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Barton Far Ings to Four Quarries walking route

Barton Far Ings to Four Quarries walking route


3.4, 3.5 or 4 miles

Start Ness End Old Visitors Centre on Far Ings Road, Barton (permission is needed for group parking via walks coordinator). There is a small car park for about 8 cars beyond the currently potholed end of Far Ings Road.

1.    Cross Far Ings road diagonally right to a path, cross the footbridge over the drain, following the path between the two lakes.


2.  Approaching some trees which surround the Blow Wells, bear right over a footbridge and along a good path skirting the Blow Wells, then bearing right and passing 3 lakes on the right.


3.    The path emerges into a wide lane, bear left and follow the lane to South Cliff Farm. Here the lane ends at a gate leading into Barton Cliff Quarry – no right of way.


4.    Signs indicate the way along a narrower path, bending right past farm buildings, down across a footbridge over a dyke, then diagonally left up onto the new flood bank of the Chowder Ness inlet.


5.    Continue past the information board along the Humber Bank to a headland where the path swings left.


6.    The true course of the Viking Way turns right here down some steps onto a pebbly beach. We bear left uphill along a wide track, which merges into a quarry road at a bend. We keep to the right uphill, Leggotts Quarry initially below left. This quarry road bears right to the last quarry – now used as a police firing range.


7.    This is our destination (a fine viewpoint). Retrace steps to point eight (point three on our outward route).


8.  a) For the 3.4-mile walk retrace steps three, two and one.

      b) For longer walks continue along the wide land next to the end of Far Ings Road


9.   a) For the 3.5 mile walk turn right and walk along Far Ings Road

      b) For the four mile walk continue ahead to the car park at the riverbank.


10.  Bear right through the kissing gate along the flood bank.


11.  Some steps or a downward curving ramp lead to Ness Farm track, a wide track between hedges. At the end turn right through a gate to the car park.


The walk starts in a nature reserve along good paths between points one and three. A rough lane rises slightly to point four.

A narrow path drops slightly down round the farm and then up onto the wide flood bank. Again a good lane rises more steeply, levelling out to point seven. From point eight all routes are good.


Allow one-and-a-half to two-and-a-half hours depending on the chosen ending.

Refreshments Water’s Edge visitor centre café on Maltkiln Lane. There is also a wide selection of pubs, cafes and take away facilities in Barton.
Maps O.S. Explorer 281 Ancholme Valley.
Toilets At the Old Visitor Centre (Ness End Farm) car park

You can download a PDF version of the route below: