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The Herriot Trail

  • A path called the Inn Way in the North York Moors National Park © VisitBritain, Lee Beel

    North York Moors National Park, Yorkshire - Bridleway signpost - A path called the Inn Way © VisitBritain, Lee Beel EXPIRES 31.7.2021
  • Fauconberg Arms pub at night

    Fauconberg Arms pub at night
  • Fauconberg Arms sign

    Fauconberg Arms sign
  • The World of James Herriot Musuem

    World of James Herriot
Yorkshire
£33.50pp - based on 35 passengers

Meet your guide

Firstly, your guide will meet you at Thirsk Garden Centre. There will be an opportunity to get a coffee before you set off again.

Thirsk

Begin your day by exploring this pretty market town where the story of James Herriot begins. You can visit St Mary’s Church where James Herriot got married and the bustling cobbled market square which is the heart of the town.

Lunch at The Fauconberg Arms

Afterwards, enjoy a delicious two-course lunch in this haunted 17th century Inn. It is set in the picturesque village of Coxwold amidst the rolling green countryside of the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors and National Park.

Scenic Tour

Weather permitting, you will descend back towards Thirsk via Sutton bank, where the views are simply breathtaking. Be prepared for some steep winding roads but the vista will be worth it. You will also pass the White Horse of Kilburn carved into the limestone hillside. (If the weather is bad, your guide will choose an alternative route.)

The World of James Herriot

The Herriot trail comes to an end here. ‘It Shouldn’t Happen to a Vet‘ was the title of one of the books by celebrated author James Herriot (Alf Wight). He went on to become a well loved TV character in the series ‘All Creatures Great and Small‘. His story begins in a modest town house in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. This is the place where Alf worked in a practice alongside a real life ‘Siegfried’ and ‘Tristan Farnon’.


Dates

March - October 2019


10.30am

Meet your guide

Your guide will meet you at Thirsk Garden Centre. There will be an opportunity to get a coffee before you set off again.

11.15am

Thirsk

Time to explore this pretty market town with St Mary’s Church and a wealth of interesting shops to browse.

12.45pm

Lunch at the Fauconberg Arms

Enjoy a delicious 2 course lunch in this haunted 17th Century Inn set in the picturesque village of Coxwold amidst the rolling green countryside of the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors and National Park.

2.15pm

Scenic Tour

After lunch, board your coach for a scenic tour of the area including Sutton Bank for breathtaking views.

3.00pm

The World of James Herriot

The Herriot trail comes to an end here. Find all about this fascinating local celebrity in a beautifully preserved period house and fascinating museum.


Prices are per person based on 35 paying persons.

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