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Humber Bridge Country Park 2
Summary
Walk Name
Humber Bridge Country Park 2
Ref
C45
Enjoy a pleasant walk through the meadows of the Humber Bridge Country Park.
Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Easy
Walk Type
  • Easy Walks
  • Nature Trail and Country Park Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
293
Car Parking Facility
Car parks at Hessle Foreshore and the Humber Bridge
Refreshments
Country Park Inn at Hessle
Public Conveniences
Hessle Foreshore
Distance
Distance (Miles)
1
Distance (Kilometres)
1.6
Description
  • Your short walk through the meadows of the Country Park begins at the Black Mill on Hessle Foreshore.  After entering the Country Park via the main gate, follow the path through into Little Switzerland amongst the trees.  Turn left, cross the wooden boardwalk and continue until you see a large meadow on your left which stretches back to the railway line.
  • The wild flower meadow contains many different flowers and grasses that are very important for wildlife.  If you leave the paths here to explore the meadow you may notice a plant which looks like a spring onion.  A locally rare plant, this crow garlic is not often found growing so far north.  If you like garlic rub one of its dark green spiky leaves to reveal its strong smell.
  • Turn left and follow the path running down the other side of the meadow.  The path turns to the right and emerges at the back of the next meadow.  This long grass is home to wood mice and bank voles which are tasty morsels for predators like kestrels, owls and weasels. 
  • Further along the path where the grass is much shorter turn right onto the path leading across the meadow.  Even though the grass is mowed more regularly here, you will find islands of small hawthorn trees, wild rose and brambles with borders of long grass.  These provide useful shelter for birds and mammals, plus berries for autumnal feasts.
  • At the crossroads you may turn left to visit the bird feeding station (see 'Features of Interest' below).
  • Turn back along the path and continue straight over the crossroads and through the meadow into the woodland.  From here the path returns to the Black Mill and passes back to your starting point through Little Switzerland.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Hessle Foreshore
End Point
Hessle Foreshore
Towns & Villages
Hessle, North Ferriby and Swanland
ParishHessle
Start Easting
502,232.00
Start Northing
425,392.00
End Easting
502,232.00
End Northing
425,392.00
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  The Humber Bridge Country Park was 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 meadow is an excellent place to see some of the 22 species of butterflies found in the Country Park throughout the year.  Can you spot the meadow brown, gatekeeper, comma or small copper?  Peacock, red admiral and painted lady butterflies can literally cover the buddliea bushes in August. 
 
-  The bird tables are visited in winter by all sorts of garden birds including great tits, blue tits, coal tits, wrens, chaffinches, dunnocks, thrushes, greenfinches, greater spotted woodpeckers and, of course, robins.  If you would like to feed the birds please place food on the tables to discourage opportunist rats. 
Accessibility Information
This route:-   
 
-  is relatively flat. 
 
-  does not contain barriers. 
 
-  contains rest places at regular intervals.