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This is a Slow Ways route connecting York and Wheldrake.

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Grid Ref SE5965051750
Lat / Lon 53.95843° / -1.09242°
Easting / Northing 459,650E / 451,750N
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Grid Ref SE6816144951
Lat / Lon 53.89628° / -0.96424°
Easting / Northing 468,161E / 444,951N
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Yorwhe One's land is

Arable 58.6%
Pasture 8.6%
Urban 32.8%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Yorkie Christine

19 Mar 2022 (edited 20 Mar 2022)

I enjoyed a very pleasant walk along "Yorwhe one" on a bright sunny day with a chilly breeze. I walked the route from Wheldrake to York which was a good choice because walking west and then north meant the sun was behind me most of the time.

On the map the route seems to meander a bit and certainly isn't the shortest way to York from Wheldrake but it's hard to see how to make it more direct without a lot more road walking. It's a flat walk without a huge amount of variety in the terrain, but quite a few points of interest along the way (see photos!). The route was easy to find; the only time I hesitated was in Deighton village where the turning off the residential road onto the footpath through a farm is not marked (turn left beside a tall yew tree). There were several kissing gates along the way but no stiles.

Wheldrake is a lovely linear village with some very attractive cottages, a beautiful church, a useful convenience store/post office and a coffee shop. The first half mile on the road out of Wheldrake is on grassy verges, easily passable at this time of year and the traffic was steady not busy; still, I'd say this was the least pleasant part of the day. Turning off left into Benjy Lane you leave the traffic behind and the road soon becomes a wide track/bridleway through farmland, and later passes the site of the disused North Selby coal mine.

On reaching the busy A19 I'd suggest crossing straight away using the grassy traffic island (limit 50mph) as there is a pavement on the other side; however, if you choose to continue up the verge on the right side of the road there is another crossing point opposite the White Swan and just before the turning into Deighton village (limit 40mph).

There are some well-placed benches opposite Deighton's old church and another on reaching the Greenway (aka the old York-Selby railway line). There is a spot on the track just after Highfield Farm where, looking north, you can spy the towers of York Minster and the clock tower of Terry's chocolate factory on the horizon.

There are plenty places on the route to find a drink/snack; Bishopthorpe village is particularly well supplied.

At the time of walking (March 2022) Terry Avenue in York is still closed for flood defence works so there is a diversion in place leaving the River Ouse at Millennium Bridge; I chose to use Bishopthorpe Road to head towards York city centre, then turned left along Nunnery Lane to reach the railway station.

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