The group was started in early 2019 and it was decided that we should not just include Yorkshire but also the North East, hence our name DIG Yorkshire and North East. We also realised that we needed a venue close to the centre geographically speaking, hence York was chosen. Like all cities parking is a problem, but we were lucky enough to find a location which had ample free parking on site.Being York it also has a mainline train link and a good bus service.
Clements Hall is outside the City walls, close to the city centre and railway station. Car parking is free at the school across the road.
The Hall is easy to find (despite all the bollards in the neighbourhood).
The Sat Nav YO23 1BW is the best one. It takes you from Tadcaster Road onto Scarcroft Road. Then after 2 traffic lights turn left on Upper Price Street, then 2nd left on to Nunthorpe Road the car park is about 100 yards on your left.
(Note that if you’re coming from the A64, Scarcroft Road is after the Racecourse.If you are coming through town then Scarcroft Road starts here; there is a Kwik Fit on the opposite side of the road.
If you take the train, walking from the station is as follows:
Turn right out of the front of the station and follow the city walls around to the traffic lights. Go straight across, passing the Nunnery Lane carpark on your left, and turn right down Dale Street (on the right). At the end of Dale Street turn left and Clements Hall is on your leftabout 10 minutes.
The Park and Ride details are as follows:
The no. 3 Askham Bar and the no. 59 Poppleton Bar Park and Ride services both stop at the Everyman cinema in Blossom Street (which is Tadcaster Road). Cross the road and walk along Moss Street (to the right of KFC). Clements Hall is on the left opposite the large school (where we can park for free.)
Nearest Pay and Display car-park to the centre is Nunnery Lane
In case the centre car park fills up the nearest alternative is near the station. Park at the far end which is closer to the centre and where there are usually spaces.