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Barton-upon-Humber to North Ferriby (Humber Bridge Route)

Route Details

  • Start/Finish: Barton-upon-Humber train station
  • Distance: 7 miles return journey, approximately 1.5 hours  
  • Type: Largely traffic free with some short on road sections
  • National Cycle Network: National Route 1 and 63
  • Access: Train stations at Barton-upon-Humber, North Ferriby or Hessle

Route Description

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, spectacular views of the bridge. Not to forget you can cycle over the Bridge itself! The route description starts at Barton-upon-Humber station, but you can equally start the route at Hessle or North Ferriby stations.

  • Exit 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 Water’s Edge Visitor’s Centre or Far Ings Nature Reserve where there are walks, play and picnic areas.
  • Cycle across the Humber Bridge, enjoying the amazing views. The Humber Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the world you can cross by bike!
  • Across 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 curved bills.
  • At North Ferriby, look out for the footpath towards the shore leading to a picnic area with display of Bronze Age boats discovered nearby.

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

Map

Download a free map of the route here.

Things to see and do

  • Water's Edge Visitor's Centre
  • Far Ings Nature Reserve
  • Humber Bridge
  • Humber Bridge Country Park
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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, spectacular views of the bridge. Not to forget you can cycle over the Bridge itself! The route description starts at Barton-upon-Humber station, but you can equally start the route at Hessle or North Ferriby stations.

Length: 
7 miles