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Beverley Area Walks

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C60 - Riverside Walk, North Ferriby Flying without wings
Summary
Walk Name
Tightropes over the Humber
Ref
C83
Go "flying without wings" over the Humber and enjoy the long views from the walkways on the Humber Bridge. 
Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Moderate
Walk Type
  • Easy Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
293 & 281
Car Parking Facility
Humber Bridge car park, off A1105, Ferriby Road, Hessle
Refreshments
Cafe/shop in the car park, shops and pubs in Hessle
Public Conveniences
Humber Bridge car park, off A1105, Ferriby Road, Hessle
Distance
Distance (Miles)
4
Distance (Kilometres)
6
Description
  • You won't lose yourself on this walk, but there may be flights of fancy.
  • From the car park you will find a tarmac path in the southern corner.  This will lead you to a ramp which climbs up to the level of the bridge deck.
  • Head along the western walkway (shared with cyclists) and soar over the estuary and take in the upriver views of the Yorkshire Wolds and North Lincolnshire.
  • At the southern end, pass over Far Ings Road, Barton on Humber, to the ramp leading down to the road.
  • Cross beneath the bridge and take the up-ramp on the other side.  This will lead you onto the eastern walkway, also shared with cyclists, with its views downriver past Hull and Holderness, and over the North Lincolnshire landscape.
  • On arrival back over Hessle, follow the curving path to the right and return to the car park.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Humber Bridge car park, off A1105, Ferriby Road, Hessle
End Point
Humber Bridge car park, off A1105, Ferriby Road, Hessle
Towns & Villages
Hessle, and Barton on Humber if you wish to extend the walk
ParishHessle
Start Easting
502198.54
Start Northing
425837.53
End Easting
502198.54
End Northing
425837.53
Further Information
Features of Interest
See how many landmarks you can identify from your lofty vantage point. 
 
Some facts - 
The Humber Bridge spans the River Humber, uniting the historic counties of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.  It took 9 years to build and was officially opened by the Queen on 17th July 1981, superseding the old ferries which were the only means of crossing the estuary east of Boothferry, near Goole. 
 
The suspension bridge's main span is 1,410 metres which, together with the Hessle and Barton side spans, makes a total length between anchorages of 2,220 or almost 1.4 miles.  Clearance above water level is 30m or almost 100 ft.  The structure contains in total 480,000 tonnes of concrete and 71,000 km (over 44,000 miles) of wire.
Accessibility Information
This route contains gentle slopes. 
There are no barriers and the route is open to motorised wheelchairs and pushchairs. 
You will share the walkways with cyclists.
Additional Information
A public footpath leads from the bridge car park down a long flight of steps, into the Humber Bridge Country Park.  For more about the park see Walks No. 44 & 45. 
 
For those who may wish to extend the walk, North Lincolnshire Council's Barton Waterside area and Water Edge Country Park, with its visitor centre, are only a further half mile (1 km) from the southern bridge access.  See the bottom right-hand corner of the map to follow Far Ings Road and Waterside Road to a footbridge across Barton Haven.