The interesting mixture of converted railway tracks, quiet roads and open fields that make up The York Millennium Way made up the route of last Saturdays ramble. Led by Joyce Costello, the party of ten started from York Railway Station on a bright and sunny day and followed the city walls to Foss Islands. Here the Millennium Way had been constructed along the route of the old railway passing through Osbaldwick. Wild late summer fruits were available in abundance beside the way and were sampled by the party. On the outskirts of Osbaldwick the party turned north-east past Langston House to join Bad Bargain Lane, an old bridleway leading to Murton. Our picnic place was in part of Monk Stray, one of the stretches of common land close to the village of Heworth. After lunch we crossed the Malton Road to head north along the Foss Way which was followed as far as New Earswick, a village originally built by the chocolate company Rowntree for its workers. Our return route was through fields beside the York to Scarborough railway line and through the grounds of the District Hospital.



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