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C16 - Brough - Ferriby - Welton
Summary
Walk Name
Brough - Ferriby - Welton
Ref
C16
Visit a woodland, stroll along riverside paths and climb some gentle slopes on this circular route.
Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Moderate
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
293
Car Parking Facility
Brough Haven and Ferriby Foreshore
Refreshments
Pubs and shops in Brough, Ferriby and Welton
Public Conveniences
Various sites in Hessle
Distance
Distance (Miles)
8.9
Distance (Kilometres)
14
Lengthened Distance (Miles)
12
Shortened Distance (Miles)
3
Description
  • As you walk along the foreshore you pass the British Aerospace works which were formerly the Blackburn Aircraft Factory.  This firm established a base at Brough for testing seaplanes and you can still see the old slip-way. 
  • From Ferriby to Welton you follow part of the Wolds Way, a long distance path from the Humber Bridge to Filey.  You obtain good views from the path at Bow Road.  The quarry on the right is said to have the largest quarry face in the country.
  • The outer route shown on the map lasts for 9 miles (14 kilometres).  You can create short walks lasting for anywhere between 2½ and 7 miles by using the 'shortcuts' shown on the map.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Brough, Ferriby or Welton
End Point
Brough, Ferriby or Welton
Towns & Villages
Brough, Ferriby, Melton, Swanland and Welton
ParishElloughton-cum-Brough
Start Easting
493,614.00
Start Northing
426,242.00
End Easting
493,614.00
End Northing
426,242.00
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  The Romans used the Humber as a naval base and established a fort at Brough, which in time grew into the town of 'Petuaria'.  It stands on the line of Ermine Street, the Roman road from Lincoln to York.  They say that Dick Turpin lodged for a time at the Ferry Inn. 
 
-  The river Humber drains one fifth of England and not only separates two counties, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, but previously separated two kingdoms, Mercia and Northumbria.  The two banks are now joined by the Humber Bridge, one of the longest single-span suspension bridges in the world which can be seen downriver. 
 
-  At Ferriby, Europe's oldest plank boats were excavated in 1946.  Carbon dating put their ages in the late Bronze Age. 
 
-  Welton is a very attractive village and the highwayman Dick Turpin is reputed to have been caught at the local pub, The Green Dragon. 
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
 
-  contains some gentle and some steep climbs. 
 
-  contains kissing gates and hand gates. 
 
-  crosses at least one road. 
 
-  You can reach all three villages on public transport.  Ferriby and Brough have railway stations.