For woodlands, meadows and flocks of birds just outside the city, head out to Askham Bog. On the site of an ancient lake, it’s the perfect place for spotting birds and other water and woodland creatures. Budding David Attenboroughs could bring their binoculars.
We say – This is a good option for a buggy-friendly walk out of town, thanks to the boarded path. It’s an easy circular stroll of about a mile with plenty of benches if you need a rest.
Good to know – Other than a basic (free) car park, there are no facilities here so don’t expect a tearoom or toilets.
Address – Just off the A1036, York YO23 2UB
Website – https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/reserves/askham-bog-nature-reserve