Walk: York Riverside

in York

Enjoy this circular route from York to Bishopthorpe along the bank of the River Ouse.

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The Route

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  • Start Point: Rowntree Park, Terry Ave, York YO23 1JQ
  • Finish Point: Rowntree Park, York
  • Distance: 3.75 Miles

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Walk Description

From Rowntree Park in York you pass the curved Millennium Bridge and continue walking south along the riverside pathway.

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There are two sets of stiles on this route. The path takes you underneath the A64 flyover and passes alongside Bishopthorpe Crematorium on your right. The footpath ends at a road – you can take a detour by turning left and walking past Bishopthorpe Palace and following the bend in the road to the Main Street, complete with three pubs!

Otherwise, to follow this route turn right and walk along the pavement, crossing the flyover. When you are level with the entrance to Middlethorpe Hall Hotel on your right, turn left along the track towards York Racecourse. Turn right when you reach the racetrack, and follow the cycle route alongside the track which takes you towards the former Terry’s Chocolate Factory, where the cycle route turns right towards Bishopthorpe Road. At the road, turn left and walk along the pavement towards the city centre, and turn right on Butcher Terrace which leads you back to the Millennium Bridge.

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