• The Thirsk - Heart of Herriot Country Treasure Hunt Trail
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    • A Treasure Hunt themed walking Treasure Trail around Thirsk
    • Ideal for discovering more about where you live or exploring somewhere new
    • Trails are done in your own time at your own pace
    • This Trail is approximately 2.5 miles long and takes 2.5+ hours to complete
    • This Trail is suitable for all ages from 6 - 106 (no children necessary!)
    • One Trail booklet is enough for 4-5 people
    • Chance to win some real Treasure! All correct answers are entered into the monthly £100 prize draw
    • Circular loop Trail
    • Free mobile phone text service for clue answers if you get stuck, ensuring that no mystery goes unsolved
    • This Trail can be sent to you in the post or downloaded today for instant Trailing fun!

The Thirsk - Heart of Herriot Country Treasure Trail starts at:

Market Place
North Yorkshire

Discover where the author behind James Herriot practised as a vet, search for hidden animals at the riverside and learn about a haunted chair as you explore the ins and outs of Thirsk, a bustling market town in the heart of Herriot Country.


This Trail starts and finishes in the market place and takes a route around Thirsk taking in some riverside paths and exploring the site of the old castle as well as key historical points of interest around the town.


There are some nice riverside picnic spots along the route. Refreshments are readily available around the start and finish points. Public conveniences are centrally located and signed from the start point of the Trail.

Extend your trip:

A detour is suggested in the Trail booklet to explore nearby Sowerby with its varied architecture and 12th century church. This will add 1.5 miles to your walk. The World of James Herriot is also well worth a visit and comes highly recommended.


The Long Stay Marage & Millgate Car Park with WC, signed from Market Place as you drive through Thirsk, is closest to the start (YO7 1SZ). Thirsk also has regular bus services from local towns. The train station is situated 1.5 miles from the town centre.

The Thirsk - Heart of Herriot Country Treasure Hunt Trail should be purchased prior to leaving home. Once you have your Trail booklet in your hand you're good to go! The easiest and quickest way to get the most up to date version of the Thirsk - Heart of Herriot Country Treasure Trail is to order a download version off the website. You will instantly get a link to download a PDF file of the Trail for you to print at home. This can be done at any time of day or night for instant access. If you would like a hard copy, then choose the printed option online and we will pop one in the post for you to be delivered within 2-3 working days. If you are looking to do the Trail today and don't have a printer, we do have a couple of local retailers (use the search below) or why not purchase a download and go to a local library where you can print it off. If there are no other options though, with a little patience (due to scale and format) the Trail can be used on a tablet and at a push a phone. Sometimes you just want to speak to a real person though, so call one of the team on 01872 263692, Monday - Friday 9am - 5.30pm.