GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

River Foss Walk

28 miles (45 km)

Follow the River Foss, from the historic city of York to Easingwold, on this lovely riverside walk through Yorkshire. You will pass several pretty villages including Strensall, Sheriff Hutton, Haxby Crayke and Oulston.
The route links with the Ebor Way and the Centenary Way near Strensall.

Foss Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Foss Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


In Crayke the Durham Fox is well worthy of consideration. The historic pub dates back over 300 years and includes a charming olde worlde interior withflag stone floors, exposed beams, oak panelling and roaring fires in winter.You can find them on West Way with a postcode of YO61 4TE. The village also includes some fine old buildings including a 15th century castle.
In Sheriff Hutton there's The Highwayman. They serve good quality dishes which you can enjoy in the lovely garden area. You can find them on The Square at postcode YO60 6QZ. The village is also worth exploring with a Grade I listed 12th century church and a photogenic ruined castle dating from a similar period.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Howardian Hills Walks page.


River Foss, York

River Foss, York

Foss Walk - - 533458

On the route of the Foss Walk near Crayke. The walk follows the course of the River Foss from York to its source near Yearsley, then loops south west to end at Easingwold.

The Foss in Strensall

The Foss in Strensall

The Village Green, Sheriff Hutton - - 210386

The Village Green, Sheriff Hutton. A public footpath leading to the Foss Walk and the Ebor Way runs across the green

The Foss Walk - - 266608

Here the trail follows the road from Peep O' Day Farm to Thornton Lodge Farm, just north of Easingwold.

Foss Walk Country - - 263328

Another view of Brown Moor which the Foss Walk crosses in the middle distance in the photograph.

Footbridge over the River Foss - - 426755

Footbridge over the River Foss. Taken from the footbridge over Black Dike, as it crosses Foss Walk and Ebor Way, the structure visible in mid ground is the footbridge where the trails cross the river. To the left a signpost is visible and this is the point where the Centenary Way, which has followed the Northwestern bank of the river Foss, joins the Foss Walk and Ebor Way, which continues to the North, beyond the belt of riverside trees.

Oulston Reservoir - - 2299298

A view Oulston Reservoir. The pretty lake is located just south of the historic 12th century Newburgh Priory and Byland Abbey where there are some atmospheric ancient ruins to explore.


GPS Files

GPX File

Foss Way.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Foss Way.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)