York's Hidden Spaces

Explore some of our favourite hidden - and not so hidden - places to walk

We at Move the Masses HQ in York think we’re pretty lucky to live in this fabulous city.

As well as all the amenities that come with city living,  there are also a large number of green spaces to explore. We have put this resource together in the hope that you might find a new favourite spot – or two – for a walk. 

And, of course, if you know of any others, please let us know and we’ll add to this list. Get in touch with us: hello@movethemasses.org.uk 

To make it easier to navigate, we have divided the hidden spaces into: North, South, East and West of the city; City Centre and Surrounding Areas, so please make sure you keep scrolling to see all the areas.

How Does it Work?

Our Wellbeing Walk Leaders organise walks in a local area once a month at a regular time. Our walks are advertised ahead of time and start in an accessible location that is close to public transport links and allows people to be dropped off. Our Wellbeing Walks are easy-going, allowing people to build up their walking confidence at their own pace in a pressure-free environment.

Wellbeing Walks take place in local areas around York, introducing people to local parks and nature reserves. Our Wellbeing Walk leaders are fully trained, giving walk participants the peace of mind they need to get out and get moving in a controlled setting.

Wellbeing Walks helps people in so many ways. Primarily, it boosts general wellbeing, decreases loneliness, and promotes physical activity.


? – Wellbeing Walk Participant