Walking in and around York
Welcome to the York Ramblers group. York is in the centre of the Vale of York, with excellent walking to the north: Howardian Hills and heather clad North York Moors; to the east: the chalk hills and dry valleys of the Wolds and cliffs of Flamborough Head and to the west the limestone and millstone grit scenery of the Yorkshire Dales.
Please refer to our main website which contains detailed information about our organization and activities, including: photographs and routes (gpx) for over 400 walks, mapping apps and sections on open and coastal access.
We put on a varied programme of walks throughout the year, led by experienced members, these include:
Tuesday Walks (7 - 8 miles)
Wednesday Walks (10 miles)
Wednesday Ambles (6 - 8 miles but slower paced)
Weekend Public Transport Walks (5 – 11 miles)
You’re very welcome to try walking with us, or to get involved in looking after paths and green spaces. This is a great way to experience the countryside, perhaps make new friends and importantly to discover how walking boosts your health and happiness.
Some of our members also get involved in footpath maintenance and path surveys and are always looking for volunteers to set up groups of working parties.
Members are also encouraged to inspect and report on the condition of footpaths, gates, stiles and bridges, and obstacles removed, and signage improved. While others delve into archives to find evidence for claiming paths that would otherwise be lost – see the Ramblers campaign Don’t Lose Your Way for more information.