York, England

York Parks & Moors Run

Creative Commons: Ian S.

York is graced by beautiful, centrally located parks and moors that make for some terrific running. We’ve put together a nearly 7-mile route showcasing Millennium Fields, Rowntree Park, the Knavesmire Grasslands, and Hob Moor. Use our map a guide to create your own run on these numerous park paths.

Rowntree Park. CC: Tim Green

Start at the graceful Rowntree Park, which has some lovely landscaped paths and ponds. Head south for ~1 mile through the park, and cross the Millennium Bridge into Millennium Fields. Do a loop there, then back over the bridge, to access the Knavesmire Grasslands. It’s a ~1.5 mile loop around this large field/racecourse track. At The Tyburn, head west on the path into the classic Hob Moor, where a loop of the paths is ~1 mile. Return to Knavesmire, heading north on a path past the Scarcroft Apartments, then RIGHT on Scarcroft Rd. for the final 1/2 mile.

Add-Ons: Additional paths in the parks. Can also join the River Ouse route.

 

Essentials
  • 11 km (6.9 miles)
  • 44m (144 feet)
  • Central York, at S Esplanade next to York Dungeon

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Essentials
  • 11 km (6.9 miles)
  • 44m (144 feet)
  • Central York, at S Esplanade next to York Dungeon