Riverside Walkway is a public amenity with areas that locals
and visitors alike can enjoy. The walkway has a 1,000
metre frontage of the Humber with spectacular views
of the countryside all round. The Trans Pennine Trail
and the Wolds Way both cross on the way to the Mersey
and Filey. 3,000 trees and shrubs have been planted,
seats and paths created.
It is a far cry from when it was
a waste landfill site up until 1981 and left abandoned
until the Parish Council became the owners in late 1986
and at the same time purchased the Reed Pond, shown
on the left. Some work has to be carried out occasionally
to keep it free from too much reed growth and to create
habitats for wild life.
Ings Fields are adjacent to the
Reed Pond on the west side and are privately owned and
there is no public right of way over them. The fields
are subject to a management agreement with the local
authority and the owner to protect the flora, and fauna,
in particular, the rare sedge carex divisa (its
continuation encouraged by allowing saline water from
the reed pond to permeate Ings Fields).