York has an abundance of great places to see wildlife. This booklet will tell you where to find giant ferns, exotic orchids, iridescent beetles, sunbathing lizards and a host of other amazing creatures that all live within the city.
Printed copies are available from the Visitor Information Centre, Museum Street, York.
How well do you know York? This new series of leaflets will help you to get off the beaten path and explore some of the lovely countryside that can be found in and around the city.
Printed copies are also available at the Visitor Information Centre, Museum Street, York
Errington Wood - Within the wood you will find over 9 miles of well-maintained paths that can explored for anything from a short stroll to a complete circular route. Along the lower path of the wood, within the undergrowth there are remains of ruins and artefacts relating to the mines and along the upper path there are several Bronze Age burial mural’s to be discovered.
Distance: Varies routes throughout the woods to make this walk as long or as short as you desire.
Flatts Lane Lazenby Bank - A circular walk around Eston Hills linking the sites of Flatts Lane, Lazenby Bank and Eston Moor. Throughout the walk, walkers will pass through farmland, scrub, woodland and moorland.
Distance: 5 miles
Flatts Lane Woodland Park - Flatts Lane Country Park is the perfect place to explore, play and relax in the countryside packed with woodland walks, sculpture trails, adventure play area, trim trail, arboretum and pond platforms. Flatts Lane Woodland Country Park offers stunning views of Eston Hills, industrial Teesside and the North York Moors.
Distance: Varies routes throughout the park to make your walk as long or as short as you desire.
Guisborough Three Peaks - The Guisborough Three peaks takes you through the picturesque Guisborough Forest and Walkway, with some great views of the Tees Valley.
Guisborough Forest and Walkway - The Walkway is the main access route into Guisborough Forest but is also the gateway to the North York Moors National Park with footpaths leading off Nunthorpe, Flatts Lane Woodland Country Park & Eston Moor. The Walkway has become a mosaic of woodlands, wetlands, grasslands and is also home to a sculpture trail and Visitor Centre.
Distance: Varies routes throughout the woods to make your walk as long or as short as you desire.
Handale Abbey Trail - The Handale Abbey Trail circular walk takes you through Rosecroft Wood to Liverton, then to the site of Handale Abbey returning to Loftus Market Place.
Distance: 6 miles
Loftus to Grinkle Mine - This circular walk from Loftus to Grinkle Mine will walk you through Loftus Market, Mine Woods and picks up some of the Cleveland Way National Trail.
Distance: 8 miles
Loftus to Hummersea - This circular walk connects the moor to the coast and takes in the costal flora and if timed well you may also see some of the resident and migrating birds.
Distance: 4 miles
Redcar and Cleveland Ironstone Heritage Trail - The Redcar and Cleveland Ironstone Heritage Trails celebrates the iron and steel history of the Borough. Linking Eston and Skinningrove, the two areas that founded the ironstone industry in Redcar and Cleveland. You can also link the walking routes with visits to a series of museums across the Borough.
Saxon Princess - The Saxon Princess Circular takes in some of Loftus’s most ancient history and is a great way of learning more about the Anglo-Saxon settlements. Walkers will follow in the steps of the workers who used the Cleveland Way to travel for work for centuries and see how the areas alum industry transformed the towering cliffs.
Distance: 4 miles
This linear walking route will take you through the local history of Skinningrove, a former industrial village.