Nature Time Walks and Rides

Experience the delights of nature nearby this autumn!

Join an inspiring nature experience with us in and around York. You’ll learn more about nature, meet new friends, and enjoy some gentle exercise in the fresh air.

We usually head out on Sunday afternoons, around 2pm. The walks and rides are a short distance. We move at an easy pace, with plenty of time to enjoy and talk about the natural world around us, and with breaks as desired. Please allow up to two hours in total.

Nature Time Ride

Sunday 19th September – Ride out to explore the Magic of Moorlands

Join us to explore the Magic of Moorlands Nature Reserve – we’ll meet new friends and enjoy the freshness and changing colours of the start of autumn together.

We’ll ride out north of the city along the lovely riverside Greenway to Skelton, then along country lanes to the Nature Reserve. We’ll park up and take a stroll around this most magical spot – with its splendid wooded life, ponds, and sculpture trail – and perhaps sit and chat on the toadstools together. 😊

Come along!

Nature Time Walk

Sunday 17th October – ‘It’s All about Autumn’ at York Cemetery

More details soon!

Booking opens on here on Monday 11th October.

Nature Time Walk

Sunday 14th November – Colour in the City Gardens

More details soon!

Booking opens on here on Monday 8th November.

If you can’t make the activities or they are booked up, we’ll be creating a new Nature Time Route for each, so that you can enjoy them in your own time! Do have a look at our existing Nature Time Routes pages.


Group sizes are kept small, currently limited to 12. You can book a place via Eventbrite by clicking on the booking links above. Do email if you have any questions.

Check the weather forecast beforehand and wear suitable clothing. Please do not attend if you are unwell. Bring any personal medication and, ideally, hand sanitiser and a face covering in case they are needed. For a walk, wear walk and mud-friendly shoes. For a ride, bring a roadworthy bike, spare inner tube and working lights.

We try to make all our walks and rides accessible for people of all ages and abilities. Please get in touch if necessary, and we’ll do our best to meet your needs. We ask that you travel to the activity by sustainable transport if you can. All start points are easily accessible by bus or bike.

Finally, this is a volunteer-led, unfunded programme, offered free to York residents. We rely on donations and grants to fund our work towards a healthy, green and kind York. Donate here.

Nature Time Walks and Rides 2021 is an original York Bike Belles’ initiative, all rights reserved.