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York Walking Festival

York Walking Festival

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If you love going on walks or want to give it a go, the York Walking Festival (18 to 26 September 2021) is just for you.

Group walks

Why not go on a group walk during the festival? History walks, nature walks, Nordic walks, health walks, baby/toddler walks.

A walk leader will show you a part of York with interesting things to see on the way. Some walks are easy and others more challenging.

ISpy Trail prize draw

View the Little Viking’s ISpy Trail or grab a paper copy from the Visit York Information Centre. It’s a fun, family-friendly circular trail around York with 22 things to spot along the way. See how many iconic and eccentric landmarks you can tick off.

You can be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 York Gift Card.  Just tell us your favourite thing that you spotted and the best thing about doing the walk.

Email itravel@york.gov.uk, drop your thoughts to the York Visitor Information Centre or send to FREEPOST RTEG-TYYU-KLTZ iTravel, CYC West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA.

ISpy Trail prize draw details 

Club Wilber treasure hunt

Go on a treasure hunt through the beautiful city of York. Work out the 12 destinations (that are described using cryptic clues) and create a walking route to visit them all.  Paper copies and braille copies will be available at the Visit York Information Centre. Thanks to the Wilberforce Trust for producing it.

Club Wilber treasure hunt 

Walk Bingo

Head out for a walk, even if it's just down the street. Really notice nature and the natural things around you. Paper copies will be available at the Visit York Information Centre

Walk Bingo 
 

Better Points

Download the Better Points app to earn double points when you walk during the festival week. 

There will also be automatic entry to Better Points prize draws for people walking any of these 3 routes:

Sensory walk, West Bank Park 

Askham Bar to Askham Bog and Copmanthorpe (Exploring York) 

Acomb to Rufforth (Exploring York)
 

York Environment Week

Walking is good for you and can be good for the environment too. See information about York Environment Week, which is also taking place from 18 to 26 September. Never has the environment been as relevant to us all as it is now.

To get walking now see the following:

Email itravel@york.gov.uk if you have any queries.