York Balloon Walk
Join a Balloon Walk and be part of a community taking on events all around the country for one common goal: beating blood cancer.
The three mile route will follow the River Ouse from Clifton Ings Meadows along into the centre of York. We will follow the tree-lined riverside path along the Ouse's west bank, with picturesque views of the city and York Minster ahead. Crossing the river at Lendal Bridge we will take in the museum gardens, surrounded by the vast botanical collection and the medieval ruins of St. Mary’s Abbey, before returning along the river to Clifton Ings.
The majority of the route is along flat-paved footpaths but some parts are over grassed areas and footpaths so may not be suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.
Please wear appropriate and comfortable footwear and dress for the weather.
Please note that all balloons used on our balloon walk will be biodegradable, will not be filled with helium and will not be released after the event. All walkers have the option to walk with or without a balloon.
Beechwood Close Hotel, York, YO30 5RE
Registration for the Balloon Walk
Online entries are now closed, however you can register on the day. Registration opens at 9.30am, with the walk commencing at 10am.
The entry fee is just £15 for adults and £5 for children and we welcome walkers of all ages and abilities. Families of four can enter for £35. The price includes light refreshments and your own Bloodwise T-shirt.
Parking in York
There is limited parking available at Beechwood Close Hotel.
If you have any questions, please get in touch on 0191 338 7871.