York Health Walks

About Us

Our York Health Walks scheme provides 13 free group walks of different lengths from 11 different locations within the city of York boundary.  Please choose a walk which is suitable for your ability and fitness level. We recommend that you always check with your GP before increasing your activity levels.

Our York Health Walks brochure containing a timetable of our led walks is available free of charge.  A new edition is published every four months i.e. in January, May, September. The current brochure can be downloaded from the right of this page.

Our Walks

Walk name Route options available Length (hours)
A. Rawcliffe Country Park - Moderate walk
Mondays (exc Bank Holidays) 10.30am
1:30
B. Rawcliffe Country Park - faster walk
Mondays (exc Bank Holidays), 11.00am
1:30
C. Yearsley Swimming Pool
2nd Monday in month, 2.15pm
1:00
City Walk A Museum Gardens
City Walk A
1:00
City Walk B
City Walk B Museum Gardens
1:00
E. Holtby Church Walk
First Tuesday in month, 10.30am
1:30
F. Dunnington Walk - Cross Keys Pub
Tuesdays, exc first Tues in month, 10.30am
1:30
Foxwood
Walk Option 1
1:00
H. Fulford - St Oswald's Church
2nd Wednesday in month, 10.00am
1:00
I. Haxby - Oaken Grove Community Centre
Last Wednesday in month, 10.30am
1:00
J. New Earswick - The Folk Hall
2nd and 4th Thursday in month, 10.30am
1:30
K. York Art Gallery Walk
Thursdays, 2.00pm
0:30
L. Acomb Explore Library
2nd Friday in month, exc Good Fri, 10.30am
1:00
M. City Walk Friday
M. City Walk Friday
0:30
Tang Hall
Tang Hall
1:00

Which walk is right for me? It is recommended that if you are new to or are getting back into walking that you start gently with a short walk of up to 30 minutes duration. Then you can gradually build up your fitness at a pace that suits you. Medium length walks are up to 60 minutes in length and longer walks of up to 90 minutes are available too. The heart symbols on the timetable in our walk leaflet are a quick guide to the length of our walks. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Our shorter walks have wheelchair and pushchair friendly route options.

How do I take part? Simply turn up on the day - no need to book. All walkers are asked to arrive 15 minutes before the walk start time to introduce themselves to their Volunteer Walk Leader and complete the registration process. If you bring your dog on a walk please ensure you keep it on a lead and be considerate of the needs of other walkers. Toilets are available at all meeting points and are also available on most routes. You may want to bring a drink or some money to buy one. Walkers often meet together after walks for refreshments at a local cafe or similar meeting place. Please wear clothes and footwear suited to the weather conditions on the day.

Going further!  Visit the yortime website; www.yortime.org.uk and search for "walking groups" to find more details of other walking groups in York.

Would you like to become one of our team of Volunteer Walk Leaders? We provide free training and ongoing support to all our Volunteer Walk Leaders. We are always looking for enthusiastic walkers to support our successful scheme. If you would like to volunteer your time to help other people enjoy walking this could be the opportunity for you. You would be joining a team of about 30 dedicated volunteers who are very friendly and supportive.  Please contact us to find out more.

 

December 2017

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
A. Rawcliffe Country Park - Moderate walk
10:30
 
B. Rawcliffe Country Park - faster walk
11:00
 
Tang Hall
10:15
 
E. Holtby Church Walk
10:30
 
City Walk A Museum Gardens
11:00
 
City Walk B
11:00
 
 
K. York Art Gallery Walk
14:00
 
L. Acomb Explore Library
10:30
 
M. City Walk Friday
11:00
 
 
 
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
A. Rawcliffe Country Park - Moderate walk
10:30
 
B. Rawcliffe Country Park - faster walk
11:00
 
C. Yearsley Swimming Pool
14:15
 
F. Dunnington Walk - Cross Keys Pub
10:30
 
City Walk A Museum Gardens
11:00
 
H. Fulford - St Oswald's Church
10:00
 
J. New Earswick - The Folk Hall
10:30
 
K. York Art Gallery Walk
14:00
 
M. City Walk Friday
11:00
 
 
 
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
A. Rawcliffe Country Park - Moderate walk
10:30
 
B. Rawcliffe Country Park - faster walk
11:00
 
Tang Hall
10:15
 
F. Dunnington Walk - Cross Keys Pub
10:30
 
City Walk A Museum Gardens
11:00
 
City Walk B
11:00
 
I. Haxby - Oaken Grove Community Centre
10:30
 
K. York Art Gallery Walk
14:00
 
M. City Walk Friday
11:00
 
 
 
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
 
 
 
J. New Earswick - The Folk Hall
10:30
 
K. York Art Gallery Walk
14:00
 
Foxwood
10:30
 
M. City Walk Friday
11:00
 
 
 

Contacts

Jenny Nicholson
York Health Walks Co-ordinator
01904 289618
jennynich53@gmail.com
Kay Ovenden
01904 693235
kayork47@btinternet.com
  

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This scheme is accredited by Walking for Health