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New Walk


Amenity Grassland, Mixed Woodland, Riverbank


Cycling, Dog Friendly, Walking, Wheelchair Accessible

The New Walk runs along the east bank of the River Ouse from Tower Gardens to the Millennium Bridge, a distance of about 1.2km (3/4 mile). In origin it was a tree-lined riverside promenade laid out in the 1730s as part of the City’s attempt to make York a leading social centre in the north of England. Today it provides an invaluable traffic-free routeway and strip of green space which extends into the heart of the urban area. It is enjoyed and appreciated by the whole community.

Cared for by
Friends of New Walk