What’s on : Walks-and-field-studies

York Fire Walk

16 Feb 2022
Start time
10:30 AM
The Lodge, Museum Gardens
Dr Liam Herringshaw and Dr Simon Rogerson
York Fire Walk

Event Information

Dr Liam Herringshaw and Dr Simon Rogerson will lead this walk around the centre of York:

10.30am – Meet at the YPS Lodge, Museum Gardens. After setting fire to a Roman emperor, we’ll take cover from the Battle of the Bowling Green, and find out why slagging off York Art Gallery won’t scoria any points. Blazing a trail through Bootham Bar, we’ll burn brightly past Michael le Belfrey, York Minster, and down Stonegate, erupting onto St Helen’s Square by 11.30, and pausing for a well-earned hot drink.

12pm – Restarting the ignition outside St Martin le Grand on Coney Street, we’ll meet the Frenchman who saved York from burning to the ground, take a Roman bath, and test out the wolf-proof lantern of All Saints Pavement. To finish with a bang, we’ll assess the flammable history of Clifford’s Tower, before extinguishing the fires of Viking industry in the Coppergate centre at 1pm.

STOP PRESS – a second YPS Fire Walk will take place on Thursday 17th February a few places are available on both days – amend the date on the booking form as required.

PLACES ARE LIMITED TO 15 -20 participants – we will confirm your place so please only join us on the day if you have received a confirmation by email or post.

York Fire Walk Booking Form