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Hessle

East Riding of Yorkshire


Slow Ways linking Hessle and Barton-upon-Humber, Brough (East Riding), Cottingham, Hull, South Cave

England / East Riding of Yorkshire / Hessle

Hessle’s five Slow Ways are 70% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 5/5
verified: 2/5
and surveyed: 2/5

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Slow Way Route To do
Brough (East Riding)—Hessle
Brohes one

Enjoy me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 61m Descent 63m
Hessle—Barton-upon-Humber
Hesbar one

Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 50m Descent 48m
Hessle—Cottingham
Hescot one Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 25m Descent 28m
Hessle—Hull
Heshul one

Enjoy me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 78m Descent 73m
South Cave—Hessle
Souhes one Pioneer me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 378m Descent 357m
South Cave—Hessle
Souhes two Review me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 392m Descent 371m

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Collective progress

63% of Hessle’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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5/6

reviewed

2/6

surveyed

2/6

verified

12 people have contributed to Hessle’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Hessle

54km out of 72km have been walked and reviewed

188km of reviews have been shared in Hessle

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An important note for anyone considering this route: be aware of the tide times. The route is easy to follow if the tide is low, as it's a single path along the riverbank. High Tide Diversion: If the tide is high, there's a significant detour via the Yorkshire Wolds Way through Long Plantation woodlands! Ferriby Foreshore at Low Tide: This section is beautiful at low tide, but requires walking on the beach and large stones to continue the path. High Tide Route: The high tide route through the woods is poorly signposted at the end....

ANISA SALEH

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I found walking near the A63 particularly difficult, and if you are walking with people who may find loud noises or alot of vibrations difficult, I wouldn’t recommend it....

Nate Frost

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I did spot on this walk there was a distance between places to sit, which meant that a long walk felt at times alot longer as there weren’t options for respite at different points....

Nate Frost

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If you are walking at high tide, you will have to make a major diversion and use the Yorkshire Wolds Way High Tide path, which is a very nice walk heading north away from the river through Long Plantation woodlands, but it adds time and distance to the route and brings you to a portion of road walking to get back to the river route at North Ferriby Riding for the Disabled stables....

Monika

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As the land between the A63 and the river widens, the path slowly peels away from the road and towards the river, finally taking a sharp right onto hardcore walkway which then huggs the river all the way into Hull. On a nice day this was a pleasant part to walk, with people fishing from the high river wall....

Monika

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Scary sections walking by the A63 - feels unsafe as at times there is only a wooden barrier between you and the cars wheezing past....

Lora

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There is a high tide route via the woods and back into Ferriby....

Lora

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ANISA SALEH took this photo on Heshul one

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Much of the walk is along the river with views of the Humber bridge....

ANISA SALEH

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Jhmedland surveyed Heshul one

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Jhmedland took this photo on Heshul one

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The wall end is the western most part of the former William Wright Dock now filled in and derelict. Cross the old dock gates by the Bullnose which has a memorial to the fishermen who left the dock never to return. The path passes to the south of Albert Dock which is operational for ship repairs and general cargo. Several flights of steps down will lead you to Albert Dock Lock gates. If you want to visit the Pubs & Eateries on the east side of the Humber Dock cross the dock by the lock gates and head north....

Jhmedland

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Latterly a Lockheed F35, as used on the Royal Navy’s latest aircraft carrier, was delivered to the factory by barge on the Humber for testing and assessment. Near the Humber Bridge is the Humber Country Park, the site of a chalk quarry used for stone and whiting - crushed chalk- for painting and cement manufacture in Hull....

Jmedland

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On leaving Brough Station heading south to the River Humber, turn eastwards and follow the bank along the flood defence wall past the Humber Enterprise Park. However if you have anything larger than a solo bike or lightweight pushchair which you are able to carry along with any small passengers, you should turn northwards and follow the Transpennine Trail (TPT) to rejoin the Slow Ways route east of North Ferriby. If you are going to follow the Slow Ways Humber bank route - it is best if you have stout boots with gaiters or ‘Wellies’. As you approach the west of North Ferriby the Slow Ways route appears to turn into the river! The grassy path improves considerably and after the small pond, the TPT route rejoins the Slow Ways route. The route continues along the road by the flood defences and under the Humber Bridge....

Jhmedland

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Even walking the route in June after over a month with no rain, and with the tide low, it was very muddy and slippery meaning I had to scramble through the flood defence boulders rather than walk along the beach....

Zara Connor

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A really nice route along the Humber Estuary, however the path near North Ferriby is dependent on the tidal conditions - even when the tide is out, is can be very muddy. The only diversion from this is quite far in land (although through very pleasant woods for a section)....

Jack Cornish

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Achieves a traffic free route into a city centre (barring a few roads that allow safe crossing), so you should expect a few bits aren’t the most scenic or serene....

Aldusd

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There are cafes on the South bank of the Humber and a country park area on the North bank....

Kathy B

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This route is off road but the section along side the dual carriage way was unpleasant and overgrown with nettles. As you get into Hull it improves as you get away from the road. You go past several derelict dockside buildings....

Kathy B

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If you want to avoid these steps start and end your walk at St Andrew's Quay retail park. Once you have passed St Andrews Quay retail park the path continues until the entire Humber Bridge is in view and the path takes a right turn. Hull City Centre is well supplied with shops and retail, including a large Tesco Extra directly opposite the train station in the St John's Centre. You have to walk a little bit into Hessle town centre from the train station but there are newsagents and a number of small bars and restaurants there....

acorntea

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Humber Bridge is currently closed to pedestrians and cyclists (from April 2021). See https://www.humberbridge.co.uk/ for details....

Kathy B

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Pleasantly surprised as there was much more green space walking in an urban area than I thought there would be. It is difficult to follow without a GPX track on a GPS with a background of street mapping - I used the standard option on OS mapping app. The route follows cycle route 1 at the start although there are 2 deviations: 1) right at the start using Southgate rather than South Lane and 2) coming upto Boothferry Road it deviates to the East slightly....

Apache

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Brough (East Riding)—Hessle

Slow Ways added Brohes one, a new walk from Brough (East Riding) to Hessle

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Hessle—Barton-upon-Humber

Slow Ways added Hesbar one, a new walk from Hessle to Barton-upon-Humber

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Hessle—Cottingham

Slow Ways added Hescot one, a new walk from Hessle to Cottingham

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Hessle—Hull

Slow Ways added Heshul one, a new walk from Hessle to Hull

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South Cave—Hessle

Slow Ways added Souhes one, a new walk from South Cave to Hessle

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South Cave—Hessle

Slow Ways added Souhes two, a new walk from South Cave to Hessle

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Hessle, Mon 27 May

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Hessle’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TA0294825709

Lat / Lon

53.71767° / -0.44147°

Easting / Northing

502,948E / 425,709N

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