The East Riding of Yorkshire town of Goole is located at the confluence of the rivers Don and Ouse 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.
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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 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 the East 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.
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.