Barton-upon-Humber to North Ferriby

This unique ride is mainly on flat, traffic-free paths and enables you to explore both sides of the Humber Bridge with parks, a nature reserve, picnic spots and spectacular views of the bridge. You can also cycle over the bridge itself.

The route joins the historic town of Barton-on-Humber and the village of North Ferriby. It starts at Barton-upon-Humber station, but you can also start at Hessle or North Ferriby stations.

From Barton-on-Humber station, turn right along Waterside Road and left at the T-junction along Far Ings Road. Follow National Route 1 signs onto the shared-use path across the Humber Bridge. You can pause at Barton-upon-Humber and enjoy the Waters’ Edge Country Park and Visitor Centre, with its picturesque woodland and wildflower meadows, as well as nature walks and two adventure playgrounds. Far Ings Nature Reserve is home to hundreds of species of wildflowers, nesting birds and invertebrates.

Cycle across the Humber Bridge, enjoying the panoramic views of the estuary. Opened in 1981, the Humber Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the world you can cross by bike!

Once over the bridge, pause to enjoy an ice-cream from one of the many vans on the North Shore or explore the nature walks and picnic spots of Humber Bridge Country Park.

Continue along the off-road riverside path, following signs for National Route 63 to North Ferriby. Keep your eyes open for wading birds such as oyster catchers with their bright bills and legs and, in the winter months, curlews with their distinctive curved bills. There’s a picnic area at North Ferriby, a good chance to take a break before your return journey.

Retrace your steps to Barton-upon-Humber or hop on a train at North Ferriby or Hessle.

Route diversion

Due to repair works by Network Rail, the riverside section of this route between North Ferriby and the Humber Bridge will be closed from March 2020 to January 2021. However, there is a signed diversion along the Ferriby High Road.

Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness.

However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes.

Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces.

Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

Please help us protect this route

The Barton-upon-Humber to North Ferriby is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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