York Millennium Walk Part 1 of 2 | Wednesday 13 October 2021

Walk Leader: Jill King
Participants: 4
Mileage: 12.5 miles
Walk Report: Jill King
Weather: Dry

Local lad did good!

4 of us met on another dry Wednesday on the outskirts of York. It was a day full of information from John and a test of the senses. From the usual farm smells to the delicious aroma of chocolate from the former Rowntrees factory, now Nestle. We also got the whiplash effect of a combination of over 6 ft high bamboo and pampas grass.

Like many councils in the run up to the year 2000, a millennium bridge was put in place across the Ouse at Fulford and a 24 mile circular created.

Today’s walk took in the northern half through estates not even built in 2000 and field paths, across 2 strays (the areas of common land surrounding York), along the river Foss, through the planned village of New Earswick created for the workers by Joseph Rowntree and old railway lines back to our start point at Heworth.

We had great company today with one lady from North of the Tyne, one from the Richmond area and 2 of us born in York.

Part 2 on November 3rd has the same start point but takes in Clifton Ings, city walls around Micklegate bar,down to the Millennium bridge via the Knavesmire and Terry’s (Suchard) old factory then back along more walls to Walmgate bar and on to Heworth.

Thanks to all who attended.

Photos by Tracey Roberts