Spend the time and enjoy the panoramic views of the Humber by walking or cycling across. It’s free to do so, and at 1.4 miles from anchorage to anchorage it’s the longest suspension bridge in the world that you can walk, cycle, or run across!
The West footpath is open from 5am until 9pm (Monday to Friday) and 6am until 9pm (Saturday to Sunday). Bridge users can access the footpath from the country park (North bank), or opposite the Humber Bridge Park (South bank).
Please be aware of other pedestrians when crossing the Bridge. Cyclists should be aware of pedestrians, ensure they are travelling at a safe speed and leave enough space. There are also Humber Bridge Board vehicles that travel along the footpath: these will have flashing orange lights to make their presence clear.
POINTS OF INTEREST
Spanning the Humber Estuary, the Bridge offers incredible views of the River Humber. There are viewing telescopes across the Bridge in order to enhance the views of the Humber.
Experience the Humber Bridge in a new way.
Take a walk along the west footpath, and you will notice a series of QR codes placed at key points along the Bridge. Just scan the QR code to open a video that will explain the history of that part of the bridge, along with some key facts and archive footage.
Each video has subtitles and audio descriptions. Bring headphones!
We now have a map featuring quiz questions based on each of the videos. Can you answer them all? Download the map, answer the questions, and send us a snap of you and your quiz via social media!
Located on the north bank (directly underneath the Bridge!), Hessle Foreshore is a popular local destination. There’s on-site parking, riverside walks, a children’s play area, a pub, and fantastic views of the Humber Bridge.
Hessle Mill (from April to September) is open on Thursdays and Fridays 10am – 4pm (except 12:30-1pm). Information is correct as of February 2023.
HUMBER BRIDGE COUNTRY PARK
The Country Park is a 48 acre wood with open meadows, wildlife ponds, and white chalk cliffs (lending the park its nickname of Little Switzerland). The park can be accessed from Hessle Foreshore, or the Humber Bridge Car Park (near the visitor’s centre).
WATER’S EDGE, BARTON
On the south bank, visit Water’s Edge Country Park. Explore its 110 acres of country park and nature reserve, visit the Visitor’s Centre to learn more or purchase locally crafted gifts, or pop for a bite to eat at the Honey Pot Cafe.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
On the north bank of the estuary is East Yorkshire, chiefly the regions of Hessle and Hull. The south bank is North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire, with the towns of Barton and Grimsby located near the bridge.
Follow the links to the official websites for these areas to learn more about them, what there is to see and do, and where to stay.
The footpaths are closed for a variety of reasons: during high-winds, for example, it would be dangerous to leave them open and accessible. We would also close the footpaths if required for maintenance works and large-scale events.
The east footpath is currently closed until further notice for resource and maintenance requirements.
Unfortunately, the footpaths are not wide enough to have a separate cycle path. We simply ask that all bridge users use the shared space provided considerately and watch out for one another.
There is a footpath leading through the Country Park and past the Visitor’s Centre, leading to a sloped path that provides access to the west footpath. Please see here for a route map.
Yes – There are sloped paths leading onto the footpath from both Hessle (north) and Barton (south) sides of the Humber Bridge. These are wide enough to accommodate the use of wheelchairs.