Enjoy warm air on your face on Hob Moor
If you’re after space and fresh air, Hob Moor is the place for you. As I emerged onto its glorious grassy expanse today, I stopped and stared at a beautiful sky streaked with white clouds. For a moment, I closed my eyes and felt warm spring air on my face, and listened to the wind rushing through the trees.
I returned home feeling calmer, clearer, and happier, as if I had somehow found my balance again, up there on’t mooor 🙂
And the wonderful poem by W.H. Davies sprung to mind:
“What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this is if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.”
How do I get there?
You can easily walk or ride there from the west of the city. Location map is at https://www.york.gov.uk/dir…/…/hob-moor-local-nature-reserve.
From elsewhere, cycle down Taddy Road and the way to the Moor is through Little Hob Moor, which is on your right just past the racecourse turn off.