The Rivers Foss and Ouse unite in this ancient, walled city of York in the north of England. The fertile flatlands region of the Vale of York is where the city has been developed since the Roman Era.
Maps of York
Maps of York reveal its outer boundaries as well as its downtown area and motorways. The rivers are visible as well. Those who visit and stay in York should have a map of the city with them so that they can find locations and consult it as needed. Even travellers on guided tours should keep maps of their own whilst touring.
Geographical Features of York’s Landscape
North York Moors – The region has the largest spread of heather moorland in all of the British Isles. The North York Moors have been designated as a national park area.
Pennines – Running down the centre of England’s northland, the low Pennines Mountain Range edges the Vale of York. Cross Fell has the Pennines highest elevation at over 890 kilometres.
Rivers – The Rivers Foss and Ouse have meadows and floodplains around them. They join together in the city of York.
The Vale of York – The flat river plain on which the city of York sits is the Vale of York. This region is fertile and excellent for agriculture.
Yorkshire Wolds – These hills border the Vale of York’s north-eastern side. Steep cliffs drop to the valley’s floor. Bishop Wilton Wold is the tallest of these cliffs at over 240 metres.