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Ferriby Sluice to Horkstow Bridge walking route

Ferriby Sluice to Horkstow Bridge walking route


2.6 miles


At the public car park opposite the Hope and Anchor pub at Ferriby sluice on the A1077 Scunthorpe to Barton Road.


1.   Turn left out of the car park, crossing the entrance to Red Lane and walk up to the Swing Bridge Control House.


2.   Immediately after the Control House turn left following the WC sign, down some steps, past the WC, across a lawn following way mark signs through several gates through a boatyard and out along the bank top path.


3.   The bank top section ends here and the path drops down nearer to the water.  Nearer to the Horkstow Bridge the path crosses two metal grill sections over the water where the lower bank has collapsed.


4.   At the bridge, turn up the steps onto the bridge – one of the oldest suspension bridges in the world.  (A quarter mile mile walk up Bridge Lane sees Horkstow Hall where George Stubbs, famous horse artist worked for several years.  The three quarter mile return would add one and-a-half miles to the walk resulting in a 4.1 mile walk).  Return along the outward route.


Largely flat. This is a canal side walk.  It is uneven underfoot in places.

There are two sections where metal grill walkways on piles have been provided to cover sections where the lower bank path has collapsed.


Allow one to one and a half hours for the 2.6 miles.


The Hope and Anchor, Ferriby Sluice Tel: 01652 635334

Nelthorpe Arms, School Lane, South Ferriby Tel: 01652 635235


O.S. Explorer 281 Ancholme Valley.


Down the steps past the Swing Bridge Control House at Ferriby Sluice.  

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