GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Strensall Common Walks

2 miles (3.5 km)

Strensall Common lies just to the east of the North Yorkshire village of Strensall.
The common includes heathland and birch/oak woodlandwith a large variety of flora and fauna. Keep your eyes peeled for bird species such ascurlew,whinchat, great spotted woodpecker.You can also see rabbit and even deer in this expansive nature reserve.
Please note the southern part of the reserve is owned by the MOD. This area includes a firing range so is not accessible at certain times.
The walk starts from the car park at the northern end of the common, off Lords Moor Lane. You can then pick up a series of footpaths to take you on a circular walk around the site. The walk can be extended by heading south towards Towthorpe Common but please look out for the red flags as this section could be in use by the MOD. You can see the firing times on the notice boards at the site.
Scroll down for walking maps of the common.


YO32 5YB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Strensall Common OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Strensall Common Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Head into Strensall village and you could enjoy some refreshments at the Ship Inn. The inn serves a good Sunday lunch and has a good garden area to relax in. You can find them at postcode YO32 5XS for your sat navs. They are dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Foss Walk and the Centenary Way run through Strensall village. You could pick up these trails and follow them north for views of the River Foss and a visit to the ancient castle in nearby Sheriff Hutton. Heading south will take you into the city of York River via Haxby.


Sheep on Strensall Training Area (Strensall Common) - - 2319663

Sheep on Strensall Training Area

Melting ice on pond at Strensall Common - - 330725

Melting ice on pond at Strensall Common

Parking spot on Strensall Common - - 214302

Parking spot on Strensall Common

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Sheep on the common


GPS Files

GPX File

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