York boasts an abundance of natural beauty. Mt Brown lookout provides panoramic views and directions to surrounding landmarks and towns as depicted on the historic Brass Sun dial. Views across the township of York take in Church Steeples and Pitched Roofs with Mt Bakewell as the backdrop. The Avon River below dividing the Shire East to West, its crossing today made easy by the two main bridges, are a far cry from the early years when the town remained divided by flood waters for months at a time. A Suspension bridge provides as it did decades ago pedestrian access, and overlooks the site of the Mongers Bridge, the old Blacksmiths yards and Brick Works.