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Humber Bridge Country Park & Hessle Mill to host special day of fun events

Special events will take place on Saturday, 9 September, in the Humber Bridge Country Park and at Hessle Mill.

Organised by the council’s Countryside Access team, there will be a Family Geocaching Trail along the Yorkshire Wolds Way and within the Humber Bridge Country Park, Cliff Road, Hessle Foreshore, from 10am -2pm. This will be a circular walk for the whole family, with GPS treasure hunting along the route. It will be a gentle walk along this section of the Yorkshire Wolds Way, taking in the beautiful Humber Bridge Country Park Local Nature Reserve, and including views of the Humber Bridge and Hessle Foreshore.

It is recommended that walkers take part in groups of a maximum of five, which must include at least one adult. Participants can take part any time between 10am and 2pm, and should allow 1.5 to two hours for the walk, which is two and a half miles.

Meet outside the Black Mill – parking will be available at the mill, or along Cliff Road (free) or at the Country Park Inn (pay and display).

Booking is essential – the cost is £5 per group, plus a £10 refundable cash deposit on the day for the loan of the GPS equipment.

Book online at: Yorkshire Wolds Way – Family Geocaching Trail (eastridingcoastandcountryside.co.uk)

To accompany this event, the council’s Museums Service will be having a special opening of one of its historic sites as part of the Heritage Open Days programme this year and putting on some craft activities for primary-aged children.

Hessle Whiting Mill on the Humber foreshore will be open on Saturday, 9 September from 10.00am-3.00pm. Weather permitting, Museums staff will be providing activities outside the mill, including ‘hatching a dinosaur’ and ‘scatter butterflies’.

Said Dr David Marchant, the council’s museums registrar: “As part of our community engagement programme, we are providing a series of family activities at various locations. And for lovers of industrial heritage, this is an additional chance to explore the historic whiting mill, which was refurbished in recent years as part of a Lottery project.”

There is no need to book in advance for the event at Hessle Mill.

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