Yorkshire Wold’s Footpath Reopens After Railway Embankment Is Protected From Coastal Erosion

Network Rail has recently announced that the footpath between Hessle and North Ferriby along the Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail has re-opened after being closed since March 2020 to protect the railway embankment from coastal erosion.

The investment, costing £8m involved the instillation of a new steel defense wall around 138m long and 20m deep.

The need for the work to take place was determined after ground movement was detected in 2018 and the section of the Yorkshire Wolds’s Way Footpath was closed while the work was carried out.

Luckily for long distance walkers, the walking route has been resurfaced, making the path easier for residents, and users.

The fencing and gates have also been replaced, with benches, and habitat spots for reptiles, birds and amphibians.

Patrick Wharam, East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Countryside Access Manager said: “The council is highly delighted with the news that the Yorkshire Wold’s Way, one of a select group of National Trails, will shortly be back open. This route connects Hessle with Ferriby, and is hughly popular with walkers and Trans Pennine Trail cyclists.”