Thursday, 21 March 2013

Bimbling around Beverley

Right, I've banged a few pics out here from today's walk, I'll quickly add some words before I retire to bed. Another sunny start to the day, and another trip over the bridge this time to Beverley. I parked on the outskirts, and the path took me across this railway line. I dutifully rang the signal man to ask permission to cross. He said you've got one minute before a train comes. No probs says me, so I sprinted across.
I had a circular route in mind, and set off down a bridleway, and turned left around the edge of a field. After a few minutes I found the finger post pointing across the field. Erm, no, I don't think so, most of the field was under water. Resort to plan B, turn round and go back and find another way.
I thought I would give up with the fields, and found Beverley Beck, maybe this would be easier to follow. Nice footpath alongside it.
This used to be quite a busy port in the old days, the boats would come up the River Humber, then up the River Hull and turn left onto the Beck.
No signs of the old docks left, there are a lot of new build houses alongside the water now.
This is the junction of where the Beck meets the Hull. There's a little Marina, nothing special to see, looks like a lot of shabby old boats to me.
Boaters need to go through this lock to get onto the Hull.
So, I'm heading up the Hull now, along Swinemoor Bank. Oh dear, I think this one is beyond repair.
Here's another one that looks like it's ready for the knackers yard. Quite a few wrecks along this stretch.
I crossed over the river at Hull Bridge and went into Tickton. Not a lot to see there except a load of parents waiting for their kids to come out of school. Not sure why there was two people walking two donkeys down the middle of the road though. The next section was round the edges of several fields. There was water everywhere. The farmer has dug a trench to try and drain some of it away. It was so cold as well. Even with the sun out the wind was very sharp. My face was freezing.
I arrived at Carr House Farm and found a table and chairs set out in a sheltered spot. There was no one about so I rested my legs for a while.  
It wasn't long before I had company. This ginger puss took a liking to my leg.
The black one jumped up. Where's the food then, ha ha. He didn't want any peanut butter sandwich when I offered it. Sorry puss I only have a banana and some pineapple chunks, I know you won't like them.  
Bah humbug. I'm going to jump onto your knee and put my mucky paw prints all over your clean trousers.
Can I come up as well. No you can't look at the state of my trousers, they were clean when I set off.
I came to the outskirts of a place called Wawne, and turned right up the bank of the river. The river is on the left, and there is another flooded field on the right. I had to go a good way along here, as there aren't many places to cross. I went through a small place called Weel, and crossed just past there to go back into Beverley.
Here is a map if you fancy doing the walk. It is 12.75 miles. I think it would be a lot more enjoyable to do it in the summer, less water about, and less wind. I was flippin freezing today.
There is a Morrisons close to where I parked so I had a quick scout round for the reduced. There wasn't much to be had in the veg section, but I found a chappie putting the second yellow sticker on some items in the chiller cabinet. I got a few veggie meals for 39p each. That will keep me going for a while.
I'm off to bed now. Sorry if there are any mistakes, can't be bothered to proof read. Toodle pip.


  1. You do very well to do over 12 miles in a day. I do about 4 or 5 and I'm pooped. I guess it's just fitness. I am going to increase my distances especially now the weather should be improving.
    Bet the donkeys made you laugh!

    1. Little steps, F I B. As long as you do some walking, you can build it up over a period of time. The donkeys looked like they should have been giving rides on the beach. I didn't bother to ask why they were there. Probably had a visit to the school, as there was an official looking photographer snapping away.

  2. I enjoyed this walk with you Ilona. It didn't seem like over twelve miles at all.
    You may have to start taking cat treats with you as well on your

  3. Ooh, the Syntan - (on Beverley Beck?). It's a beautifully restored working boat and is surprisingly cavernous.
    The boat has been used for shanty sessions during Beverley Folk Festival in mid June.
    It's well worth a look when it's open to the public.
    A nice write up Ilona, Beverley's a lovely city.

    1. Thank you JJ. I did the write up quickly so there wasn't as much information as I would like. Sometimes finding enough time to do everything comes into the equation. On my last visit to Beverley I was a bit disappointed, but this time was better. It all depends on what parts you visit.

  4. Isn't it funny that years ago living by the canal was for 'poor' people but now only wealthy people can afford to live there.
    As for the cats, they know a cat person when they see one!
    Jane x

    1. Yes, those cats knew straight away that they would get some fuss from me. There was two more cats but they were a bit cautious, maybe because these claimed me first.

  5. Another lovely walk! And very interesting photos.

    You lead a great life!

  6. FrugalatChristmastimeFrugalAlways22 March 2013 at 07:58

    What does 'bimbling' mean? This always confuses me.

    1. Hi,
      It can also be used instead of rambling, wandering, pottering, strolling, day dreaming.

      Here is the definition from the Urban Dictionary.
      To amble without real aim, yet in a friendly and harmless manner.
      It's not required to achieve anything whilst Bimbling, although it's aimlessness is a frequent side effect.
      Bimbling can be made a little more business like with a slight hunch of the shoulders.
      It is not essential that Bimbling should be a solo sport.
      Blissfully bimbling through life without a care in the world.

  7. Lovely walk again Ilona. Glad you had a dry day, it was relentless rain here all day. Loving those little cats!

  8. What a lovely post - your walks always sound such fun that I wish I was there with you.

    Cats obviously recognised a cat slave!

  9. A great walk, I'd like to do this one on a lovely warm day. I love that photo of the old boat in the water.