Environment Centre in October 2018, by L. Outing
The Nature Reserve is open all year round, just come and wander round. Please see the directions below and follow our visitors’ code on the right.
St Nicks Environment Centre is usually open:
Mondays – Fridays 9am-4pm except bank holidays and during our on-site events except for volunteering ones – please see the event calendar for dates
When the Centre is open, you’re very welcome to come in to look round and use the facilities unless we have a booked event or visit organised by an external organisation which may limit access to the building. If you want to make sure that there is someone available to show you round, please contact us to arrange a guided tour (this option only applies to groups of five or more people).
Approach to the Environment Centre car park from Rawdon Avenue – go between the pine trees. The Centre gate is by the larch trees (yellow in this picture), up the slope past the far end of the car park.
Our address is St Nicks Environment Centre, Rawdon Avenue, York YO10 3ST. Please note that the postcode finder places us in the middle of Rawdon Avenue but we are at the very bottom of it.
We encourage all our visitors to come on foot, by bicycle or bus whenever possible. There is a small car park in front of the Environment Centre if it is needed. i-Travel can help you plan your journey without or with a car but these are the basic directions.
- Walking or cycling:
Either go along the Sustrans Cycle route no. 66, or along Lawrence St and turn down Bull Lane or use the entrance on Melrosegate between the Post Office and Beckside Gardens.
- Coming by bus:
Bus no 6 (run by First) and no 20 (run by Transdev) go to St Nicholas Fields stop on Melrosegate or Alcuin Avenue (off Melrosegate) while buses no 8 (run by First), 10/10A (run by First) and 747 (run by EYMS) stop in Lawrence Street. For up-to date bus timetables and routes, please click on the bus links or use Traveline or i-Travel websites to plan your journey.
- Coming by car:
From Lawrence Street (A1079 Hull Road) turn down Melrosegate and take the first left Harington Avenue. At the bottom of this road you will see a welcome sign and a couple of pine trees. Drive between them to the Centre building with a wind turbine. The car park is not secured.