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Monk Stray - Parks and open spaces directory


Monk Stray
Malton Road
Heworth Without
YO31 9JY


Monk Stray is managed by City of York Council in consultation with Freemen of the City.

The remnants of the historic Monk Stray are divided into four distinct areas: The grassy parkland known as Heworth Stray, two areas of rough grazing land to either side of the Malton Road, and the privately leased golf course.

Heworth Stray was part of the ancient stray land for the Freemen of Monk Ward. This is a pleasant, open area of mown grass with a variety of trees giving welcome shade in the summer; a good place to kick a ball round or to fly a kite.


Open access to park only. Informal paths.

Travel and parking


Buses run frequently from the city centre to Monk Stray (Elm Park) or to Stockton 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 10-minutes away from the south end of Monk Stray, on foot).

You can also use available on-street parking in the surrounding streets, showing consideration for local residents.

Managed by
City of York Council