Hessle Mill and The Chalk Walk

Humber Bridge Country Park, Ferriby Road, Hessle, HU13 0HB
(01482) 392713
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Welcome to Hessle Mill and The Chalk Walk

An exciting development with funding from the Natonal Lottery Heritage Fund. Work on paths, access and the mill began on 2 October 2019, with completion estimated in spring 2020.

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A family destination

Come and visit the Humber Bridge Country Park and experience the hidden heritage of this stunning site, known locally as Little Switzerland. Situated within a former chalk quarry dating back at least 700 years, the Country Park has been a popular family destination for generations. It is also a designated Local Nature Reserve welcoming more than 100,000 visitors per year.

Quarry to Country Park

Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund this summer will see the creation of the Chalk Walk heritage trail. The trail will follow a path through the oldest area of the park and inside the tower of the black whiting mill on the Humber foreshore. This phase of the project is due to be completed in spring 2020 and will be followed by a fantastic calendar of events for the local community.

Get involved

Do you want to be part of the Quarry to Country Park team? We need volunteers to help with the project; from research this summer to stewards for the mill when it opens.

Oral History Volunteers
Help create our oral history by sharing your memories of the mill, park or Humber Bridge or choose to be an interviewer and record local memories.
Volunteers required Now - Spring 2020

Events Assistant
We need enthusiastic volunteers to help tell the park’s story of geological, industrial and social heritage with guided walks and learning sessions.
Volunteers required from Spring 2020

Mill Stewards
When completed, the mill will be open to the public 70 days per year. Be part of the team who welcome visitors, answer queries and share the history.
Volunteers required from Spring 2020

Interested in volunteering?

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Visiting with Children

The Humber Bridge Country Park is perfect for families. There is a small play area near the Hessle Mill on the foreshores, and the Country Park Nature Reserve offers multiple nature walks, picnic and barbecue areas.


There is ample free parking both at the top of the country park, where you will find the tourist information centre and the pedestrian access to the Humber Bridge, and at the bottom along the river. Please note, the car park by The Country Park Inn is for customers of the restaurant only.


Bikes are welcome to travel along the coastal path or over the Humber Bridge, but are not permitted inside the county park nature reserve itself. Please use the bicycle racks provided.


As part of the funding for the Chalk Walk, accessibility and footpaths around the Hessle Mill and lower foreshores car park is being improved. Completion is expected in spring 2020. Please note For the duration of the works access to the Country Park from the Foreshore will be closed as this forms part of the site compound. Alternative access can be gained from the upper car park via the stepped ramp entrance as well as through the underpasses to the west of the Country Park Inn. Thank you for your patience during this time.

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