Walking the River Hull

I have set myself a challenge for 2017, which involves walking the length of the River Hull in small half-day stages at a leisurely pace. I will be blogging about this in the Wild at Hull blog, but I have put here the links to each of the stages posts. I will also be doing km square bird lists with breeding evidence and adding this to BirdTrack and sending other records to iRecord. Some km square are not covered at all (mostly because they are quite remote and not at nature reserves or near villages).

Stage 1. Mouth of the Hull: The Deep to Air Street. TA1028, TA1029, TA1030, TA0930. 14th January 2017. 3.77 km (each way).

Stage 2. Air Street to Sutton Bridge (via Stoneferry Bridge and Oak Rd Lake and Playing fields (TA0930, TA1031,TA0931,TA0932,TA0832). 4.27 km (each way).

Stage 3. Sutton Bridge to Kingswood: TA0833, TA0834. 2.55 km (each way).

Stage 4. Kingswood to Wawne: TA0834, TA0734, TA0735, TA0835, TA0836. 8th March. 4.49 (each way)

Stage 5. Thearne. TA0736, TA0737, TA0637. 11th March. 4.72 (circular).

Stage 6. Figham Common. TA0638, TA0639. 25th March. 5 km (circular)

Stage 7. Weel and Grovehill. TA0539. April 9th. 1.3 km (each way)

Stage 8. Swinemoor: TA0540, TA0541. April 23rd. 3.86 km (circular).

Stage 9. Tickton to Leven Canal (with Pulfin Bog and High Eske): TA0542,TA0543, TA0544. 8th May. ca. 4.00 km (each way).

Stage 10. Leven Canal to Baswick Landing: TA04M,TA04T 22nd May. 4.22 km (each way).

Stage 11. Baswick Landing to Hempholme Lock: TA0747, TA0748, TA0749. 7th June. 4.79 km (one way).

Stage 12. The straightened Hull New Cut to Emmotland: TA0750, TA0751, TA0851, 12th June. 5 km (circular).

Stage 13. Brigham and North Frodingham Beck TA05R. 3rd September (3.7 km one way).

Stage 14. Skerne Wetlands. TA05S July. 2.23 km round trip. 20th September.

Stage 15.  Snakeholm Pastures and Wansford. TA05S. 5.81 km round trip. 9th October.

Stage 16. Wansford to Whinhill Farm: TA05T. 4 km each way. 23rd October.

Stage 17. Whinhill Farm to River Head and Bells Mills. TA05N-TA05I. 20th November. About 4.0 km round trip.

Stage 18. The Headwaters. Elsmwell Beck (SE 998581) SE95Z. No public access.


tim hutchinson said...

I am finding it very hard to find a footpath from Driffield to Wansford and wondered if you'd located one?
From Driffield there is a footpath on the canal's west bank but this only goes as far as the first lock at Whin Hill which then means road-walking to Wansford.
Alternatively, the map shows a footpath from Wansford which runs north through Snakeholm Pastures but appears to run out before Driffield.
I planned to walk the full length of the river (Driffield to the Humber) throughout 2018, but can't get started!
Hoping you can point me in the right direction,

Africa Gómez said...

Hi Tim,
Thank you for your comment, and great you are planning to walk the river in 2018. I think you are right, but I haven't walked that stretch yet (watch this space). I agree with you that walking on the road is not very nice, and it is a very narrow section of road with little space for walkers so dangerous too. My plan is to walk the section from Wansford on the right side of the river to Whinhill and back and then the section from Driffield to Whinhill by the canal path, but once I've tried I will report on my next post.