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Goole and Howdenshire Area Walks

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C11 - A Stroll from Blacktoft
Summary
Walk Name
A Stroll From Blacktoft
Ref
C11
Take a delightful stroll from the remote riverside village of Blacktoft to Faxfleet, the point where the Ouse meets the Trent to form the Humber.
Details
Circular Walk
No
Grade
Easy
Walk Type
  • Easy Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
291
Car Parking Facility
Roadside parking near Blacktoft church (please park responsibly and courteously)
Refreshments
None
Public Conveniences
St. Helen's Square in Howden (Check opening times before setting off)
Distance
Distance (Miles)
4
Distance (Kilometres)
6
Description
  • This is an interesting stroll from a remote village alongside a busy waterway, rich in birdlife.  Explore it at your leisure and at the end of the walk why not visit the local inn?  If you want to lengthen the walk, carry on along the bank to the Market Weighton Canal or to the village of Broomfleet.
  • As you stroll along the bank of the Ouse to reach Faxfleet.you pass some attractive ponds.  You can see all kinds of ship on the river and the Humber Wild Fowl Refuge to the east is home to wildfowl.  The area of land on the other side of the river is Blacktoft Sands Nature Reserve.
  • You are advised to confirm opening times and availability of pubs, shops and public toilets before setting off in case of recent changes.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Blacktoft church (DN14 7YW)
End Point
Faxfleet ( DN14 7YR)
Towns & Villages
Blacktoft and Faxfleet
ParishBlacktoft
Start Easting
483,744.00
Start Northing
424,226.00
End Easting
486,568.00
End Northing
424,315.00
Further Information
Features of Interest
• The new jetty at Blacktoft replaced an older, wooden version.  It was built for ships to moor at if they could not make the journey from Hull to Goole or Selby on high tide, or if weather conditions were bad.  Blacktoft was described by a Customs man in 1888 as a "place where grave mischief may break out at any time".   In the remote yet friendly inn, the "Hope and Anchor", local smuggling tales are often told by foreign seamen whose ships are "tied-up" at the jetty.  
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
• is relatively flat. 
• contains a mixture of stiles and gates. 
Additional Information
• When you reach the end of the route, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.