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animal rehoming

Blue Cross

Parklands, Station Road, Topcliffe, Thirsk YO7 3SE. Tel 0300 777 1540

Thirsk rehoming centre. cats and dogs looking for loving homes.

Jerry Green Dog Rescue

Catton, Thirsk YO7 4SG. Tel 01845 567456

Our aim is to find the right home for each dog in our care.


Arcadian Apiaries Ltd

3 Rutland Road, Harrogate HG1 2PY. Tel 01423 507236

Beekeepers and Bee Farmers

Beez Neez

Paddock House, Malton YO17 8EA. Tel 07877 120451

Beekeepers and Bee Farmers

Cleveland Beekeepers Asscn

Tel 01642 786243

Harrogate and Ripon Beekeepers

20 Kent Road, Harrogate HG1 2LE. Tel 01423 561597

Kevin Hughes

Hutton Sessay, Thirsk YO7 3BA. Tel 01845 501904

Honey for Sale. Will remove swarms of honey bees. Member of BBKA.

Nigel Pringle

Silverwood, Kilburn, York YO61 4AG. Tel 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.

Northern Bees

18 Camp Hill Close, Dallamires Lane Indust. Estate, Ripon HG4 1QY. Tel 01765 698855

All you need for keeping bees

The Honey Farm

Racecourse Road, Scarborough YO13 9HP. Tel 01723 865198
Website http://

Live honeybee exhibition. Safe for public.

Trevor Swales

32 South End, Osmotherley, DL6 3BL. Tel 01609  883320

Beekeeper and honey producer

Westfields Honey Farm

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

Beekeepers and Bee Farmers

Yorkshire Beekeepers Asscn

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

Yorkshire Beekeepers Assn

Noddle Bottom, Wass, York YO61 4AX. Tel 01347 868516

Yorkshire Beekeepers' Assoc

Eastfields House, Ryther Road, Tadcaster LS24 9DY. Tel 01937 834688

Beekeepers and Bee Farmers

Children & young people

Football Tots

East Thirsk Community Hall, off Hambleton Place, Thirsk YO7 1DS. Tel 01765 620374

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

Tel 07900 144079

Sowerby Scout & Guide hut

Little Ark Club

St Mary's Church, Kirkgate, Thirsk. Tel 01609 761161

Parent and toddler group, meets Tuesdays 10 - 11.30am during term time

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.


43b Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1HA. Tel 01845 523858

On line form to join Beavers, cubs or scouts at Children welcome. Accessible.

Thirsk Clock

Church Hall, St James Green, Thirsk YO7 1AQ. Tel 01845 524494

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

Thirsk/Swby Children's Centre

Tel 01609 533068

Main site, Thirsk community Primary School. Sessions also held at Alanbrooke Barracks. Pre schools activities.

Toy Library

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

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


25 Dance Club Northallerton

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall, 41 Thirsk Road, Northallerton DL6 1PJ. Tel 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 Castlegate, Thirsk YO7 1HL. Tel 01845 522570

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

Thirsk British Legion, Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. Tel 01748 822248

Mondays 12.30-2.30pm & 7.30-9.30pm

Mowbray Folk Dance Group

Methodist Church Hall, North End, Northallerton. Tel 01609 775381

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. Tel 01609 776025

RSCDS-affiliated Scottish country dance group. Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm (adults).


French classes

Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 522342

Beginners class for those who want atmosphere. Wed 24 Sep 14 2.30-4.30pm for 9 weeks £77, concessions £72. Post-GCSE or just to update your French in a friendly class without exams and pressure. Thu 25 Sep 14 7-9pm for 9 weeks £77, concessions £72.

Helen O'Grady Drama Classes

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

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

Learn Direct in N'ton College

159-160, High Street, Swainby, Northallerton DL7 8JZ. Tel 01609 777550

Workers Educational Asscn

Tel 01845 22762

Yorkshire Young Musicians

POB 127, Thirsk YO7 2WX. Tel 01845 597627

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

Exercise & slimming

Aerobic and exercise

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

Age UK North Yorkshire

Gillings Court, Thirsk YO7 1SZ. Tel 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.

Bokwa fitness

Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk.

The lastest fitness sensation. Tuesdays 7-8pm. £5 per session.

Hambleton Leisure Centre

Stone Cross, Northallerton DL6 2UZ. Tel 01609 777070

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 YO62 5BH. Tel 07772 395368

Open during Jun-Sep only Children welcome.


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

7pm on Wednesday

Over 50's Exercise Class

The Orchards, Orchard Grove, Brompton,. Tel 01609 771624

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


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

In village hall, Mondays noon-1pm


Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 574053

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


Northallerton, Bedale and Thirsk areas,. Tel 01609 748604

Classes in Nortallerton, Scruton, Sowerby, Sutton

Slimming World

Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 0844 892 0400

Monday 5.30pm & 7.30pm.

Thirsk & Sowerby Leisure Centre

Chapel Street, Thirsk YO7 1LU. Tel 01845 522447

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!

T'ai Chi

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

Tai Chi classes for beginners: Mon - South Otterington village hall 8pm. Tue - Thirsk Leisure Centre - 10am. Wed - Osmotherley village hall 10.30am. Thu - Hambleton Leisure C 10.30am.

T'ai Chi Qigong

Parochial Church Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 525020

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. Tel 01845 523734

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


Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS.

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


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

Wednesday morning

Yoga (Iyengar)

Friends Meeting House, 24 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. Tel 01609 883293 / 07990 784081

Iyengar Yoga Classes. Every Tuesday 8-9pm. All abilities from beginners to more experienced students. Help improve stamina, strength, posture and flexibility. Also classes in Osmotherley & Northallerton.


Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 07800 794216

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


Sessay Village Hall, Sessay, Thirsk YO7 3BE. Tel 07800 794216

Zumba Gold Monday 9.30am-10.15am. Zumba fitness Wednesday 6pm-7pm.

folk concerts

Loosely, Folk

18 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PQ. Tel 01845 523767

Organises local folk concerts.


Aldwak Manor Golf Club & Spa Hotel

Aldwark, Alne, York YO61 1UF. Tel 01347 838146

Ampleforth College Golf Club

Castle Drive, Oswaldkirk, Gilling East, York YO62 4HP. Tel 01439 788274

9/18 hole Green Fees - Honesty Box Accessible. No buggies

Bedale Golf Club

Leyburn Rd, Bedale DL8 1EZ. Tel 01677 422451

Children welcome. In restaurant & junior competitions. Accessible.

Blackwell Grange Golf Club

Snipe Lane, Blackwell, Darlington DL2 2SA. Tel 01325 464458

Members golf club but welcome visitors to come and play our 18 hole golf course and use our floodlight driving range.

Blackwell Grange Golf Club

Snipe Lane, Darlington DL2 2SA. Tel 01325 461002

18 hole & 15 bay driving range Floodlit

Catterick Golf Club

Leyburn Rd, Catterick Garrison DL9 3QE. Tel 01748 833268

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. Tel 01325 355324

Dinsdale Spa Golf Club

Neasham Road, Middleton St George, Darlington DL2 1DW. Tel 01325 332297

Children welcome. Junior section Accessible. disabled parking & stairlift

Easingwold Golf Club

Stillington Rd, Easingwold, York YO61 3ET. Tel 01347 822474

Forest of Galtres Golf Club

Moorlands Rd, Skelton, York YO32 2RF. Tel 01904 766198

Fulford (York) Golf Club Limited

Heslington Lane, Heslington, York YO10 5DY. Tel 01904 413579

Harrogate Golf Club

Forest Lane Head, Starbeck, Harrogate HG2 7TF. Tel 01423 862999

Knaresborough Golf Club

Boroughbridge Rd, Knaresborough HG5 0QQ. Tel 01423 862690

Children welcome. Young children must be supervised by adults. Accessible.

Masham Golf Club

Swinton Rd, Masham HG4 4NS. Tel 01765 688054

Middlesbrough Golf Club

Brass Castle Lane, Marton, Middlesbrough TS8 9EE. Tel 01642 311515

Golf course, bar & restaurant. Accessible.

Pannal Golf Club (Harrogate) Ltd

Follifoot Rd, Pannal, Harrogate HG3 1ES. Tel 01423 872628

Children welcome. With official golf handicap Accessible.

Richmond (Yorks) Golf Club

Bend Hagg, Richmond DL10 5EX. Tel 01748 823231

Ripon City Golf Club

Palace Rd, Ripon HG4 3HH. Tel 01765 603640

Children welcome. Families welcome. Junior golfing. Accessible.

Romanby Golf & Country Club

Yafforth Road, Romanby, Northallerton DL7 0PE. Tel 01609 778855

Conference facilities for up to 80, wedding licence, seats up to 100 people

Stokesley Golf Range

Broughton Road, Stokesley, Middlesbrough TS9 5JJ. Tel 01642 714856

Floodlit 16 bay golf range 12 hole Crazy golf 9 hole par 3 Course

Thirsk & Northallerton Golf Club

Northallerton Road, Thornton-le-Street, Thirsk YO7 4AB. Tel 01845 525115

Wensleydale Golf Ltd

Akebar Park, Akebar, Leyburn DL8 5LY. Tel 01677 450201

York Golf Centre

Skelton Park, Shipton Road, Skelton, York YO30 1XW. Tel 01904 470549

York Golf Club

Lords Moor Lane, Strensall, York YO32 5XF. Tel 01904 490304

18 Hole Golf Course. Accessible.

York Golf Range

Towthorpe Moor Lane, Towthorpe, York YO32 9ST. Tel 01904 499275

The premier golf practice and learning facility in the York area. Children welcome. Crazy golf, junior club hire, 9-hole under 10's golf course Accessible. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Halls for hire

Boltby Village Hall

Boltby, Thirsk YO7 2DY. Tel 01845 537392

Kitchen, projection screen, few car spaces, toilet. Accessible.

Borrowby Village Hall

Borrowby, Thirsk YO7 4QL. Tel 01845 537503

Internet access, parties of up to 150 people. Modern kitchen. Car parking. Baby changing. Accessible. Hearing aid loop, wheelchair access, entrance ramp & fully accessible toilet facilities.

Cold Kirby Village Hall

Low field lane, Cold Kirby, Thirsk YO7 2HL. Tel 01845 597048

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. Accessible. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Coxwold Village Hall

Byland Road, Coxwold, York YO61 4BB. Tel 01347 868077

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. Tel 01845 577310

Kitchen, a few car spaces, toilet / changing. Accessible.

Dishforth Village Hall

Main street, Dishforth, Thirsk YO7 3JU. Tel 01845 577539

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.

East Thirsk Community Hall

off Hambleton Place, Thirsk YO7 1DS. Tel 07867 625700

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. Tel 01423 360138

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.

Kilburn Village Institute

Kilburn, York YO61 4AH. Tel 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. Tel 01845 537688

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

Ritz Cinema

16 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 524751

Main cinema and a smaller conference room are available for meetings.

Sandhutton & Bre. Village Hall

Sandhutton Lane, Sandhutton, Thirsk YO7 4RS. Tel 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

South Otterington, Maunby and Newby Wiske 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 private bookings.

Sowerby Parochial Church Hall

The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 523891

Hall and meeting room for hire Accessible. Level access, disabled toilet.

Sutton Village Hall

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

Kitchen, IT / AudioVisual, PA system. Accessible.

The Forum

Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Tel 01609 776230

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. Tel 01845 501394

Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall

Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 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. Tel 01609 774325

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.

Thorpe House

c/o Holy Rood House, 10 Sowerby Road, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1HX. Tel 01845 522580

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. Tel 01845 577315

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.

Social & hobbies

Darrowby & Dist. Riding Club

Blacksmiths Cottage, Thirkleby, Thirsk YO7 2AT. Tel 07778 489311

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

Tel 01642 723873

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

Family History Society


Cleveland, North Yorkshire, South Durham Family History Society

Friends of Moorsbus

Tel 01751 477216

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. Tel 01609 881456

Study history of Great Smeaton .

Hillside Gardens & Social Club

Knayton Village Hall, Knayton, Thirsk.

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.

Knitting & Cross-stitching

Thirsk Town Hall (upper room), Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 522894

Friday evenings 7-9pm. £2.

Lacemaking Club

Romanby Women's Institute Hall, The Close, Romanby, Northallerton DL7 8BQ. Tel 01845 567689

Lacemakers Club meets first Wed of each month (except Jan and Feb) 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Newcomers or experienced new members welcome (club has contacts for classes). Accessible. Car parking & ramp.

Lions Club- Thirsk & N'ton

Black Bull, 101, High Street, Northallerton DL7 8PP. Tel 0845 8337435

Meet on 2nd Wednesday every month at 8pm

Mowbray Probus Club

Royal British Legion, 21 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. Tel 01845 522166

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

N Yorks County Record Office

Malpas Road, Northallerton DL7 8TB. Tel 01609 777585

Family history records

National Women's Register

Tel 01603 407003/ 01609 778108

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. Tel 01947 881000

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:

North Yorks Smallholder Soc.

Littleacres, Pickhill, Thirsk YO7 4JG. Tel 01845 567471 / 07534 221725

If you keep sheep, pigs, hens, horses etc. or grow vegetables or any other small farming activity then this could be the society for you.

Northallerton Camera Club


Meets in the Methodist Church Hall at Brompton near Northallerton.

Northallerton Local Hist. Soc.

Catholic Church Hall, 41 Thirsk Road, Northallerton DL6 1PJ. Tel 01609 774325

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

Northallerton Male Voice Choir

Northallerton Methodist Church, High Street, Northallerton DL7 8EG.

Northallerton Probus Club

Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Northallerton. Tel 01609 761414

First and Third Tuesday of each month at 10am.

Northallerton Rotary Club

Tel 01609 780525

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

Northallerton Round Table

Tel 07702 523264

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. Tel 01845 522415

N'ton Life Drawing & Art Group

Northallerton Methodist Church, High Street, Northallerton DL7 8EG. Tel 07845 907756

Meet Fridays 7pm during term times. £50 per eight week term. Booking essential. Accessible.


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

Pipe Band

Fire Station, Newsham Road, Thirsk YO7 1PU. Tel 07817 603096

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.

Ripon Choral Society

Ripon Cathedral, Ripon HG4 1QS.

A friendly community choir of 170 singing members and meets on Wednesday evenings, 7.30pm, at Ripon Grammar School. New members are always welcome

Ripon Concert Society

Ripon Cathedral, Ripon SATNAV: HG4 1LX. Tel 01765 635244

Recitals and chamber music from international artists.

Royal British Legion

21 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. Tel 01845  523184

Accessible. limited

Sowerby Flower Club

4 The Close, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JA. Tel 01845 524555 / 526209

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

Sowerby Music

4 Meadow Garth, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1HY. Tel 01845 518001

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

Holy Trinity Church, Kirkby Road, Ripon HG4 2EY. Tel 01765 677413

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.

St Mary's Women's Fellowship

St Mary's Church, Kirkgate, Thirsk. Tel 01845 524904

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


3-7 Leake Street, York YO10 3BR. Tel 01904 694300

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

The Hardy Plant Society


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).

The Vale Online

Haxby Memorial Hall, The Village, Haxby, York YO32 3HT. Tel 01904 765900

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.

Thirkleby Local History Socy

Thirkleby,. Tel Mrs J Coupe 01845 501375

Thirlby Local History Group

Tel 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 & Sowerby Civic Society

Tel 01845 525481

Thirsk Bridge Club

Thirsk Methodist Church, St. James's Green, Thirsk YO7 1AQ. Tel 01845 537443

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. Tel 01845 525597

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

Thirsk Model Aeroplane Club

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

Thirsk Model Railway Club

Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 578273

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. Tel 01845 527707 / 01845 524510

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 Parchment Crafters

Thirsk Town Hall (upper room), Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 525896

Every fortnight on Tuesdays 7.30-9.30pm, beginners welcome.

Thirsk RBL Band

Askham Bryan College, Blakey Lane, Thirsk YO7 3AB. Tel 01845 523511

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

Thirsk Rotary Club

Tel 01845 597469

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. Tel 01845 525954

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. Dogs welcome

U3A Thirsk leisure & learning

Sowerby Parochial Hall, Front Street, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Tel 01845 527851

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.


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



Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 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

Cato Martial Arts

2 Castlegate, Thirsk YO7 1HL. Tel 07733 695823

Teaching Judo & Karate to children and adults. Children welcome.

Dishforth Shooting Club

Dishforth airfield, Dishforth, Thirsk YO7 3EZ. Tel 07449 835503

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.

Hambleton Paddlers Canoe Club

10 Winston Court, Northallerton DL6 1PY.

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. Tel 07870 409846

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

Leake Tennis Club

Goosegreen, Borrowby, Thirsk YO7 4QL.

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.

Northallerton Angling Club

The Garth, Danby Wiske, Northallerton DL7 0NA. Tel 01609 771117

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 2014 or early 2015.

North'ton Carpet Bowls Club

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Tel 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.

Sowerby Angling Society

Tel 01347 868294

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. Tel 01845 525701

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.

Canoeing, Caving, Climbing, Cycling, Fell running, 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. Tel 01845 526550

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

Tel 01937 841440

The Thirsk league takes place on Monday evenings 7-9pm, outdoors on the astroturf pitch at Thirsk School. No joining fee - please phone.

Thirsk Angling Club

2 Garden Cottages, South Crescent, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1RA. Tel 01845 524633 (after 6p.m.)

Thirsk Athletics Club

Newsham road, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 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. Tel 01845 522711

Children welcome. Coaching given

Thirsk Bowmen

Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, Thirsk YO7 3BZ. Tel 01845 501050

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. Tel 01845 522910 / 07933 413262

Thirsk Falcons FC (juniors)

Newsham Rd, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 07977 446175

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. Tel 07850 881257

Senior football

Thirsk Hockey Club

Tel 07766 208670

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.

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

Thirsk Rugby Union Club

Newsham Rd, Thirsk YO7 1QP.

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

Thirsk Squash Club

Newsham Road, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 01845 523869

Located next to Thirsk Athletics Club

Thirsk Tennis Club

Thirsk Athletics Club, Newsham Rd, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 01845 578344

All year round tennis on recently resurfaced artificial grass courts with full floodlighting - beginner to team standard. Coaching for Juniors and Seniors. Club sessions and friendly tournaments. Team play for men's, ladies' and mixed doubles at a range of standards. Clubhouse bar. Tennis for young people: Saturday Mornings 10-11am (yr 5 and above). If interested please join us Tuesday night from 7 - 9pm for fun, friendly, gently competitive tennis.

Topcliffe Bowling Club

Tel 01845 577930

Meets on Thursday evenings

Yorkshire Gliding Club

Sutton Bank, Thirsk YO7 2EY. Tel 01845 597237

Cafe and viewing area open to the public. Trial lessons can be taken with prior notice, gift vouchers available. Children welcome. Lounge with children's toys. Dogs welcome


Adult Learning Services - NYCC

White Rose House, Thurston Road, Northallerton DL6 2NA. Tel 01609 533900

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. Tel 01609 771624

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. Tel 01748 825817

Day Support Centres in Thirsk, Richmond, Easingwold, Northallerton & Stokesley. Support for people with dementia and their families in the community, including home visits, carer's groups, dementia cafes and befriending.

Bluebird Care

The Granary, Grizzlefield Hse., Felixkirk Road, Thirsk YO7 2ED. Tel 01845 440271

British Red Cross

Red Cross House, Zetland Street, Northallerton DL6 1NB. Tel 01609 772186

Carers Centre

32 High Street, Northallerton DL7 8EE. Tel 01609 780872

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.

Citizens Advice Bureau

227 High St, Northallerton DL7 8DW. Tel 0344 411 1444 / 01609 776551

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.

Disability Action Yorkshire

23 Chapel Street, Thirsk YO7 1LU. Tel 01845 574519

Daily or weekly mobility equipment loan scheme. From mobility scooters to commodes. If possible we ask for a donation for the loan, used to keep the service running.

Dyslexia Network Plus

Tel 0845 226 0240 / 0845  644 8602

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

Hambleton & Richmond Advocacy

277 High St, Northallerton DL7 8DW. Tel 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.

Hambleton Furniture Store

3A Brompton Road, Northallerton DL6 1DY. Tel 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

Herriot Hospice Homecare

Thurston Road, Northallerton DL6 2NJ. Tel 01609 777413

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. Tel 01845 522580

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

Porters Vaults, 14A Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1LB. Tel 01845 440510

Non-medical care of older people in their own homes.

Home Library & Info Service

Tel 01609 533800

Housing Advice & Resource

35 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QR. Tel 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.


39 Blossom St, York YO24 1AQ. Tel 03000 110 110 / 0300 111 0777

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.


Room D005 gnd floor, D block, Hudson House, Toft Green, York YO1 6JT. Tel 01904 557490

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. Tel 07949 694640 / 07415 341391

Mental Health Support

2 The Link, Crosby Road, Northallerton DL6 1DG. Tel 01609 780758

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

Northallerton & Dales Mencap

Goosecroft Lane, Northallerton DL6 1EG. Tel 01609 778894

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

Northallerton Heart Support Group

97 Northallerton Road, Brompton, Northallerton DL6 2PY. Tel 01609 770365

Excercise Class in Brompton Village hall, Tuesdays 1.45-2.45pm £3, open to everyone.

Northallerton ME Support Gp.

Northallerton DL6. Tel 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. Tel 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. Accessible. Completely accessible.

Samaritan's Northallerton

7 Crosby Road, Northallerton DL6 1AA. Tel 08705 627282

St John Ambulance

Lumley Close, Thirsk Industrial Park, Thirsk YO7 3TD. Tel 01845 521910

Streetlights Thirsk

Family Life Church, Thirsk Rural Business Centre, Thirsk YO7 3AB.

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

Thirsk Community Care Assn

14A Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1LB. Tel 01845 523115

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. Tel 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

Tel 01845 523689

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

Thirsk&District Business Assoc

Tel 01845 522333

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


75 High Street, Northallerton DL7 8EG. Tel 01609 772835


Aysgarth Falls Info Centre

Aysgarth Falls, Leyburn DL8 3TH. Tel 01969 662910

Bedale Tourist Information Centre

Bedale Hall, North End, Bedale DL8 1AA. Tel 01677 424604

Beverley TIC

34 Butcher Row, Beverley HU17 0AB. Tel 01482 391672

Bridlington TIC

25 Prince Street, Bridlington YO15 2NP. Tel 01482 391634

Danby Tourist Information Centre

Danby Lodge, Lodge Lane, Danby YO21 2NB. Tel 01439 772737

Durham Visitor Contact Centre

3-4 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel 03000 262626

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

Easingwold Tourist Information

Chapel Lane, Easingwold YO61 3AE. Tel 01347 821530

Filey Tourist Info. Centre

John Street, Filey YO14 9DW. Tel 01723 383636

Grassington Information Centre

National Park Centre,, Hebbden Road, Grassington BD23 5LB. Tel 01756 751690

Great Ayton Tourist Information Centre

High Green Car Park, Great Ayton TS9 6BJ. Tel 01642 722835

Open 10am-4pm Mon-Sat. Closed Nov to Mar.

Halifax Visitor Centre

Halifax Central Library, Northgate, Halifax HX1 1UN. Tel 01422 368725

Harrogate Tourist Information Centre

Royal Baths, Crescent Road, Harrogate HG1 2RR. Tel 01423 537300

Monday to Saturday 9.00 – 17.30. Sunday 10.00 – 13.00.

Hawes Tourist Info. Centre

Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard, Hawes DL8 3NT. Tel 01969 666210

Haworth TIC

2-4 West Lane, Haworth BD22 8EF. Tel 01535 642329

Knaresborough TIC

9 Castle Courtyard, Market Place, Knaresborough HG5 8AE. Tel 01423 866886


Leyburn TIC

Dales Haven Guest House, Market Place, Leyburn DL8 5BJ. Tel 01969 623814


Middlesbrough TIC

The Town Hall, Albert Rd, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel 01642 729900

Northallerton Tourist Information

The Applegarth, Northallerton DL7 8LZ. Tel 01609 776864

Open 10am-4pm (noon Sat) on Mon-Sat. Closed Nov-Mar. Marjorie Stratford 01609 770333 Vivien Clegg 01609 773577

Pateley Bridge Tourist Information Centre

18 High Street, Pateley Bridge HG3 5AW. Tel 01423 711147

Pickering Tourist Information Centre

The Ropery, Pickering YO18 8DY. Tel 01751 473791


Richmond Tourist Info. Centre

The Old Cinema, 2 Queens Road, Richmond DL10 4DN.

Easter to October 09:30 to 17:30 Daily November to Easter 09:30 to 16:30 Mon-Sat Jill Bell. Mandy Hankin. Hilda:


Ripon Tourist Information Centre

Town Hall, Market Place South, Ripon HG4 1DD. Tel 01765 604625

Saltaire & Airedale

Salts Mill, Victoria Road, Saltaire, Bradford BD18 3LA. Tel 01274 437942

Open: 7 days a week: Apr-Sep 10am-5pm. Oct-Mar 10am-4pm

Scarborough Harbourside TIC

Sandside, Scarborough YO11 1PP. Tel 01723 383636

Scarborough TIC

Brunswick Shopping Centre, Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1UE. Tel 01723 383636

Settle Information Centre

Town Hall, Cheapside, Settle BD24 9EJ. Tel 01729 825192

Skipton Information centre

Town Hall, Skipton BD23 1AH. Tel 01756 792809

Stockton Tourist Information

134b High Street, Stockton on Tees TS18 1LP. Tel 01642 528130

Sutton Bank TIC

Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Sutton Bank, Thirsk YO7 2EH. Tel 01845 597426

Thirsk Tourist Information

93A Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1EY. Tel 01845 522755

Receives no local authority grant and is run and funded by the work of 30+ unpaid volunteers. 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 10am-2pm.

Whitby Tourist Information Centre

Langborne Road, Whitby YO21 1YN. Tel 01723 383636

York Tourist Information Centre

1 Museum Street, York YO1 7DT. Tel 01904 550099


Boroughbridge Walks

1 Hall Square, Boroughbridge, York YO51 9AN. Tel 01423 331235

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)

Tel 01422 384772

Regular monthly walks of varying lengths, mainly Dales area.

Hambleton Ramblers


Regular walks of varying lengths

Hambleton Strollers

Tel 01609 771624

Hambleton Strollers organizes fortnightly 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 due to inactive lifestyles, people recovering from health problems and needing simple exercise, and those who would just like some company for walking.

Walks are usually about an hour 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. Most walks start at 10.30am, often with refreshments afterwards.

National Trust

Tel 01347 821262

York Association members regular walks

North York Moors Walking Group


Regular North York Moors walks. All information available from the website.

Northallerton Ramblers

Tel 01609 771169 or 01642 710974

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. Tel 01609 766829

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.

Ripon Ramblers

Tel 01765 604431

U3A Northallerton

Tel 01609 774067

U3A Thirsk & Sowerby

Tel 01347 822204

W.I. Walking Group

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

Walking group for W.I. members