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Walmgate Stray


Common, Grazed Grassland, Mixed Woodland, Wildflower Meadow


Cycling, Dog Friendly, Walking, Wheelchair Accessible

Walmgate Stray is a remnant of York’s historic landscape. The stray is an area of marshy grassland grazed by cattle. Typical flowers found on the site include black knapweed, bird’s-foot trefoil, meadow buttercup and lady’s smock. The tall hawthorn hedges around the stray provide habitat for birds such as bullfinch, goldfinch, linnet and yellowhammer.

Cared for by:
City of York Council