Walking the Humber Bridge Circular Route


Distance: 4 miles (6.5 km)
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Route: View in Google Maps.
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Humber Bridge From Hessle Foreshore

For 17 years the Humber Bridge was the largest suspension bridge in the world. The 2220-meter bridge spans the River Humber and connects Barton-upon-Humber with Hessle. Many charity walks are completed across the Humber Bridge and it’s a great challenge to complete for all levels of fitness abilities and age groups.

Starting the Humber Bridge Walk

The circular route can be started in Hessle, East Yorkshire, or Barton-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire. The starting point in Hessle is the Humber Bridge Country Park and the starting point in Barton-upon-Humber is the Humber Bridge Park. Both starting points have a large car park and toilets.


The circular walk entails walking on one side of the bridge and returning on the opposite side. The route has a good collection of sign posts and navigation is simple.

Humber Bridge Walking Route From Hessle to Barton

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Humber Bridge Walking Path Humber Bridge Walking and Cycling Sign

The Humber Bridge circular route is easily navigated.

Hessle Foreshore is a great place to relax after your walk (or halfway if you start in Barton-upon-Humber). There’s The Country Park pub for sit-down food and drink and often a snack bar selling light refreshments.

Humber Bridge From Hessle Foreshore

Humber Bridge from Hessle Foreshore


The Humber Bridge circular walk is very gentle and no special equipment is required. A jacket may be needed as it is often windy once you are on the bridge.