Walk: Hedon to Paull

The next post in our Walking series. This direct Hedon to Paull walk starts from the Haven Arms in Hedon and ends in the village of Paull. It takes about an hour and takes in views of the industrial landscape of the Saltend Chemicals Park and scenic views of the Humber estuary. The section of the walk alongside the chemicals park is expected to be redirected as that land is developed, so take these views in while you can.

Once in Paull, in normal times you could have stopped for a meal in one of the wonderful pubs, or coffee and cake in the church cafe on a Sunday, but with the current pandemic then you have the option of a Paull walk or catch the bus back to Hedon. You could opt to walk back to Hedon along the same route or take the road walk back (more about this later in the series).

Can be a muddy and slippery in areas after prolonged rainfall. Take particular care when climbing down/up under the bridge.

This links to what3words addresses refer to a 3 metre square location.

  • Start at the Haven Arms https://w3w.co/captive.crispier.pirate. Facing Haven Arms, walk left along the track between the trees to the gated Green bridge over the drain https://w3w.co/smiled.pill.gone. Cross the bridge.

  • Walk over the pipe directly to your left via the wooden steps and down to the drain side and under the bridge (it’s the Hedon bypass road above you). As you turn the corner you get your first views of the Saltend Chemicals Park.

  • Walk straight ahead along the drain side to the next road (Saltend Road). Cross the road and the river and continue along the footpath. You have the drain and the Saltend Chemical works on your right. You will notice some redundant boats and moorings along the drain. About midway along this path on an island in the middle of the drain is an abandoned wooden shrimping boat https://w3w.co/enhancement.axed.rank. It’s been there for years and deteriorates a bit more each year.

  • Continue to where the drain meets the River Humber. You can see the Salt End jetty. And the view can be very different depending on high and low tide. This is a good spot https://w3w.co/branch.paint.hugs for photographs at sunset.

  • Continue into Paull.

Adapted from a walk used by the Preston Walkers and kindly sent in by Carol Osgerby.

Coronavirus Note: You should currently minimise time spent outside your home, but you can leave your home to do an exercise walk. This should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area. You can exercise in a public outdoor place, by yourself, with the people you live with, with your support bubble (if you are legally permitted to form one) or, when on your own, with 1 person from another household. Whilst walking you should maintain social distancing.

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