Thursday 1 June
Meet 7pm, Micklegate Bar
Join Derek from Treemendous, backed by a team from York Health Walks, to introduce York’s new Tree Trail!
This is a fun and informative walk of two and a half miles, taking about one and a half hours. It traces a circular route starting at Micklegate Bar covering many of York’s iconic heritage sites, including the Minster, the Shambles and Clifford’s Tower, as well as hidden gems such as Holy Trinity Church and Baile Hill.
The highlight of the walk, however, is the discovery and description of 10 native British trees found along the route: how they can be recognised, how their wood is used, and how the many tales told about them fit into British folklore and fiction. You will also see how the trees play an important role in framing and enhancing York City Beautiful, for the benefit of both residents and tourists.
All walkers will receive a free copy of the new York Tree Trail pamphlet, with a route map, notes and illustrations.
Practicalities: No special clothing required. No dogs allowed on walls. Children to be accompanied by an adult. Depending on numbers, the wall section of the walk may be undertaken from the streets below, but with full visibility of the trees.