One of the best ways to explore York is on foot. A stroll down any snickelway, wall or ings opens you up to a whole world of discovery.

Embark on an adventure with your family through York's picturesque landscapes and hidden gems. For more inspiration and a treasure trove of over 50+ family-friendly walks, from circular routes that promise no fuss about retracing steps, to enchanting woodland explorations and delightful café-nearby strolls, visit York Mumbler. Little Vikings have put together the I Spy Trail, a family friendly walking trail that highlights 22 fascinating features of York, for you and your little ones to look out for as you walk around the city. The Visit York Chocolate Trail takes you on a journey across York to uncover how the city was built on chocolate, and highlights the sweeter side of York’s history. In our selfie trail, we’ve picked out some of York’s most photogenic spots, so you can take superb selfies, which are sure to rack up plenty of Instagram likes.

You'll also be able to join one of the many themed guided walking tours and ghost walks with local experts to take you on a journey of discovery.

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