GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Goole Walk

20 miles (32.5 km)

The East Riding ofYorkshire town of Goole is located at the confluence of the riversDonandOuse and is the UK's furthest inland port, capable of handling nearly 2 million tonnes of cargo per annum. There's some nice trails to try along the rivers and two popular waymarked trails also pass through the area.
This walk from the town of Goole follows a section of the Trans Pennine Trail to the nearby town of Brough.
It's a riverside walk, first following the River Ouse before it joins with the River Humber near Brough. The route runs for about 20 miles along a flat path. At the end of the walk you can catch a train from Brough back to Goole. There's lots of wildlife to look out for on the way, particularly around the Humber Wild Fowl Refuge at Whitton Sands near Brough.
The walk starts on Boothferry Bridge in Goole and follows the waymarked, riverside path east to Howdendyke, Kilpin Pyke, Skelton and Goole Bridge.
The path continues to Saltmarshe Hall, Yokefleet, Blacktoft, Broomfleet and Ellerker Sands before coming into Brough.

Goole OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Goole Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Goole

  • Trans Pennine Trail - This terrific walking and cycling trail runs from coast to coast across northern England entirely on surfaced paths
  • Howden 20 - This 20 mile circular walk takes you on a tour of the countryside around the market town of Howden in Yorkshire.
  • Market Weighton Canal - Follow the Market Weighton Canal from the town of Market Weighton to the Humber Estuary on this waterside walk in theEast Riding of Yorkshire.
    Starting in the town centre follow the Weighton Beck south west for about 1.5 miles and you will join with the canal
  • Market Weighton Circular Walk - This circular walk around Market Weighton makes use of the Yorkshire Wolds Way to take you on a tour of the countryside, woodland, lakes and parkland surrounding the East Riding town
  • Blacktoft Sands - Enjoy a circular walk around this pretty RSPB nature reserve
  • Southfield Reservoir - This short walk visits Southfield Reservoir near Doncaster and Goole.
  • North Cliffe Woods - This peaceful walk visits North Cliffe Woods in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
  • North Cave Wetlands - This walk visits the North Cave Wetlands nature reserve in North Cave,East Riding of Yorkshire.
  • Hotham - This small village is located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, near North Cave and Market Weighton.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking in the area you can pick up the Howden 20 and follow it through the countryside to the north of the town.
The Blacktoft Sands Nature Reserve can be found east of the town on the southern side of the river. It's an RSPB reserve with lots of birds to look out for. The Market Weighton Canal Walk and the Market Weighton Circular Walk can also be picked up near the town.
If you follow the Aire and Calder Navigation canal west you could visit Southfield Reservoir. Here there's fishing, windsurfing and nice waterside footpaths to try.
In the town centre there's the Oakhill Nature Reserve. The pretty reserve is something of a hidden gem with 150 acres of ponds, meadows, wetlands and woodlands. It's a lovely place for an easy stroll in the town. You can find them at 4A Lidice Road, Goole, DN14 6X.


Boothferry Bridge - - 555611

Boothferry Bridge once carried all of the road traffic from Hull to the rest of England, and a passing ship could delay one by an hour or more. Now the traffic is carried by the Ouse Bridge.

Footpath next to the River Ouse - - 1391151

Footpath next to the River Ouse,Goole,East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The Hull to Goole River Ouse railway bridge can be seen in the background.

Former ferry landing, Howdendyke - - 878225

Former ferry landing,Howdendyke,East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The former ferry landing at Howdendyke viewed from the flood embankment north ofHook.

Saltmarshe Hall - - 877258

Saltmarshe Hall,Saltmarshe,East Riding of Yorkshire, England. Eastern aspect of the Hall, viewed from the riverside footpath.


Saltmarshe river view

Blacktoft Pier - panoramio

Blacktoft Pier

Broomfleet - - 235988

Cottages in Broomfleet

Humber Footpath at Brough - - 669670

Humber Footpath at Brough


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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