The port town of Goole in the East Riding of Yorkshire is the location for a lovely walk mainly on the flat, with tons of history and industrial heritage. Find out just why Andrew calls it his Three Bridge walk...
7 miles (11.3km)
|6 ft (19m)|
Level of difficulty
|Well defined paths & street walking - some boggy sections near rivers. |
2 kissing gates
|Grid SE 74432 23749|
|Car parks in Goole|
|Railway - Goole Station|
|In Goole town|
If you've arrived in Goole by train, exit the railway station and cross the road directly in front of you.
If you've arrived by car, make your way first to the railway station.
Walk down the pedestrianised Boothferry Road to the end to meet a roundabout with 5 roads intersecting (6 if you include the pededtrianised one you are on).
Cross over two roads - it doesn't matter which way around the roundabout - and walk down North Street.
As the road turns to the left, it becomes Hook Road, and soon there's a opening on the right to access the footpath which runs alongside the River Ouse
Take the opening and turn left to leave North Street behind you and the river on your right.
Keep on the footpath as it goes past a park, the backs of some houses and a cemetary.
The first of the Three Bridges on the walk will now be in view - the Railway Swing Bridge. Continue under the bridge and keep on the footpath.
The houses now on the left are the village of Hook. Continue to follow the path as it turns left around the top bit of Hook. The nature reserve of Howden Dyke Island will now be ahead in the middle of the river.
With the island behind, the second of the Three Bridges will be ahead - the viaduct carrying the M62 motorway over the Ouse. Carry on and walking underneath this massive bridge.
It's not far until the third of the Three Bridges - Boothferry Bridge - which is the only one we don't walk underneath, but instead take care crossing the A614 road.
Once on the other side of the road, the footpath can become quite boggy - so take care here.
Follow the footpath around the headland as it turns to the left and now the river on the right is the River Aire.
Go through several stiles and the next village is Airmyn, with its impressive clock tower.
Half way through Airmyn, take the footpath which branches away to the left, leaving the river behind.
Follow this path as it threads its way through buildings, and when the path splits in the middle of fields, take the left fork.
The path turns sharply to the left to follow alongside the M62, before arriving at the A614.
Turn right here and follow the A614 over the M62 and back towards the traffic lights on the junction with Rawcliffe Road and Lansdown Road on the outskirts of Goole.
- At the traffic lights, turn left and walk the length of Boothferry Road, under the underpass beneath the railway and turn left to the railway station.
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