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The New Walk. The Tree lined Riverside Walk that goes right through York City Centre


New Walk


Having lived here all my life, @yorkpriory  I cannot believe how blessed we are to have such a gorgeous riverside walk, that leads right into the heart of the city.  I walk down here almost every day (if not in flood)  with my dogs.

New Walk is a tree lined promenade created in the 18th century for the Georgeians to stroll on.

Although not all New Walk the riverside path has extended from The Millennium Bridge right through the city and out the other side as far as the Clifton bridge. it is approximately 3 miles then continues to further more rural areas of shipton and Beningbrough. On the south side if you so wish you could walk to Selby via the cycle path. The area I’m referring to is a fully tarmacked and cycle friendly too . Considering its short length through the city gives an interesting insight into the size of York.


If I leave the York Priory and walk down Grange Garth or New Walk Terrace, there are steps at the bottom of the road that lead onto the riverside. If I turn right I can walk into the city in about 10 – 15 minutes. Go over

                                   The Blue Bridge

And then walk along a bit further until You walk under the

Skeldergate Bridge

http://www.historyofyork.org.uk/themes/victorian/skeldergate-bridge
After you’ve come out of the ‘otherside’, There it is ! On your right hand side, in all its splendid glory

Cliffords Tower




So for the magnificent Castle Museum or The Jorvik Viking Centre or Shambles walk up to the main road from here, alternatively stroll along to the next bridge for

 

Ouse Bridge

Just before it is the Kings Arms pub. Famous for going under water in the floods. Flooding incidentally has always occurred in York. The city was built around the Ouse. When the river breaks its banks (which happens often) it usually cases little disruption, however! Sometimes when the weather has been particularly bad and a clash of all natures elements occur at once, the Ouse can flood fiercely and be a spectacular sight to see albeit deadly and distributive if not respected. York invariably continues about its daily business and deals with it in the usual way as we have become accustomed too.
Just before The Kings Arms Is one of my favourite little gems ‘Plonkers Wine Bar’ There is nothing quiet like sitting buy the river enjoying a drink and a meal in the summer or walk up Cumberland Street to find the Bar itself.  They are dog friendly inside and out and the food is a real treat. Even better they are open until 2am with a taxi rank next door.
So that is the New Walk from the York Priory to the city. Now if I walk down Grange Garth again and turn left at the bottom of the stairs, I can walk and walk and walk, should I so wish. On my way is

The Pikeing Well



Pikeing well is a grade II listed building. Circa 1752

I never tire of the seasonal beauty, the constant and evolving landscape not to mention the hive of activity that goes on down here 

I can access the #racecourse within 20mins walk over the millennium bridge





The Millenium Bridge

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