Walk: Barmby on the Marsh

A lovely trek alongside the Ouse and the Derwent rivers, with a little bit of countryside and villages to explore along the way.

Drax and the River Ouse

The Route

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  • Start Point: Barmby Tidal Barrage Car Park, High Street, Barmby on the Marsh, DN14 7HX
  • Finish Point: DN14 7HX
  • Distance: 8 Miles

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Walk Description

With the car park behind you, turn right and go through the bollards and turn left after the fence on the left to double back on yourself, so the car park is on your left side. Follow the Trans Pennine Trail for a long while alongside the River Ouse. When you get near the wind farm on the opposite bank, look out for a public footpath on the left. Follow this path all the way until it turns into Landing Lane.

Turn left down Back Lane, then right down South Lane, and then left down Main Street. Carry on down Main Street and turn right down the bridleway of Marsh Lane, just before the National Speed Limit signs on Main Street. The track turns to the left, then, after the first field on the right, turn right and continue to the far end of the field. Then turn left, follow the drain Old Derwent, on the right.

Go through the gap in the hedgerow and follow the line of the boundary on the right as it snakes to the right and then slightly to the left. Cross over the lane and find the stile, which is slightly to your left ahead, then turn left and follow the River Derwent all the way back to the swing bridge, where you turn left and then left again to get back to the car park where you parked.

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