Walking Book Group

Beautiful way to spend an hour. Gave me a warm glow that lasted the rest of the day”. (Katrina)

The Walking Book Group meets at York Explore, Museum Street, York at 11am on the third Thursday in the month. Just turn up – everyone is welcome!

On Thursday 20th. April, we will walk and talk about books on the theme of “Secrets and Spies”. A list of suggestions is available from Alison, or alternatively find the book of your choice – something you read long ago, have just found in the library or on your shelf.

If you would like more information, please contact alison.yorkbikebelles@gmail.com

Zoom meetings

For those unable to join the walk in person, there is an opportunity to discuss books on the same theme at a Zoom get-together. This is held at 6pm on the first Thursday of the month.

Email alison.yorkbikebelles@gmail.com to book on and for reading suggestions.

What is the Walking Book Group?

A first for York, our volunteer-led monthly walks are a great opportunity to share and talk about interesting books you have read, meet friendly local people and discover easy walks, and the best cafes in York.

Three easy steps:

1. Read a book around the theme

2. Walk and talk about your book and hear about what others have read

3. Enjoy a chat in a café afterwards

We offer some suggestions for books which come largely from our remote leader’s knowledge and love of books, but there is no requirement to read any of these. Feel free to bring memories of your own reading around the theme.

If you are unable to join us to walk on account of location or previous commitments, you can also join by Zoom on the first Thursday in the month at 6pm for an hour by Zoom. The theme is the same as for the actual walkers and you will receive the reading suggestions each month.

YBB Programme

The Walking Book Group is part of our free programme of walking, cycling and nature activities, communications and volunteering for York residents, all year round. We arrange support and flexibility where needed.

We hope you’ll join our activities this year. You’ll walk and cycle more, and enjoy a healthy, green and sociable lifestyle. Plus, you’ll get outdoors, feel well, meet new friends, tune into nature, be climate-friendly and enjoy life more!

Check out our activities.

Can you help our Walking Book Group grow?

YBB relies on grants, donations and sponsorship to fund our work. Your donation will enable us to offer Walks to more people in York. Please donate here.