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York Walls Festival Extra: Twilight Walls - Guided Sessions

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York City Walls

Bootham Bar Gateway

High Petergate

York

YO1 7EH

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York Walls Festival Extra: 'Twilight Walls' - Walk a Section of the Walls After Dark! This session includes a talk from guide Ian Tempest.

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A special event to raise money for next year's York Walls Festival, 'Twilight Walls' gives access after dusk to York's famous Bar Walls. This special session of 'Twilight Walls' is lead by professional guide Ian Tempest, who will give a short talk about the Walls halfway around the Walls section, at Robin Hood's Tower.

'Twilight Walls' 2021 gives access to the stretch of Walls from Bootham Bar gateway to Monk Bar gateway, which passes behind York Minster, on the line of the walls of the original Roman fort of Eboracum.

The Walls close at dusk and are rarely open in the evening, offering the unique chance to experience the Walls and the views from this vantage point in the dark.

Proceeds from the event will go towards the volunteer-run York Walls Festival which organises free and nearly-free, family-friendly events and activities that promote the history and heritage of York, and partner with community, volunteer groups and creative individuals in and around York.

This event has been made possible with the kind assistance of City of York Council, The Friends of York Walls and The North Yorkshire Bat Group.

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Notes and Guidance

Dogs are not allowed on the Walls. Children must be supervised at all times. Pushchairs are not advised due to the narrow wall-walk.

This elevated section of the wall walk consists of two long straight sections with one large corner tower and a number of intermediate towers. As you walk there is generally a stone wall on one side and metal railings on the other side.

The only access and exit points are at Bootham Bar gatehouse and Monk Bar gatehouse. Both points have approximately thirty stone steps up and down. A one-way system is in operation (Bootham Bar to Monk Bar), so exit and entrance via the other entrance or exit will only be allowed in an emergency.

To avoid any bottlenecks of people on the narrow sections of the wall-walk, and to move the group along the circuit during the designated timeslot, the stewards will ask people when necessary to progress along the wall-walk. Please understand this is for the safety of all and for the smooth running of the event. Your co-operation and understanding is appreciated.

The main risks and hazards for the event along the wall-walk are slip, trip, sprain and fall injuries. There are stone steps at both ends and at numerous points along the wall-walk. Some of the intermittent stone steps along the wall-walk can be difficult to spot, particularly those going downward, and in a more crowded environment. The walkway stones can become slippery if wet or covered with fallen leaves. Please take care and don’t run or rush, even in an emergency.

The walls-walk will unfortunately have to be closed if there is snow or ice.

The current COVID-19 restrictions and protocols will be in place. Please respect other attendees and stewards who may choose to employ additional protections. Please wash or sanitise your hands before and after the event. Please do not attend the event if you feel unwell or show any symptoms of COVID-19 or any other infectious diseases.All volunteer stewards will be wearing hi-vis vests. Please speak to them if you have any questions, problems or feel unwell. Please follow their instructions at all times.


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York City Walls

Bootham Bar Gateway

High Petergate

York

YO1 7EH

United Kingdom

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Organiser Baz Jones

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