Views along the River Ouse

in York

Today’s walk of the day is a York walk taking in the views along the River Ouse in Yorkshire’s oldest city.

Firstly, walk from Water End on Clifton Bridge and head along the eastern side of the River Ouse. Follow the footpaths towards York City Centre. This stretch of the route will then lead you towards the Museum Gardens and Star Inn The City. As you walk this stretch of the route, you will be rewarded with beautiful views of the historic York Minster.

River Ouse – Route

As you make your way towards the centre of York, cross the Scarborough Railway bridge. From this bridge you can see the quaint skyline of York and out towards Clifton in one direction and the accompanying woodland in the other.

Follow the footpath on the south side of the river. You will pass the Memorial Gardens and The Perky Peacock at the midpoint of your route, where you can stop for a well deserved sweet treat and a coffee. Look across the river for a view of Tower Gardens and follow this path until you reach Rowntree Park.

From Rowntree Park, cross the Millenium Bridge and head to the other side of the river. On the other side, you can cross Blue Bridge and make your way through Tower Gardens. Walk along the riverfront then take the stairs and cross the bridge back over at Ousegate.

The View from Ousegate

On the north side of the river, head back along the footpath you started your journey on. Pass the Museum Gardens and head back towards Water End.

River Ouse – Conditions

This route is very easy underfoot as it is a simple city walk. There are a plethora of places to stop along the route where you can have a rest. The Ouse has been known to flood in York, therefore be sure to check the weather and local news before setting off.

Useful Links

To find out about York’s Ghostly History visit The Original Ghost Walk of York.

For more Walkshire Walks of the Day follow this link.

Photo Credits to Amy Dillon – @amyndillon on Instagram

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