3.7 of 5 (6 votes)

York's Walled Walkway+

A leisurely walk (city/town) in North Yorkshire, England, about 6.90km (4.29 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:45h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 21m (68ft)
Descent 22m (72ft)
Max. Elevation 30m (98ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 43m (140ft)
Start & End
York Railway Station
Distance 6.90km
Duration ~1:45h
Ordnance Survey Map
2Created by mac.hawk on 30 Dec 2014
A wander around York's wonderful Walls Walkway with a detour to a lovely park. Lovely, easy walk for families including young children. A multitude of public transport makes York an easy visit. Walk is 4.5 miles long but you'll inevitably walk longer as you visit the 'inner city' too. The following is a good guide to the walled walk http://www.yorkwalls.org.uk/Walls_PDF.pdf

Walk Functions


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Walk Map

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OS Grid SE596517
Exit the railway station and turn left to pass The Royal Hotel on your left and carry on down Station Road to reach the traffic lights. Turn right to cross the road then left to cross another road.
OS Grid SE597518
You will have reached the statue of George Leeman, now turn right and go under the bridge over the road to find steps on the left giving access to the wall walkway.
About 0.20 km (~0.12 miles) from
OS Grid SE598518
Go up the steps and immediately turn left. Simply follow the walkway to Micklegate Bar.
About 0.04 km (~0.02 miles) from
OS Grid SE597514
Micklegate Bar houses a small museum (admission fee) & if open you can walk across the entrance to avoid descending/ascending steps to cross the road. Continue to follow the wall walkway to Bishopgate
About 0.38 km (~0.24 miles) from
OS Grid SE602512
Reach steps that descend to Bishopgate Street. At the bottom of the steps take the footpath heading right to the pelican crossing & cross the road. Take the slip road leading to the river, turn right.
About 0.61 km (~0.38 miles) from
OS Grid SE605507
Follow the road running along the river bank to Rowntree Park. Explore the park should you wish to as it's well worth it. Leave the park and head downstream for the Millennium Bridge.
About 0.53 km (~0.33 miles) from
OS Grid SE603502
Cross the footbridge and turn left to follow the river upstream.
About 0.54 km (~0.34 miles) from
OS Grid SE605509
At the junction with the River Foss you can follow the Foss on either bank (there are toilets in the car park if you head left) to reach Tower Street by the bridge over the river Foss.
About 0.78 km (~0.48 miles) from
OS Grid SE606513
Tower Street is a very busy road & you need to cross it. The safest way is turn right for 100 yards & use the pelican crossings at the junction with Paragon Street.
About 0.31 km (~0.19 miles) from
OS Grid SE606512
Once over the pelican crossings turn left back down the road to reach Fishergate Postern Tower where you access the wall walkway once more and continue the walk to Walmgate Bar.
About 0.09 km (~0.06 miles) from
OS Grid SE610514
Walmgate Bar is the only Bar that still has a barbican extending from it. The wall continues ahead to reach the Red Tower.
About 0.45 km (~0.28 miles) from
OS Grid SE610517
You leave the wall here to follow the River Foss on your left to rejoin the wall just beyond the large road junction (the wall is ahead on the left) at Jewbury.
About 0.30 km (~0.19 miles) from
OS Grid SE608520
The wall walkway continues to Monk Bar.
About 0.44 km (~0.27 miles) from
OS Grid SE605522
Monk Bar has a small museum (admmision fee) and the wall continues to circumnavigate the Minster and reach Bootham Bar where it's back to street level for a short period.
About 0.29 km (~0.18 miles) from
OS Grid SE601522
Exit the walls and turn left into St Leornard's Place to pass the Theatre Royal and at the traffic lights turn right into Museum Street (a left turn takes you to the Minster).
About 0.47 km (~0.29 miles) from
OS Grid SE599519
Followin Museum Street over Lendal Bridge to rejoin the wall walkway which will take you to your starting point on the wall at (3) and retrace your steps to the railway station.
About 0.38 km (~0.24 miles) from
OS Grid SE595516
The detour to Rountree Park and the return via the river takes the route to approx 4.5 miles.
About 0.46 km (~0.29 miles) from

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