As part of the 2021 York Walls Festival, we are offering a free version of our York Air Walk. Led by Dr Simon Rogerson, this walk is for a maximum of 15 people, and will begin at Micklegate Bar at 3pm on Sunday August 15th 2021.
On the York Air
Walk, we’ll discover whose smoke and mirrors turned green and airy York into a
railway powerhouse, which light Misses Hopwood and Harrison put their faith in,
and which son of York was allowed to gas Queen Victoria. An aerial tour of the
city that takes in sights, smells and sounds, the York Air Walk also tells you
how to forecast the weather, photograph the Moon, and glaze the heavens.
We begin the walk at Micklegate Bar, taking the air along the medieval City Walls for a unique view of York’s railway and medical history. We float around North Street and the fragrant delights of York Museum Gardens, before hopping back on the walls to turn our binoculars on peregrines and our telescopes on demon stars, then gaze in wonder at the great east window of York Minster. In the York Air Walk, the sky’s the limit!
inside Micklegate Bar, outside 129 Micklegate.
Address: 129, Micklegate, York, YO1 6LB.
Grid reference: SE 5976 5148.
Latitude / Longitude (decimal): 53.955933, -1.0907746.
Latitude / Longitude (degrees, minutes, seconds): 53°57′21″N, 001°05′27″W.
Please note: step-free/wheelchair access is not available on this walk, and due to limited capacity on York City Walls, the York Air Walk is strictly limited to 15 people per tour.