River Ouse


East Yorkshire

Route: Yokefleet to Faxfleet

Area: East Yorkshire

Date of walk: 27th May 2013

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 8.6 miles

Ascent: 300 feet

The contrast between this walk and my last one up Kirk Fell, as far as the terrain is concerned, could hardly be greater. The scenery here is completely flat, and reminiscent of Holland

We started in the remote and peaceful village of Yokefleet and joined the Trans Pennine Trail which runs along the north bank of the River Ouse. Most of the trail is along an embankment which forms a flood defence

After stopping for refreshments at the Hope and Anchor in Blacktoft, we carried on along the riverside to Faxfleet, the point at which the Rivers Ouse and Trent flow together to form the Humber

The area is a paradise for birdwatchers – the RSPB reserve at Blacktoft Sands is on the opposite bank

After reaching Faxfleet we returned to Yokefleet along deserted country lanes. We’d thoroughly enjoyed our walk in this remote part of East Yorkshire

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