About the Moor

About Hob Moor

Hob Moor, one of the ancient commons of York, is situated between Acomb, Holgate and Dringhouses; it is 1.5 miles south-west of the Minster, not far from the Racecourse.


To see a map of all the access points for Hob Moor, click here.

Friends of Hob Moor was set up in 1999 with the following objectives:

  • To work in collaboration with others to promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the natural environment of Hob Moor.
  • To promote Hob Moor as an open space amenity for education, recreation and leisure time occupation.
  • To promote research into the history and ecology of Hob Moor.

Further Information on Hob Moor

We have a Facebook page.

Further information on Hob Moor and York’s other Local Nature Reserves is available on the website of City of York Council: click here.

Colour Leaflet

We have produced a new 4 page colour leaflet about Hob Moor. It has a map of the moor and takes you on a guided walk highlighting some of the key features to look out for. Click here to open a pdf version, or right-click to save the pdf to your computer. Paper copies will shortly be available at local libraries.