What is the pollen count in York today?
Finding out the local pollen levels in York is easy. Simply enter your postcode above to use Your Pollen Pal and find out which areas in the city are most likely to impact
your hay fever symptoms.
Pollen forecast for York
You can check the pollen forecast in York for the coming days ahead. This is useful if you’re planning a trip across the city. Whether it’s a walk in Rowntree Park, or a visit to one of the city’s many famous landmarks – don’t let your allergies spoil the fun.
Pollen hotspots in York
The pollen count in York can be high due to the different types of trees, grass and pollen across the city. The usual suspects are oak, beech, and birch. You can find these across the city’s many parks and green areas, such as the beautiful Museum Gardens.
The peak time for high pollen levels in York is in August. Things usually tend to decline a little after this – although sometimes peak levels can last longer. Keep in mind, if you’re wanting to visit parks and woodlands in the autumn, weed pollen could still be active.
There are a few places to look out for if you’re in York and have allergies:
- • Knavesmire. The park is full of oaks, ash, beech and silver birch trees. These all usually have high pollen counts.
- • Walmgate Stray. This large park contains a plethora of
different pollen species in the grass and weeds there.
- • Hob Moor. A popular jogging and cycling hotspot, its densely populated silver birch and London Plane trees are notorious for this, as well as the stinging nettle, perennial ryegrass, plantain and knapweed.
- • Breezy Knees Garden. Open between May 1st and September 30th, the garden hosts more than 6000 types of flower, herbage and shrubs – making it a real beacon for onsetting hay fever.
- • York Museum Gardens. The beautiful botanical gardens are home to oak, ash and beech trees, with the grassy areas also having high pollen levels.
Hayfever friendly activities in York
If you’re looking for areas in York with a low pollen count, this charming city has a variety of different spots and activities to explore. It’s an ideal place to visit if you’re wanting to avoid triggering your hay fever
allergy symptoms thanks to its exquisite architecture and plenty of indoor areas to visit.
Below is a list of hay fever-friendly spots to take a look at on your trip to one of England’s oldest cities:
- • York Minster. An awe-inspiring architectural structure, and also the largest of its kind in Northern Europe.
- • Castle Museum. A former debtor’s prison, the museum houses relics from the past few centuries.
- • York’s Chocolate Story. Spoil yourself with a chocolate story, an insightful treat for those with a sweet tooth.
- • York Dungeon. A fascinating look into the underbelly of the city, from mock executions to plagues, this place has it all.
- • York Boat Tours. Enjoy a cruise along the river to embrace great views of the city from the waterfront.
- • The Shambles. Narrow winding historic streets packed with quirky shops and cafes, dating back to the 1400s.
Kimberly-Clark are not affiliated with any of the places or activities recommended on this site.