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Northern Holderness Area Walks

The table below contains information on all walks centred in the northern holderness area. Click on any walk's name or reference code to see more details on the walk, including photos and a route map.

 

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E9 - Hull to Hornsea
Summary
Walk Name
Hull to Hornsea
Ref
E9
Experience the city, the countryside and the seaside on this varied route along a former railway line.
Details
Circular Walk
No
Grade
Challenging
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
Various
Car Parking Facility
Roadside parking in Hull
Refreshments
Pubs and shops in Ellerby, Hornsea, Hull and Sutton
Public Conveniences
Various sites in Hornsea
Distance
Distance (Miles)
26
Distance (Kilometres)
42
Description
  • The first part of your route from Hull is along the filled-in Foredyke Stream.  The rest of your walk is along the track bed to Hornsea.
  • Please use the map to make your way along the railway line.
  • Built in 1864 at the instigation of a Hornsea resident, Joseph Wade, the line runs across some very attractive if not spectacular countryside.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Hull
End Point
Hornsea
Towns & Villages
Coniston, Ganstead, Goxhill, Hatfield, Hornsea, Hull, New Ellerby and Southorpe
ParishHull
Start Easting
510,673.00
Start Northing
430,447.00
End Easting
520,843.00
End Northing
447,726.00
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  Trees have been planted at several station areas, and a cycle track now exists. 
 
-  Two sections of the rail trail, the old Sigglesthorne Station site and Goxhill to Southorpe, were designated a Local Nature Reserve in spring 2002.  This demonstrates East Riding of Yorkshire Council's commitment to nature conservation and countryside access for all.   
 
-  The last train ran in 1964, since which time the line has been colonised by all manner of wild plants and wildlife. 
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
 
-  contains some gentle slopes. 
 
-  contains gates which can be passed through in a motorised wheelchair or with a pushchair. 
 
-  crosses at least one road. 
Additional Information
-  A car park and picnic area has been built at Skirlaugh on the A165 road, and is an ideal start for a short stroll. 
 
-  Refreshments can be obtained in several of the villages on the route.   
 
-  Please respect the wildlife habitats.  As always, take only photographs and leave only footprints. 
 
-  When you reach the end of the route, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.