Walk: York River Walk

in York

Enjoy this short stroll around the stunning medieval city of York, no trip to Yorkshire would be with a visit to the majestic city that combines thousands of years of history and heritage into a small area.

River Ouse and Lendal bridge in York

The Route

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  • Start Point: York
  • Finish Point: York
  • Distance: 2 Miles

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Walk Description

Walking alongside the River Ouse will give you a fantastic view of this great city whilst having the peace and quite of this waterway. The walk visits of Rowntree Park, named after the 19th century campaigner for improved living conditions Joseph Rowntree, as well as having beautiful views of the medieval York City Walls.

This stroll also takes in the modern with views of the York millennium bridge built in 2001 as the newest river crossing point for the city. The history of the walls are complimented by the 11th century Clifford’s Tower. Wherever you look on this walk you’ll be taking photos. Why not visit some of York’s great restaurants, cafes and pubs when you’ve finished to refuel?

Or, if you’re now in need of resting your weary legs, have a look at hotels in York’s historic city centre.

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