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From: Green Dragon, WeltonTo: Hope and Anchor, Blacktoft14.7 miles23.7 km115m ascent142m descent
ThumbnailToday is an easy day, mostly flat along the banks of the Humber estuary, but first there's just one more climb up out of Welton, before dropping down to cross the busy A63 near Welton to meet the Humber west of North Ferriby. Don't go wrong here, as if you turn left along the Wolds Way you could end up in Istanbul, so make sure you turn right (west) along the bank of the river. Purists may prefer to turn east here anyway, to complete the Wolds Way at Hessle Haven before retracing your steps - this will add about 7 miles but means you can tick a box on a list of long distance walks completed. A word of warning - the Trans Pennine Trail is designed for horses and cycles as well as walkers, so there are some bits which follow roads and tracks, ignoring shorter and more direct routes on footpaths. Our route takes some of these short cuts, so be careful and don't just follow the TPT signs without looking at your map. There's an example of this at Crabley Farm, about 9 miles into today's walk, where the TPT makes a diversion along roads through Broomfleet. At this point there's a footpath marked on maps which skirts the farm and follows a dyke across farmland, but sadly it's very difficult to follow on the ground, and you'll have to climb a fence or two. Even more sadly, there's a couple of "No Entry" signs, one of them directly on the right of way. If you're happy to tackle it, find your way past Crabley Farm onto a track, then continue on following a small dyke to join up with the TPT later on. Other than this route finding is easy, with the path never far from the river and always south of the railway. Tonight's destination is the Hope and Anchor pub in Blacktoft on the River Ouse. Sadly this riverside pub doesn't do accommodation and are a bit reluctant to allow muddy boots, but the food and beer are outstanding. They have been known to accept campers in their beer garden, but those lacking a tent may have to get transport to neighbouring Goole or Brough for the night. Saltmarshe Hall, just over 3 miles further on, is a high quality hotel, reminiscent of Raven Hall Hotel at Ravenscar, but I'm not sure whether smelly unshaven walkers would fit in. So either put your tent up or get a lift back to the Green Dragon in Welton for another night!
Bus LogoWelton: North Ferriby: Brough: BlacktoftBeer LogoHope and Anchor, Blacktoft
Train LogoNorth Ferriby: Brough: Broomfleet: GilberdykeBed Logo
Car LogoWelton: A63: North Ferriby: Brough: Broomfleet: BlacktoftTent LogoHope and Anchor, Blacktoft
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