People and Communities directory - Rawcliffe Bar Country Park

Rawcliffe, York


Some 2000 trees and 1,500 woodland shrubs were planted during the establishment of the Country Park. Developing woodland includes willow, birch and pine with oak and ash. Hawthorn, blackthorn and dog rose thickets give nesting cover and food for an increasing range of birds. The country park office is the focus for activity days and special events and can be booked for use by school parties, contact tel: 01904 553392.

A Rawcliffe Country park orienteering guide and map are available to download.

Rawcliffe Country Park has been awarded a Green Flag Award each year since 2009. Sites with Green Flag Awards are considered to be the best in the country.


  • Country Park office/classroom
  • children's play area
  • toilets at Park and Ride
  • orienteering map and activity sheet are available to download from this page

Rawcliffe Country Park Climbing Boulder

The climbing boulder is open for use by the public all day, every day and is free of charge. It is 3m high with more than 60 square metres of climbing features. The climbing boulder is suitable for children aged 3 years of age to adults and no experience or equipment is required. It can be enjoyed by novices and more experienced climbers as it has numerous routes up and across the rock face.

Rawcliffe Country Park Pump Bike Track

The bike track at Rawcliffe Country Park is open for use and includes a series of exciting and challenging jumps, banks and turns that will be fun for all levels of off-road bike enthusiasts. There are two roughly circular tracks; a 70 metre inner track and an easier 140 metre outer track. Paths allow movement between the two routes and the rest of the area.


Open access.

Travel and parking


Park and Ride buses to Rawcliffe Bar leave from Museum Street, outside the entrance of the Yorkshire Museum and Gardens, and run frequently throughout the day.


National Cycle Route 65 runs past Rawcliffe Bar Country Park through to the city centre.


Park and Ride car park off Shipton Road A19.

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