HORKSTOW CARRS [Horkstow Bridge (SE973190)]

Close to its confluence with the River Humber, the valley of the Ancholme narrows. To the east is the scarp slope of the Lincolnshire Wolds; along its base the so-called ‘low villages’ – South Ferriby, Horkstow, Saxby All Saints, Bonby, Worlaby. Once a tidal inlet, this landscape results from repeated attempts at reclamation and drainage from the medieval period. Ferriby Sluice now controls water levels and a lock admits riverine traffic. Until the mid twentieth century extensive brick works lined these riverbanks.

Recommended routes for walking:
Ferriby Sluice (SE975211) to Horkstow Bridge (SE973190) and return (2.5 miles)
Ferriby Sluice (SE974211) to Saxby All Saints Bridge (SE972164) (3 miles)

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In creating the Horkstow audio work we would like to thank the following interviewees:

  • Ray Carey (local historian)
  • Graham Catley (ornithologist)
  • Jim Lambert (fishing bailiff)
  • Kevin Leahy (museum curator)

Responsibility for all textual content, composition and tone resides solely with the author.

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Carrlands is supported by:Arts and Humanities Research Council

University College of Wales Aberystwyth

Landscape and Environment