START the walk from the village centre.

Naburn is a small village on the River Ouse.

From the slipway near the Blacksmiths Arms, head north along Front Street to the York Road.

Cross to the footway and resume, crossing Howden Lane and passing the marina to reach a rail bridge on the village edge.

Immediately under it a surfaced path doubles back right up onto the line at the old station.

Today it is part of the National Cycle Network.

Your later route will be to the left here after the loop west of the river, but for the present moment you should double back along the tarmac way.

Within a couple of minutes you cross Naburn Bridge, dominated by a steel sculpture.

A minute further comes a fork.

Take the right branch slanting down onto the road at Acaster Bridge.

Go left under it, and just beyond a farm take a stile on the left.

A grass track crosses the field to a stile onto a riverbank path.

Turn downstream, quickly crossing a stile to join a cart track.

Advance on past moored boats, becoming a firmer, enclosed track to emerge onto a road at Acaster Malbis.

Cross to the footway and turn left between caravan sites to the Ship Inn.

Opposite the pub a path heads off left along the front of a couple of houses, becoming enclosed to resume downstream, passing a fine gateway, a lone house and moored boats. The path shortly turns inland between gardens onto a suburban street.

Turn right to a T-junction alongside a pinfold.

Turn right for two minutes, and just before the Ship Inn take a kissing-gate on the left.

Entering a caravan site, bear left and follow the broad grassy way between two rows of caravans along the left edge.

You will soon reach a gate at the end onto another road.

Go right, passing another site at Moor End Farm to a junction at some houses.

As the through road turns left, take an enclosed path on the right after the last house.

This quickly runs to a footbridge.

Go left between ditch and fence, a nice path that emerges into a field.

Advance straight on the field edge path with the ditch, and initially a hedge, to your left.

Maintain this course through two fields, then a field centre.

A hedge re-forms near the end to usher you to a corner to meet the surfaced rail path on the edge of Bishopthorpe.

Turn right all the way to Acaster Bridge, with Naburn Bridge just beyond.

Advance back to the station site and keep straight on for a sustained rural stroll as far as Moor Lane Bridge overhead.

A surfaced path runs right before it to emerge onto Moor Lane.

Turn right between open fields to the B1222 on the village edge.

Cross and turn right on the footway so it takes you back into the centre of the village.