New 'Photopost' trail offers stunning views along Humber foreshoreThu 11th January 2024
A new trail of “photoposts” has been installed on Hessle Foreshore as part of a project that helps people improve their physical and mental health while monitoring the East Riding’s changing coastline.
The ‘Active Beacon’ Photopost Project is a joint initiative between Visit East Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the University of Hull’s Energy & Environment Institute.
With links to the "blue health” agenda, it takes advantage of open spaces to improve active recreation, physical activity opportunities and mental wellbeing.
A series of artistic wood-turned photoposts lead the way, offering connected trails and wayfinding, with opportunities to support coastal monitoring of the landscape through free citizen-led science.
The photoposts have been manufactured and designed by Galvin Brothers of Beverley, with each one holding information plaques and QR codes to direct users to further information on the project.
Residents are encouraged to take photos and upload them to social media using the hashtag on each beacon.
Starting near the Wolds Way monument on Cliff Road, Hessle, the new trail follows the Wolds Way along the foreshore of the Humber estuary, taking in stunning views of the Humber Bridge and the estuary itself
Using the What3Words app, people can find the posts at the following locations:
- Post 1: soaks.layers.free
- Post 2: mingles.beards.cowering
- Post 3: tilt.yummy.perfect
- Post 4: compose.compose.surcharge
The new posts join 26 existing photoposts along the East Yorkshire coast, taking inspiration from historic coastal landmarks and building links to the roll-out of the King Charles III England Coast Path.
Posts are installed in the following areas:
Sewerby to Bempton
Visitors can set out on a linear route to take in a cluster of posts, map their own circular route, or try to complete them all.
Councillor Nick Coultish, the council’s cabinet member for culture, leisure and tourism, said: “These photoposts have become increasingly popular for residents and visitors to the area who are looking to increase their physical activity levels and explore East Yorkshire’s coastline.
“The new posts, which are situated in an accessible location near the Humber Bridge, would be perfect for anyone looking with new year’s resolutions to get fit and healthy.
“With the trail being approximately two miles each way, people can also take in some breathtaking scenery while exploring the start of the Wolds Way
“I would also encourage people to use it as an opportunity to think about the serious issue of coastal erosion facing our region and help us monitor this by uploading images to social media”.
A full list of routes can be found at Visit East Yorkshire - Active Beacons: Photopost Project.
The project has been supported and funded by a wide range of partners, including:
Visit East Yorkshire
East Riding of Yorkshire Council – Covid Recovery Fund/ Active Communities & Countryside Access Teams
Yorkshire Coast Bid
Wykeland Group Limited
Photo Credit - Visit East Yorkshire.