Six acres of wet grassland alongside the Tang Hall Beck, and a small wood on higher ground. It is a remnant of old countryside in the town, protected from development by its regular winter flooding.
Birds - Tawny owls hunt over grassland, kingfishers sometimes fish the beck, spotted woodpeckers can be heard drumming on hollow trees.
Animals - water voles.
- mown grass area - good for summer games but wet in winter
- woodland walk for snowdrops in early spring
Open access. Informal paths can be wet or muddy in winter.
Easy access gate at Burnholme Drive. Access also from Tang Hall Lane.
- Travel and parking
Buses run frequently from the city centre to Heworth Village or Tang Hall Lane.
For up-to-date information about local bus routes see the iTravel York website.
The nearest council car park is East Parade car park (approximately 15-minutes away, on foot).
There is a small car park at the Hempland Lane allotments, across the road from the Holme.
You can also use available on-street parking in the surrounding streets, showing consideration for local residents.