The University of York Outdoor Society

Outdoor Society

Week 10: Sunday Walk in York (Local Walk)

York's one of the most beautiful cities in the country and the local walks will try to take in some of the countryside around the city, or sometimes part of the city itself. Please check you emails for where exactly we'll be walking on a local walk. Previous locations we've walked to have included Hagg Wood, Hob Moor, Langwith Lakes, Stockton-on-the-Forest and Bishopthorpe.

For Local Walks we meet at the Roger Kirk Centre and split into groups, with each group taking either a medium-length route or a longer route. All walks are preplanned and lead by our trained walk leaders.

Medium walks are generally between 6 and 8 miles (10-13 km) long, and tend to be at a reasonably gentle pace. Long walks are slightly more challenging and are between 10 and 12 miles (16-19 km) long. All groups aim to return back to the University by 3.00pm, though this is dependant on the pace of the group.

Tickets for this trip go on sale Monday of week 10.
A view around York (Local Walk)

What to Bring

We run both medium and long walks, and for both walks please bring a packed lunch, as you will not be able to buy food on the walk.

Please wear appropriate clothing for a walk in the Yorkshire countryside! Walking boots are best, but if you don't have any, sturdy trainers should be fine. Also please avoid wearing jeans, because they get very unpleasant to wear when it rains. As this is Yorkshire, you should always be prepared for rain. No matter HOW sunny it looks, you should bring waterproofs or other appropriate wet weather gear.


These walks are open to everyone, the prices are as follows: For Members the walk is £2.00, and non-members pay £4.00. To book a place on the trip, ticket can be purchased from the YUSU website.

Tickets for the long and medium walks go on sale from Monday of the given timetable week. Everyone purchases the same ticket, and if you're not a member, we'll ask for an extra £2 on the day before we set off.

When and Where to Meet Us

We meet near the benches outside the Roger Kirk Centre in James College at 10.00am.

For a local walk, arrival time back to campus varies depending on the speed each group walks at but we're normally back by 3pm.