York Outdoor Group are based in York North Yorkshire . YOG organise weekly walks , regular cycle rides , weekend trips and a wide range of social activities

The York Outdoor Group aim to organise a walk each and every Sunday throughout the year with evening walks in the summer months. In addition to this, a weekend away is usually held once a month. Evening cycle rides are arranged during the summer months when the evenings are longer and Saturday rides throughout the year; weather permitting. A varied range of social activities are also organised throughout the year.

Contact - If you would like any further information on the group and it's activities, please email info@yorkoutdoorgroup.org.uk or call either Mark or Sue (01904 424179) or Tony (07972-233272)

Sunday Walks

Sunday walks are the bread and butter of YOG and tend to be between 10 and 14 miles in length (16 - 22 Km). On occasion they can be a bit longer or shorter, and this will be detailed in the programme.

Unless stated otherwise, walks leave by car at 0900 from Nunnery Lane Car Park in York. We operate a Car sharing scheme, whereby the passengers contribute petrol money at 25p a mile, shared between everyone in the car. This arrangement is at the drivers' discretion. Any spare cars are parked at a location with free parking. You don't need to have your own car to come on a walk.

When coming on one of our walks please ensure you have sturdy footwear, waterproofs, and enough consumables for a full day out in the wilds. If you need advice on what is suitable please contact the committee.

Evening Walks and Cycle Rides

Throughout the summer months when the nights are lighter, we also organise weekly evening walks and cycle rides. The evening walks are usually on a tuesday, start at 7.00 (meeting points vary) and are mostly between 4 and 6 miles; often ending with a pub stop.

The cycle rides on a thursday evening usually meet at Nunnery Lane Car Park at 7.00 and are around 20 - 25 miles; often with a pub stop along the way. Please bring lights for on the way home.

The evening walks and cyle rides start the second week in May and continue into mid - late August.

Weekend and Longer Trips

As well as Sunday and evening walks, we also organise monthly weekend trips further afield. These are usually walking or occasionally cycling trips; using hostels and other budget accommodation.

Social Events

Whilst our members are united in a love of the outdoors, we are also a very sociable group with a wide range of regular social events. These include pub nights, theatre and cinema trips, ceilidhs, parties, York pant, trips to the races and music events, restaurant meals, beer festivals and others too numerous to mention.

Facebook Site

There is a YOG website on Facebook
Click here or on the icon below to visit or register with the site.

Feel free to upload any YOG photos to the site but, for privacy reasons, please only tag yourself on photos.

Jack Wolfskin Store in York

Jack Wolfskin Store in York

Jack Wolfskin have  a store in York with a big range of their quality outdoor products. Please take a look at their website http://www.yorkshirewolf.co.uk/

 Their shop is located at  - Jack Wolfskin York, 11 Lendal, York YO1 8AQ

Phone: +44 1904 621272

E-Mail: store.york@jack-wolfskin.com

We would like to thank the store for sponsoring our recent quiz night.

Discounts available at online outdoor goods suppliers

The following 3 online stores have 10% discount codes available for YOG members:




Please email yorkoutdoorgroup@hotmail.co.uk for the discount codes

Discounts are for paid-up members only.

Other Useful Websites

Click here to find a walking group elsewhere in the country.

Walking in Yorkshire More than 350 FREE Yorkshire walks to download, details of all the books, maps and walking groups in the country

And for walking in Scotland, the only site you'll ever need is the award winning http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/ run by former YOGGIES Paul and Helen Webster.

If you fancy having a go at caving, the local club York Caving Club welcome new members or will do introductory sessions.

If you'd like to go climbing or mountaineering, contact the York Mountaineering Club

If anybody is thinking of booking a walking holiday through Ramblers Holidays, let them know that you are a member of YOG and the group receives a cash reward