Walking Book Group

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

Katrina, Walking Book Group 2021

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 July 21st, we will walk and talk about books on the theme of “A book with an interesting or intriguing title”. The choice is yours, no prompts this month so you will be free to talk about any appropriate book you have read.

If you are interested, please contact alison@yorkbikebelles.community

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.community to book on and for reading suggestions.

What is the Walking Book Group?

A first for York, our 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 a 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 2022

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 for 2022.

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.