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Cawood—York
Cawyor one Survey me Distance 20km/12mi Ascent 75m Descent 89m
Long Marston—York
Lonyor one Review me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 50m Descent 46m
Long Marston—York
Lonyor two Review me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent - Descent -
Shipton by Beningbrough—York
Shiyor one Verify me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 51m Descent 44m
Tadcaster—York
Tadyor one Verify me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 90m Descent 86m
York—Haxby
Yorhax one Verify me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 43m Descent 39m
York—Haxby
Yorhax two Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
York—Stamford Bridge
Yorsta one Enjoy me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 71m Descent 67m
York—Stamford Bridge
Yorsta two Pioneer me Distance 0km/0mi Ascent - Descent -
York—Wheldrake
Yorwhe one Review me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 62m Descent 62m
York—Wilberfoss
Yorwil one Review me Distance 20km/12mi Ascent 76m Descent 78m
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York, Mon 28 November

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York’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SE5965051750

Lat / Lon

53.95843° / -1.09242°

Easting / Northing

459,650E / 451,750N

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of York's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket

Restaurant

Accommodation

Accommodation < £50

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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We left the Aviva office at 9:30 and made it to Stamford Bridge by 1:45pm with c30mins break at the lovely Balloon Tree farm shop and Café in Gate Helmsley. Next there is a short walk along a busy (and fast) main road into Stamford Bridge, aided by some lovely views....

Gemma Perry

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This is a well thought out route that is easy to follow using a walking app....

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Traversing farmland, three delightful rural villages and the suburban streets of Acomb, the route resembles an old "steeplechase" or "point-to-point" as the towers and spires of Long Marston, Rufforth and Acomb parish churches form the most prominent landmarks. Other points of interest include passing under the flight path of Rufforth airfield, the artificial hill at Harewood Whin nature reserve (formerly landfill site), York's new community woodland, Fishponds Wood nature reserve in Acomb, and a panoramic view of York's railway heritage. The route follows the same route as Lonyor one as far as Rufforth village, using a country lane, a farm track and then field edge footpaths....

Yorkie Christine

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Yorkie Christine took this photo on Lonyor two

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Long Marston—York

Yorkie Christine added Lonyor two, a new walk from Long Marston to York

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York

Yorkie Christine surveyed York

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Its only downside (but not enough to drop a star in my opinion) is that the riverside footpaths can be muddy/slippy in places, and the lowest parts of the route are subject to flooding when the river is high....

Yorkie Christine

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York—Haxby

Yorkie Christine added Yorhax two, a new walk from York to Haxby

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Yorkie Christine took this photo on Cawyor one

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Yorkie Christine took this photo on Lonyor one

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After leaving the suburbs of York the route passes through the pretty villages of Askham Bryan and Rufforth before arriving at its attractive final destination. There are few views to speak of, owing to York's flat terrain, but points of interest along the way include York city walls, Hob Moor, the 3 villages and their lovely old churches, Rufforth pinfold and an operational airfield....

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These include Cawood swing bridge which dates from 1872, Kelfield village with its Viking boat bench, the delightful village green at Stillingfleet, the York-Selby cycle track (formerly railway line) with its scale-model solar system, Bishopthorpe Palace (home of the Archbishops of York), York racecourse, the former Terry's chocolate factory and York's Millennium Bridge. There is also a path closure in York along Terry Avenue for flood defence works, so (walking north) you'll need to leave the route at the Millennium Bridge and make your way to York railway station along Bishopthorpe Road and Nunnery Lane, a less pleasant if slightly shorter way than staying by the riverside....

Yorkie Christine

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Yorkie Christine took this photo on Yorwhe one

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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). 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)....

Yorkie Christine

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It follows a mix of urban pavements, tarmac cycle tracks, farmland, country lanes, gravel farm tracks and finally some river walking (this stretch will be impassable when the River Derwent is in flood). Apart from the interest involved in walking through the streets of historic York at the beginning, the most enjoyable parts for me were striding along the edge of Hagg Wood and the short walk along the River Derwent towards the end....

Yorkie Christine

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Yorkie Christine surveyed Tadyor one

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At the bridge the route meets the Ebor Way and then follows it all the way to York, with just one slight variation in Bishopthorpe village. It winds through the large villages of Copmanthorpe and Bishopthorpe (crossing the East Coast main railway line on the level between the 2 villages - only cross when the light show green!) Once through Bishopthorpe, with views through the gatehouse to the impressive Bishopthorpe Palace, home of the Archbishops of York, the route follows the bank of the river Ouse all the way into York city centre, ducking under the A64 road bridge with its uplifting graffiti and passing the haunt of the rare, protected tansy beetle....

Yorkie Christine

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Yorkie Christine took this photo on Tadyor one

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Yorkie Christine surveyed Yorsta one

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Highlights on the route for me were looking at some of York's industrial heritage, the open farmland above Gate Helmsley, and the lovely old stone road bridge and brick railway viaduct at Stamford Bridge....

Yorkie Christine

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Yorkie Christine took this photo on Yorsta one

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A bit difficult to navigate in some places because of wheat planted over the public right of way leaving quite a narrow path, and quite poor waymarking at other points. However, it is manageable, and it would be difficult to find a substantially better route between Cawood and York....

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Yorkie Christine surveyed Shiyor one

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The diversion in place (take farm track north then turn right onto Overton Road to pass under the railway at Folly Bridge, the right again to join National Cycle route 65) adds about half a mile to the route....

Yorkie Christine

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York—Stamford Bridge

Mudskipper added Yorsta two, a new walk from York to Stamford Bridge

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Yorkie Christine surveyed Yorhax one

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However, for safety reasons I'm giving this route only 2 stars as it crosses the A1237 ring road on the level - this is a very busy road now and there is no island in the middle at that crossing point....

Yorkie Christine

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Yorkie Christine took this photo on Yorhax one

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Public footpath to Gate Hemlmsley very easy to follow but followed by a noisy walk along main road for 10 minutes to pick up the cycle way into Stamford Bridge. Cycle way into Stamford Bridge easy to follow and you can drop down to walk in along the river bank....

Ruth

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Stoffy surveyed Yorhax one

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York

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This is a great route that gives you a bit of bustle in York and then increasing quiet most of the way to Haxby which has plenty of places to grab a treat and to catch a bus back to York should you need to....

Andy Mulholland

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Most of the walk hugs the Foss and the water gets clearer the nearer you get to Haxby....

Caroline Lewis

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Cawood—York

Slow Ways added Cawyor one, a new walk from Cawood to York

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Long Marston—York

Slow Ways added Lonyor one, a new walk from Long Marston to York

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Shipton by Beningbrough—York

Slow Ways added Shiyor one, a new walk from Shipton by Beningbrough to York

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Tadcaster—York

Slow Ways added Tadyor one, a new walk from Tadcaster to York

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York—Haxby

Slow Ways added Yorhax one, a new walk from York to Haxby

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York—Stamford Bridge

Slow Ways added Yorsta one, a new walk from York to Stamford Bridge

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York—Wheldrake

Slow Ways added Yorwhe one, a new walk from York to Wheldrake

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York—Wilberfoss

Slow Ways added Yorwil one, a new walk from York to Wilberfoss

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Yorkie Christine took this photo on Yorwil one

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