NJ. T: 01609 777413 W: http://www.herriothh.org.uk

Care to terminally ill patients who wish to remain at home. Operate throughout Hambleton and Richmondshire. Due to the large rural area that we cover we do not have a hospice building; we care for patients and support their families in their own homes.

Holy Rood House

10 Sowerby Road, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1HX. T: 01845 522580 W: http://www.holyroodhouse.org.uk

A Centre for Health and Pastoral Care - 'The Place to Turn To' for all kinds of people of all ages, for many different reasons, within a gentle Christian ethos of reflection, exploration and discovery working towards justice, peace and ecological awareness.

Home Instead

Nidderdale House, Station Rd, Ripley, Harrogate HG3 3BA. T: 01423 774490 W: http://www.homeinstead.co.uk/thirsk

Non-medical care of older people in their own homes in the Harrogate, Ripon & Thirsk areas.

Home Library & Info Service

T: 01609 533800 W: http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/libraries

Housing Advice & Resource

35 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QR. T: 01845 521458

Free independent legal advice with regard to Housing. In addition to giving housing advice can represent households facing eviction in County Court, liaise with landlords and mortgage companies. Open Monday 10am-2pm, or phone any time.

IDAS

39 Blossom St, York YO24 1AQ. T: 03000 110 110 / 0300 111 0777 W: http://www.idas.org.uk

A free, confidential, dedicated North Yorkshire support service for victims of domestic abuse and rape. Tuesday 5 - 7 and Thursday 5 - 9pm. Otherwise please phone police.

Independent Living Homecare

1 Meadow Garth, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1HY. T: 07704 056194

A personal approach to living independently in your own home.

Keyhouse

Room D005 gnd floor, D block, Hudson House, Toft Green, York YO1 6JT. T: 01904 557490 W: http://www.keyhouse.co.uk/

Free, confidential advice on housing issues for residents in Hambleton, Richmondshire and whole of North Yorkshire. Keyhouse is a registered charity with a telephone assessment is available 5 days a week 9am-5pm.

ME Sufferers & Carers' Support

Quaker Lane, Northallerton DL6 1EE. T: 07949 694640 / 07760 446662

Mental Health Support

2 The Link, Crosby Road, Northallerton DL6 1DG. T: 01609 780758 W: http://www.4mhs.org

Range of closed and open access facilities for adults experiencing mental health problems eg. Day resource centres, social clubs, supported housing and outreach

North Yorkshire Advocacy

Elizabeth House, Barker Business Park, Melmerby, Ripon HG4 5NL. T: 01609 778652

Offers a free, independent and confidential advocacy service. An advocate will stand alongside a person when they face major changes or difficult choices or need help dealing with issues.

Northallerton & Dales Mencap

Goosecroft Lane, Northallerton DL6 1EG. T: 01609 778894 W: http://www.northallertonmencap.org.uk

Help, advice and support to people with learning disabilities, their families and their carers Accessible.

Northallerton Heart Support Group

97 Northallerton Road, Brompton, Northallerton DL6 2PY. T: 01609 770365

Excercise Class in Brompton Village hall, Tuesdays 1.45-2.45pm £3.50, open to everyone. Providing support and companionship to those who have suffered the trauma of cardiac problems.

Northallerton ME Support Gp.

Northallerton DL6. T: 07949 694640  / 07760 446662

Offering support for ME sufferers in Northallerton and surrounding areas through a small, friendly, informal group that meets monthly in a central Northallerton location. Call weekdays 1pm-6.30pm for more information. Accessible. Full disabled access with parking and transport links nearby.

Osteoporosis Supp. H'ton&Rich

3 South Crescent, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1QT. T: 01845 525992

Regular meetings spring & summer held at Riverdale, Ashlands, Northllerton. Winter newsletters, talks given to interested groups incl. schoolchildren. Group medical advisor is Dr Stephen Tuck.
Follow us on Facebook via Hambleton & Richmondshire Osteoporosis Support Group
Accessible. Completely accessible.

Samaritan's Northallerton

7 Crosby Road, Northallerton DL6 1AA. T: 01609 776161 W: http://www.samaritans.org

St John Ambulance

Lumley Close, Thirsk Industrial Park, Thirsk YO7 3TD. T: 01845 521910 W: http://www.sja.org.uk

Stepping Stones

Thirsk and Sowerby. T: 01609 780758 W: http://www.steppingstonesdropin.webs.com

Are you feeling anxious, depressed or just fancy a nice cuppa, drop in to the Town Hall Annexe, Thirskbetween 1.30 and 3.30pm Accessible. Fully accessible

Streetlights Thirsk

Family Life Church, Thirsk Rural Business Centre, Thirsk YO7 3AB. W: http://www.flcthirsk.co.uk

Voluntary scheme to patrol Thirsk town centre Saturday evenings 10.30pm - 1.30am

Thirsk & Dist. Bus. Assn.

- Ladies section, c/o Jill Miller, 4 Finkle St., Thirsk YO7 1AQ. T: 01845 525112

Ladies in business in Thirsk. A social and support group. Organises and funds the Christmas Lights in Thirsk through all-year activities in the town.

Thirsk Community Care Assn

14A Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1LB. T: 01845 523115 W: http://www.tscca.org.uk

Providing volunteer support to members of the local community via these projects: Thirsk Carers Support respite sitting service (all ages), Thirsk Social Car Scheme (volunteer drivers), Norby Luncheon Club for elderly residents, Thirsk Befriending scheme, Catalyst (mentoring support for individuals), Meals On Wheels & Shopping service, out of school childcare schemes for families with children with special needs, point of contact about volunteering opportunities. Accessible.

Thirsk community minibus assn

Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. T: 01845 524990

Hires out two sixteen seater minibuses to local organisations, charities etc. Office open Mon, Wed & Fri 9-11.30am or phone or email. Accessible. One minibus has a lift and removable seats for wheelchair access.

Thirsk Hard of Hearing Club

T: 01845 523689

Meets every month at East Thirsk Community Hall, 1.45pm to 3.45pm. Many activities and outings arranged.

Thirsk&District Business Assoc

T: 01845 522333 W: http://www.facebook.com/thirskdistrictbusinessassociation

For all businesses in and around Thirsk. Secretary Jill Miller 01845 522333.

TIC

Aysgarth Falls Info Centre

Aysgarth Falls, Leyburn DL8 3TH. T: 01969 662910 W: http://www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

Open Sat, Sun & school holidays 10am-4pm until 25 Mar 2016.

Bedale Tourist Information Centre

Bedale Hall, North End, Bedale DL8 1AA. T: 01677 424604 W: http://www.bedale.org

Beverley TIC

34 Butcher Row, Beverley HU17 0AB. T: 01482 391672 W: http://www.hullandeastyorkshire.com

Accessible.

Bridlington TIC

25 Prince Street, Bridlington YO15 2NP. T: 01482 391634 W: http://www.visithullandeastyorkshire.com

Danby Tourist Information Centre

Danby Lodge, Lodge Lane, Danby YO21 2NB. T: 01439 772737 W: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/see-and-do/the-moors-national-park-centre

Daily from February half term until 31 March 2015, 10.30am to 4.00pm; Daily April, May, June, July 2015, 10.00am to 5.00pm; Daily August 2015, 9.30am to 5.30pm; Daily September and October 2015, 10.00am to 5.00pm; Daily November, December 2015, 10.30am to 4.00pm; Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day; Open 26 December - 3 January 2016, 10.30am to 4.00pm.

Durham Visitor Contact Centre

3-4 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. T: 03000 262626 W: http://www.thisisdurham.com

Monday to Saturday: 9.30am-5.30pm. Sundays and Bank Holidays: 11.00am-4.00pm

Easingwold Tourist Information

Chapel Lane, Easingwold YO61 3AE. T: 01347 821530 W: http://www.visit-easingwold.com

Accessible. Dogs welcome

Filey Tourist Info. Centre

John Street, Filey YO14 9DW. T: 01723 383636 W: http://www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com

Grassington Information Centre

National Park Centre,, Hebbden Road, Grassington BD23 5LB. T: 01756 751690 W: http://www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

Great Ayton Tourist Information Centre

High Green Car Park, Great Ayton TS9 6BJ. T: 01642 722835 W: http://www.visitstokesley.com

Open 10am-4pm Mon-Sat. Closed Nov to Mar. Children welcome. Accessible. Dogs welcome

Halifax Visitor Centre

Halifax Central Library, Northgate, Halifax HX1 1UN. T: 01422 368725 W: http://www.visitcalderdale.com

Harrogate Tourist Information Centre

Royal Baths, Crescent Road, Harrogate HG1 2WJ. T: 01423 537300 W: http://www.visitharrogate.co.uk

Summer: Mon-Sat 9am – 5.30pm, Sun 10am – 1pm. Winter: 9.30am–5pm Mon to Sat, closed Sunday.

Hawes Tourist Info. Centre

Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard, Hawes DL8 3NT. T: 01969 666210 W: http://www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

Accessible.

Haworth TIC

2-4 West Lane, Haworth BD22 8EF. T: 01535 642329 W: http://www.visitbradford.com/discover/haworth.aspx

Open: Monday - Sunday, April - September 10:00 - 17:00. October - March 10:00 - 16:00 (Except Wednesdays 10:30am)

Ingleton Tourist Info, Centre

Ingleborough Community Centre, Ingleton LA6 3HJ. T: 01524 241049 W: http://cravendc.gov.uk/tourism

Knaresborough TIC

9 Castle Courtyard, Market Place, Knaresborough HG5 8AE. T: 01423 866886 W: http://www.visitharrogate.co.uk

Apr-Oct: Mon-Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 10am–1pm Sun. Nov–Mar: Wed & Sat 10am–4pm,

Leyburn TIC

Dales Haven Guest House, Market Place, Leyburn DL8 5BJ. T: 01969 623814 W: http://welcometoleyburn.co.uk

Mashamshire Community Office

7 Little Market Place, Masham, Ripon HG4 4JW. T: 01765 680200 W: http://www.visitmasham.com

Monday to Friday:  10:00 – 15:00, Saturday: 10:00 – 15:00, Sunday: 10:00 – 15:00 (Aug)

Middlesbrough TIC

The Town Hall, Albert Rd, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. T: 01642 729900 W: http://www.visitmiddlesbrough.com/visitor-info/tourist-information-centre

Monday - Thursday 10.00 am - 5.00 pm; Friday 10.00 am - 4.30 pm; Saturday 10.00 am - 3.00 pm;

Nidderdale Plus Partnership

Station Square, King Street, Pateley Bridge HG3 5AT. T: 01423 714953 W: http://www.nidderdaleplus.org

Community Hub for Nidderdale. Open Mon 10-6; Tue to Fri 10-4; Sat & Sun 10-1; closed bank holidays.

Northallerton Tourist Information

The Applegarth, Northallerton DL7 8LZ. T: 01609 776864 W: http://www.visitnorthallerton.com

Open 10am-4pm (noon Sat) on Mon-Sat. Closed Nov-Mar.

Richmond Tourist Info Centre

Richmond Library, Queens Road, Richmond DL10 4DN. T: 01609 534580 W: http://richmond.org/tic

Ripon Tourist Information Centre

Town Hall, Market Place South, Ripon HG4 1DD. T: 01765 604625 W: http://www.visitharrogate.co.uk/things-to-do/ripon-tourist-information-centre-p1208361

Apr-Oct: Mon-Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 10am–1pm Sun. Nov–Mar: Wed & Sat 10am–4pm,

Saltaire & Airedale

Salts Mill, Victoria Road, Saltaire, Bradford BD18 3LA. T: 01274 437942 W: http://www.visitsaltaire.com

Open: 7 days a week: April - September 10:00 - 17:00; October - March 10:00 - 16:00.

Scarborough Harbourside TIC

Sandside, Scarborough YO11 1PP. T: 01723 383636 W: http://www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com

Settle Information Centre

Town Hall, Cheapside, Settle BD24 9EJ. T: 01729 825192 W: http://www.cravendc.gov.uk/tourism

Children welcome. Things to do in the area, quiz sheets. Accessible. Via lift at side of building Dogs welcome

Skipton Information centre

Town Hall, Skipton BD23 1AH. T: 01756 792809 W: http://cravendc.gov.uk/tourism

Stockton Tourist Information

134b High Street, Stockton on Tees TS18 1LP. T: 01642 528130 W: http://www.rediscoverstockton.co.uk

Accessible.

Sutton Bank TIC

Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Sutton Bank, Thirsk YO7 2EH. T: 01845 597426 W: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/see-and-do/sutton-bank-national-park-centre

Daily April, May, June, July 2015, 10.00am to 5.00pm; Daily August 2015, 9.30am to 5.30pm; Daily September and October 2015, 10.00am to 5.00pm; Daily November, December 2015, 10.30am to 4.00pm; Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day; Open 26 December - 3 January 2016, 10.30am to 4.00pm

Thirsk Tourist Information

93A Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1EY. T: 01845 522755 W: http://www.visitthirsk.org.uk

Open Monday to Saturday from 10am with closing time dependent on the month: Jan-Mar 3pm, Apr-Jun 4pm, Jul-Aug 4.30pm, Sep-Dec 4pm. In July & August also open Sundays 11am-2pm. Receives no local authority grant and is run and funded by the work of 30+ unpaid volunteers. Children welcome. Children's books, pocket-money items Accessible. Dogs welcome

Whitby Tourist Information Centre

Langborne Road, Whitby YO21 1YN. T: 01723 383636 W: http://www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com

York Tourist Information Centre

1 Museum Street, York YO1 7DT. T: 01904 550099 W: http://www.visityork.org

Walking

Boroughbridge Walks

1 Hall Square, Boroughbridge, York YO51 9AN. T: 01423 331235 W: http://www.boroughbridgewalks.org.uk

A local group of volunteers and walking enthusiasts committed to promoting, sharing and developing our super walks in the Lower Ure Valley. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Dales Walking Group (Singles)

T: 01535 644317 W: http://www.dales-walking-group.co.uk

Regular monthly walks of varying lengths, mainly Dales area.

Hambleton Ramblers

W: http://hambletonramblers.co.uk

Regular Sunday walks of varying lengths

Hambleton Strollers

T: 01609 771624 W: http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/yorkshire-and-humber/hambleton-strollers-walking-for-health

Hambleton Strollers organises weekly led walks round Thirsk (and also in the other main towns of Hambleton District). Anyone can join the walks, but we especially welcome the over 50s, those with health risks such as heart disease/high blood pressure, people with inactive lifestyles, people recovering from health problems and needing simple exercise, people who think they would be too slow to join a normal walking group and those who would just like some company for walking. Walks are usually about an hour with half hour starter walks available and are on good level footpaths around the towns and on surrounding field paths when weather conditions allow. We move at a pace brisk enough for individuals to feel an increased heart rate and faster breathing. We never leave anyone behind and if you cannot walk and talk we say you are walking too fast. Thirsk walks start at 10.30am on a Wednesday, often with refreshments afterwards. See the walking for health website or our leaflet to find out more details Accessible. Whilst we cannot accommodate mobility scooters, people who can walk, even if slowly, are welcome.

Northallerton Ramblers

W: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Northallerton Ramblers pride themselves on their friendliness and welcoming attitude to new members. You are welcome to walk with them before you join so that you can be sure that you are happy with our approach to walking. We organise weekly walks, of varying lengths, throughout the year, mostly on Thursdays together with some trips and social events. They are the local group of the Walking Charity “Ramblers” which campaigns on access issues. The Northallerton Group “looks after” the paths in most of Hambleton on behalf of Ramblers.

Northallerton Striders

Northallerton. T: 01609 766829 W: http://northallertonstriders.org.uk

Encourages people of all ages to get up and go walking by providing guided walks of about two hours - so people can enjoy some exercise in the countryside and have the confidence of knowing they will not get lost. The walks explore new routes, building up confidence and ensuring paths are passable. Route maps and guides are usually available so that walkers can go back and try the walk again. Regular walks are on alternate Fridays and Saturdays, 10.30am to about 1pm. The walks may start in town, but are more likely to start in a local village and walking on tracks, field footpaths and minor roads. We try to plan walks based on bus stops to accommodate those people who do not drive, but we also plan walks to end at a tea shop or pub for socializing afterwards.

U3A Northallerton

T: 01609 774067

U3A Thirsk & Sowerby

T: 01347 822204

W.I. Walking Group

W.I House, Norby, Thirsk YO7 1BG. T: 01845 522415

Walking group for W.I. members

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