It was a beautiful early evening on Hob Moor, the sun shining and a big expanse of blue sky to be viewed. Five of us enjoyed sharing about our fondness for Hob Moor and its beauty, eating pasta and warm garlic bread with a coffee and sparkling water. The cattle were slowly moving in the distance together towards their drinking trough. Passers by were walking, cycling, dog walking and some maybe going home from work and some couples enjoying an evening stroll.
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Hob MoorHob Moor is part of Micklegate Stray and is also one of York's four Local Nature Reserves. It has been used for grazing from the mediaeval period to the present day. Today it is still used for grazing in the summer months but is also a valuable area for wildlife and flora, as well as a recreational area for dog-walkers, footballers, cyclists, pedestrians, birdwatchers and many others. It has a long history with records going back to 1374. It is the only area within York ring road where skylarks still nest which makes it a particularly rare and wonderful place to visit. In this section you will find more information about this incredible inner-city resource.