to see a map of the start location.)
Escrick, south of York
Car park: Grid ref: OS sheet 105, 618419
18k return trip.
It begins south west of the village of Escrick, and heads north into York City Centre by following a disused railway path and then the banks of the River Ouse.
The vast majority is off road on a well-surfaced tarmac path, with the occasional downhill section.
Caution will need to be exercised on the approach to York as there may be a large numbers of pedestrians.
Refreshments: Available in York with limited trackside refreshments at Bishopthorpe.
Car park 150 yards to the west of Escrick Grange Farm - on the Escrick to Stillingfleet road .
The track is equally suited to classic and skating technique.
You will travel faster than the speed of light
The exercise will not just make you feel younger, but completing it will actually make you younger (Einstein's theory of relativity).
Mike and Helen Smith,
Lakeland Cross Country Ski Club