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Welburn and Bulmer circular – 5 miles

Crown and Cushion, Welburn

Welburn and Bulmer circular 5 miles Mon 11th July ready to walk at 10am Meet Outside Crown and Cushion, Welburn, York YO60 7DZ Refreshments at ‘Dogh’ cafè in Welburn. Please let Derek Chivers know you are coming (

The Groves Butterfly Festival

Foss Fairy Trail, Heworth, York YO31 8RP A1036, Heworth, York

Butterfly Festival - Saturday 30 July 12-3pm Come and join us for a festival of butterflies!  Activities of different kinds from painting to learning a bit about nature The event will take place on the riverside at the entrance from Monkbridge. ​ No Entrance Fee. Donations gratefully received on the day. ​ Please ensure that you keep children with you ... Read More

Kirkham Priory circular walk 4 miles.

Kirkham Priory

Kirkham Priory circular 4 miles. Thurs 4th Aug ready to set off at 6pm Meet in Kirkham Priory car park Meal afterwards at The Stone Trough Please let Anne Bednarski know if you are coming 1904 764086 ( )

Moor Monkton circular walk 5 miles.

Moor Monkton

Fri 12th Aug ready to go by 10am Meet by the phone box in Main St. Moor Monkton YO26 8JA Fish and chips afterwards at the Wetherby Whaler. Please let Anne Bednarski know if you are coming. 01904 764086 (

Another relaxed stroll around York with Toby Kendall

Memorial Gardens, York

Toby Kendall will lead a second 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 you see today - Specific themes and periods to look at will be based what people suggest that evening. Wed 28th Sept ready to start at 6.30pm Meet ... Read More

A Litterpick along the Foss

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

Litter pick along the Foss Sat 15th Oct 9am Meet by the blue footbridge opposite Morrisons Contact Barry in advance if you are coming so he can plan the morning. Barry Thomas 01904 490081  

October Open Meeting

Strensall Village Hall

Andrew Morrison CEO, York Civic Trust will give us a talk entitled A small bridge to a powerful past on the River Foss Tea and coffee will be served afterwards plus a chance to chat to fellow members and ask Andrew a few more questions.

RFS Christmas lunch

Novotel, York

Christmas lunch preceded by a talk given by Alastair Fitter “The campaign to save Askham Bog - lessons learned”. Sun 4th Dec from 11am at the Novotel York Menu available and booking opens at the October meeting. Mike Gray

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