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Heworth Holme - Parks and open spaces directory


Heworth Holme
Burnholme Drive
YO31 0RE


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.