Walmgate Stray

Explore Walmgate Stray

We are very fortunate in York to have a number of wonderful, green open spaces with plenty of room for us to keep a respectful distance from each other while enjoying some daily, outdoor exercise and fresh air.

Walmgate Stray is one of these green spaces – an unusual, spacious grassy area of common land in the south-east of the city between the Barracks and the main University campus. It is crossed by a main concrete walk/cycle path, and the grass is also criss-crossed by footpaths, so you can easily enjoy a wander around. See location at https://www.york.gov.uk/directory-record/662/walmgate-stray-

What can I do there?
– Enjoy breathing the fresh spring air in an open green space.
– Say hello to the grazing cattle!

How can I get there?
You can easily walk or ride to Walmgate Stray from the east of the city – see map at https://www.itravelyork.info/uploads/York_Cycle_Map.pdf

From elsewhere – we suggest following the riverside path to Millennium Bridge, turn up the passageway toward Cycle Heaven, carry straight on along Hospital Fields Road, cross Fulford Road, though the Barracks and onto the Stray. You will need a radar key to open the gates in and out of the Stray if you have a wider than usual bike or are pulling a trailer.

Thanks to Graeme Park for the wonderful picture taken above as he went for a solo exploration yesterday.