Turn Right At Liverpool And Keep Walking- Day 90 – Withernsea to Easington – 18 April 2019

Another early start, and I even catch the 04:40 bus into Manchester, mind you that’s from not having that good a night’s sleep, rather than planning.

As a reward I sleep nearly all the way on the train and only wake up around Selby, the scenery starts getting good again there as we near the Humber, and I can reflect on the walks that I have done to date, as the line follows them. The sheep from Brough are still guarding the river dyke, no doubt still incessantly bleating.

At Hull station I spot a plaque:

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The bus station adjoins the rail station, so it’s another hour on the bus to Withernsea, again retracing a lot of my last walk, and at last it’s the seaside again, and my first coastal walk since I left Silloth.

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Withernsea looks a bit brighter in the sun, unfortunately, it’s only other landmark besides the lighthouse is under repair:

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Whilst I am following the coast, the route soon takes me away from it, and for the rest of the day I am walking alongside fields of yellow rape, once I have left the whiffs of cannabis in Withernsea (why is it so prevalent these days?) I get to savour the aroma of the rape plants. It’s an earthy musky smell, and not unpleasant. Fortunately, I am not allergic to the pollen, so there is no attack of hay fever.

For the next five miles the view is well, yellow. From time to time I can hear the coast, but most of the walk is along a narrow country lane, with the odd passing place, surrounded by flat fields.

And then my satnav tells me to turn left. Looking at the map, and cross checking it with another map, there is a path, and it has been used by tractors, but it doesn’t look right,

Still I have trusted computer to date, so I take it and it passes along a small wind farm, with Easington Gas Terminal in the distance.

As the route seems to be beckoning me to walk through the works, I think it is better to abandon the path and follow the track to the road, at least I know that is kosher. At the end of the track, there’s locked gate, but that’s it just a locked gate, you can walk around it, I do, and see a sign saying “beware police dogs”

Whoops, at least I got through ok. I think though even the police dogs would sus to walk around the locked gate. Passing the works, there are a few police cars about, so it is obviously fairly high security, mind you they are not occupied, so not that high security.

Further along I see where the path comes out, so perhaps it was right.

Infact, as I start walking into Easington the security is upped along the road, and there are high fences on both sides, with plenty of CCTV monitoring everything.

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Easington itself is a pretty little village, this house with a turret and clock was unusual:

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and All Saint’s church is grade one listed.

The parish once had a much greater reach, but many villages have been lost to the sea.

I had intended to walk to Kilnsea, but looking at the bus times, it would have meant a very late return home, so I must leave that, and Spurn Head for another day, so after the long walks of recent, today was an easy 8 miles

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Copyright 2019 Allan Russell

 

 

Author: allanprussell

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