INTRODUCING – “York’s City Walls Audio Trail”

NEW  Friends of York Walls Audio Guide  = “York’s City Walls Audio Trail” – for SmartPhone / Tablet – is available by downloading it through your ‘app store’ and searching for the free Guide.AI  travel app.    “York’s City Walls Audio Trail”  is then = Guide ID Number 80.

“York’s City Walls Audio Trail” is based on the Walls Trail information and pages on the Friends of York Walls website, and the book “A Walking Guide to York’s City Walls” by Simon Mattam, produced for the Friends of York Walls.

In the Guide.AI app & Guide ID.80  the “York’s City Walls Audio Trail” is divided into sections, as indicated by the “Map Points”, and a “List View”, on a detailed map of York, and GPS links. This audio guide starts at Exhibition Square, by Bootham Bar, and is designed to help you enjoy a circular walk, with descriptions, and “Map Point” numbers, going clockwise.  However, The Walls can be walked in either direction. You can also select particular bits of The Walls to walk on, as there are about a dozen places where you can access the wall-walk. These are indicated by a Dark Red “title banner” on the apps “Map Point” images. This audio guide gives you an introduction to each section, with more details available on the Friends of York Walls website at

To find out more use the QR code below:

It’s so easy. The Guide.AI app is free, and the York’s City Walls Audio Trail only costs £1.99 !    For this you get 27 map points, over 100 mins of audio & the full text.

Our Guide.ID is No. 80  –   Search for it on the app.

Install the free Guide.AI App, and register as a user. Then find audio Guide Number 80.  If you have difficulty finding the “York’s City Walls Audio Trail” scroll through the available guides OR use the GPS search facility (top RH corner icon) to open the UK map and “Zoom In” on the YORK map pin.

There is a small one-off charge of £1.99 to download the “York’s City Walls Audio Trail” file. However, for this modest sum you get detailed information covering 27 map and GPS points, around York’s City Walls, and over 100 minutes of audio, with its supporting on screen text. In addition, 40% (80p) of your one-off payment is returned to The Friends of York Walls, and will be used to support FOYW’s Aims and Objectives  (the rest of the cost covers web hosting, and App provider fees).

The “York’s City Walls Audio Trail”  is initially released in English, but other languages may be added, if there is sufficient demand. Once the initial download fee of £1.99 has been paid any updates to the app and the Walls Guide will be available to download without further payment. website link  – Get the APP   HERE website link  to Apple version of the APP      HERE website link  to Android version of the APP   HERE

SAMPLE AUDIO of  Map Pin 1 – “INTRODUCTION”  is available   HERE

Full TEXT and Map Point information is available as a PDF file     HERE

This Audio Guide is Copyright to The Friends of York Walls and  No copying or commercial use of the text or audio is allowed.

Some user reviews have said =

“Good guide to walking York’s historic walls.”

“This has been a fantastic guide round this amazing place. It’s given us loads of information we wouldn’t have taken in had it just been there to read. Very well put together and I look forward to looking out others to listen too.”

“Excellent guide for a self guided walk around York’s City Walls. Lots of interesting facts and information.”

“Fabulous way to spend a morning. loved it. Informative and easy to use. Listened to commentary using headphones and walked the whole circuit. can recommend.”


RETURN to FOYW Web Site  –  Walls Trail HOME Page

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“York’s City Walls Audio Guide” was complied and constructed for the Friends of York Walls by Alan Fleming, with help from Simon Mattam..

Published 22nd November  ISSUE 1    AF
Updated   22nd August 2023                 AF

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