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Rawcliffe Lake - Parks and open spaces directory


Rawcliffe Lake
Oakdale Road
Rawcliffe and Clifton Without
YO30 4YL


The site is 7 acres in size and was constructed in the 1980s as part of redevelopment of the Clifton Moor area.

There are grassy slopes, which are great for picnics as well as ornamental shrubs and old hedgerow, which may attract interesting species to the area.

Reporting problems

To report an issue concerning the lake and debris in the water e.g. shopping trolleys please contact Yorkshire Water. To report an issue concerning the grass, trees and surrounding area contact York Customer Centre.



Fishing at Rawcliffe Lake is managed by York and District Amalgamation of Anglers A rod licence is also required.


Access to the lake can be gained from Oakdale Road, Greystoke Road and Beaverdyke, the paths around the lake are wheelchair friendly tarmac paths.

Travel and parking


The number 6 Park and Ride bus will take you from the city centre to Oakdale Road.

For up-to-date information about local bus routes see the iTravel York website.


There are no council car parks close to this location.

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