Nature Time Routes

Enjoy time in Nature on a green route walk or ride – all year round!

We’ve put together a series of ideas for local walks or rides along green routes and to spacious green or blue spaces around York. All routes also have ideas about how you can tune into nature as you go!

The series originated in March 2020 at the start of the first lockdown. We set ourselves a challenge – to post an idea for 20 days, every single day! We called the series of 20 original posts and pictures #NatureTime.

The hope was that this would help us all stay well, keep active, and connected with nature’s spring and with each other online. Thanks to everyone who contributed. The posts from those 20 days are now in the Spring Routes webpages. The posts proved very popular so we are continuing to add new routes, through York’s Summers, Autumns and Winters. Do have a browse!

Spring Routes

Summer Routes

Autumn Routes

Winter Routes

We rely on donations and grants to fund our work into a healthy, green and kind future. You can donate at

Nature Time Routes 2022 is an original York Bike Belles’ initiative, all rights reserved.

Other York routes and spaces resources

Exploring York Walk leaflets – New for 2020

York Leisure Cycle Routes

York Cycle Route Map

Slow Tour Cycle Map York to Beningborough

Slow Tour Cycle Map York to Naburn

Wildlife Sites around York Booklet

City of York Council Information and leaflets about Parks, gardens and green spaces

City of York Council local walks