Saturday 21 April 2012: Hessle to South Cave
Wolds Way: section 1

13 miles
South Cave … Map of meeting point
Hessle Foreshore … Map of start point
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This first section of the Wolds Way, which celebrates its 30th birthday this year, starts at Hessle Foreshore on the banks of the Humber. Passing under the Humber Bridge, we follow the riverbank for 3 miles to North Ferriby, then turn inland on a wooded footpath to cross the A63 (on a bridge, thankfully!) and past Melton Bottom quarry. We then descend on a road into the pretty village of Welton then follow the valley up Welton Dale and across farmland and quiet lanes towards Brantingham and its picturesque red-roofed church. Some steep wooded paths through Woo Dale take us back to South Cave, and the pub!

Transport and travel

If you are coming by car, meet at South Cave at the bus stop by the post office (postcode HU15 2BP). There is a small car park on Church Street, or on-street parking on the main street. We will be getting the 155 bus at 10.20, so you will need to be ready to go by then, the bus won't wait! We then have a ½ mile walk from the bus stop to the start of the walk at Hessle Foreshore.

If you are coming by public transport, make your way to Hessle Foreshore by 11.00. You can get a train from Hull at 10.18 or from York at 8.43 (change at Brough), and then a ½ mile walk. There are also frequent buses between Hull and Hessle Square, which is a 1 mile walk.

After the walk there is a bus from South Cave back to Hull at 16.39 (change at Brough for a train back to York). If we don't make it back in time for the bus, or if you want to join us in the pub, there will be plenty of people with cars who can give you a lift to Brough for a later train home.

Start of the walk Wolds Way marker Humber Bridge Hessle Mill Banks of the Humber Wooded path Lake in Welton Dale Welton Dale Footpath

Photos taken from Geograph. Click on the picture for a full-sized version and the copyright notice