Join us as we discover hidden green spaces in our blog series
We're in York for our hidden green space this month, on a great walk and cycle route heading south of the city
At Move the Masses HQ we’re always keen to find new green spaces to explore. If you know of a spot near you let us know, we’d love to hear about new places!
This walking and cycling spot is a great favourite for our volunteers and staff. This is the fourteenth blog in our series – check out the others here. Don’t forget to let us know if you visit anywhere new as a result – we always love to hear from you! Likewise, if you have anywhere you think others should know about, please get in touch and we’ll feature it soon: email@example.com
The paths are tarmac and relatively flat so are accessible for wheelchair users and pushchairs, some of the entry points to the route have steep ramps or steps.
This a popular place for dog walking.
There are lots of great spots for refreshments and toilet breaks along the route, including Brunswick Nursery and lots of pubs.
Check out the map of the route with pubs marked here.
Did you know…
The York Solar System model was created by the University of York as an accurate scale model of the Solar System. From the sun to Pluto the models are spread out along 6.4 miles of the old East Coast mainline railway. All the models are done to scale and include models of all the planets in the solar system as well as models of the Cassini and Voyager spacecraft.
The scale is 575,872,239 to 1, so every 100 metres along the track corresponds to more than 57 million kilometres in space. This means that along the route the speed of light is about equivalent to around 1 mph, so you can walk at 3 times the speed of light!
The route is maintained by the Sustrans. You can find more information about the route here, including a map of the route. Don’t forget, if you decide to visit as a result of this article, please take a photo and let us know!