Map and directions

The Ron Cooke Hub is in the Heslington East area of the University of York campus.

Hes East map gif for directions page 

The Hub is easily accessible by public transport (a taxi pick-up point and the bus stop are both located next to the building).

Please note the change in the access routes to the Heslington East campus

Directions from the A64

Follow the outer ring road (A64 on the south and east sides of the city, A1237 around the north and west) to the junction with the Hull/Bridlington roads (A1079/A166). Turn off at the exit marked University and follow the signs towards the city centre and the Grimston Bar park and ride. Turn left towards the Park and Ride and go straight across the roundabout to enter the Heslington East. You will see the Sports Village on your left. Cross the next roundabout and take a ticket at the barriers. The car parks are further along this road on the left and right hand side. 

Directions from Heslington West

Follow University Road towards Heslington Hall. Turn left at the roundabout, onto Field Lane, and follow the road past St Paul's Church, going straight ahead at the traffic lights. Turn left (straight on) at the next roundabout (nb you cannot access Heslington East from this roundabout) and then right by the BP garage. Go through the set of traffic lights by B&Q and then turn right, signposted to the Sports Village and the Park and Ride. Go straight across the roundabout to enter the Heslington East campus. Go past the Sports Village, on your left hand side, cross the next roundabout and take a ticket at the barriers. The car parks are further along this road. 


As the Heslington East campus has only recently been completed the building addresses may not show up on SatNavs. If you use the postcode YO19 5LA you will be directed to the Grimston Bar park and ride. The campus is accesible via a route past the park and ride site.


Parking on Heslington East is provided at Field Lane and Kimberlow lane car parks. Access to the car park is controlled by barriers and is run on a ticketing system. Take a ticket to enter the car park area. Payment is made on exit.

Short stay parking of up to 45 minutes is free. Parking is also free from 1800 until 0800 and at weekends. Longer stays are charged £1 for every hour. 

The pay & display machines accept notes, cash and credit/debit cards.


Visitors to Heslington East should board the number 44 Unibus at the railway station, which travels to Heslington East via University Road. The Unibus runs approximately every 10-15 minutes from Monday to Saturday and every 20 minutes on a Sunday.

The timetable for the number 44 timetable can be downloaded from the Yorkbus website.

The Unibus provides a free shuttle service from any bus stop on University Road to the Heslington East campus.

On foot

Heslington East is half a mile (800m) from Heslington Hall along the shared walking/cycle route to Field Lane. This route takes around 12 minutes to walk.