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York Walls Festival

Foss Islands Road, York Foss Islands Road, York, North Yorkshire

We'll be running a gazebo showing what we do on Foss Islands Road - come and have a chat. A group of paddleboarders will be setting off from near Monk Bridge at 11 am and will sail down to Castle Mills Lock  & back.      

Newton-on-Ouse – A stroll of around 3 miles,

Newton on Ouse

Thurs 5th May at 6pm - meet by the main gates of Beningbrough Hall. A stroll of  some 3 miles, followed by a meal at the Blacksmiths Arms in Newton on Ouse. Please let Anne Bednarski know if you are coming along. 01904 764086

Annual General Meeting 2022

Strensall Village Hall

The RFS AGM will be held at 7pm on Wednesday 11th May in Strensall Village Hall The AGM will be preceded by a talk from Nick Bielby, formally Volunteer Project Manager of the York Civic Trust, on “City Enhancement Fund Projects”. Tea and coffee will be available during the evening.  

A visit to West Beck Chalk Stream, Wansford Bridge with Jon Traill YWT

Wansford Bridge

Wed 18th May meet at 1.30pm West Beck Chalk Stream, Wansford Bridge, Nr Driffield Enjoy a stroll along one of East Yorkshire's best chalk stream habitats and learn field craft looking for signs of water vole and otter. The session will concentrate on looking at how to try to find and confirm evidence of one of our most elusive and ... Read More

Nunnington circular walk of around 5 miles

Nunnington Village Hall

Wed 25th May - ready to start at 10am Nunnington circular walk of around 5 miles, stopping off at the Courtyard Café. Meet at Nunnington Village Hall  - YO62 5UY Please let Derek Chivers know if you intend to join.

A stroll from Huntington to Haxby along the Foss (and back!)

huntington church huntington church, york, york

Tues 7th June: be ready to start at 10am Meet in the car park at St Andrew’s Church Huntington. A stroll from Huntington to Haxby along the river - 2miles one way or 4 miles there and back. Coffee in Haxby and walk or bus back. If you are joining in, please tell Anne Bednarski 01904 764086 or

A visit to the YWT Skerne Wetlands

Skearne Wetlands

A visit to the YWT owned and managed habitat mosaic that is Skerne Wetlands to learn how a former commercial fish farm was turned into a nature reserve. The site consists of reedbeds, wet woodland, fen, open water pools, ponds and ditches and a 2km section of the West Beck SSSI chalk stream. You will see examples of habitat creation, ... Read More

Litter pick along the Foss

Foss Islands Road, York Foss Islands Road, York, North Yorkshire

A litter pick along the lower reaches of the Foss. Sat 18th June starting at 9am - meet by the blue footbridge opposite Morrisons. Please let Barry know in advance if you are coming so he can plan the morning. Barry Thomas (  

Skipwith Common 4 mile circular walk

Skipwith Common Cornelius Causeway, Selby

Skipwith Common circular 4 miles. Possible lunch at the Drover’s Arms in Skipwith. Tues 21st June heading out at 10am Meet in  Sandy Lane car park YO8 5DF Please let Derek Chivers know if you are coming -

A relaxed and informative wander around York with Toby Kendall

Monk Bar jewbury

Wed 22nd June meeting at 6.30pm by the Bile Beans sign opposite the Monkbar Hotel Toby Kendall will lead a relaxed wander around York looking at where some of the interesting below ground archaeology has been found and how this relates to the above ground City see today - Specific themes and periods to look at will be based what ... Read More

Why not join and enjoy the River Foss?

Come for a daytime or evening walk. Help with litter picks, weed management and other activities. ‘Adopt’ and monitor a short stretch of the Foss. As a member, you will enjoy the many varied activities we run.


Nurturing the Foss