York to Overton

The York to Overton cycle route is part of the longer York to Beningbrough Hall journey. This is the traffic-free section following the riverside path along the River Ouse. If you wish to continue to the National Trust’s Beningbrough Hall, you ride along minor roads for approximately five miles from Overton.


York is located north-east of Leeds along the A64, and south of Middlesbrough on the A19.

Let’s Pedal

The York to Overton cycle route begins at York railway station. Turn left onto Station Road, which later becomes Station Avenue. Head towards the river Ouse via Tanner’s Moat.  The cycle path starts on the left hand side of the river as far as Scarborough Bridge.

On reaching there bridge, you must dismount and get your bike up the stairs as there is no ramp. There is a wide ledge at the side of the stairs which does allow you to wheel your bike up the steps without carrying it.

Follow the shared path that runs alongside there river. The path is tarmac until you come to a short woodland section and then through a grassy area before returning to a stone path.

From Rawcliffe to Overton, you will discover a number of metal sculptures made from old machinery.

At the short road, turn left then continue along the path to its end at Stripe Lane. Refreshments are available at Skelton Garden Centre – turn right at the end of the path and right again on the A19.

Please note: if you continue on-road, Beningbrough Hall is a National Trust property and there is an entry charge for non-members.

Route Distance

FromToTrafficDistance (Miles)Distance (Km)
OvertonBeningbrough HallMinor Roads58


You will find a number of refreshment stops and public houses available near the route at:

York, Skelton.


Toilets are located at:

York and Skelton Garden Centre (customer toilets only)

Cycle Hire available at:


Tourist information available at:


How to get here

By Car

York railway station is located in the city centre on Station Road.

It may be easier (and cheaper) to park your car near the Overton end of the cycle route and join the path at Rawcliffe Bar Park and Ride.

Overton and Skelton have only on-street parking.

Car Parking

Pay and Display parking available near the route at these locations:

Car ParkLocationPostcode
York Railway Station Long Stay Car ParkStation Road, York YO24 1AB
NCP Car Park York Station SouthQueen Street, York YO24 1AD
Rawcliffe Bar – Park and Ride YorkShipton Road, RawcliffeYO30 5XZ

By Cycle

The York to Overton cycle route is a part of the National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 65 from York to Newton-on-Ouse.

By Train



  • Distance (miles): 4
  • Distance (km): 6.4
  • Start: York Railway Station
  • Finish: Shipton Road, Overton
  • Type: Riverside Path
  • Surface: Tarmac, gravel
  • Sat Nav: YO24 1AY


  • Car Park
  • Cycle Hire
  • Free Entry
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets
  • Tourist Information

Cycle Hire

Cycle Heaven

York Railway Station
Station Road
YO24 1AY

Opening Times

Open all year round except for any temporary closures due to works.


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