There are some beautiful places to visit in the East Riding countryside and our walks are a great way to explore and appreciate nature and heritage first-hand. From woodland walks to coastal walks, cycling routes, national trails and much more!

Our countryside events run all year round and include, bird watching, geocaching and orienteering, craft workshops, photography and kids events to name just a few!

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Local Nature Reserves

Local nature reserves (LNRs) are places for people and wildlife. They have wildlife or geological features that are of local interest and can provide people with study and learning opportunities or to simply enjoy having contact with nature.

There are over 700 LNRs in England with 12 in the East Riding, ranging from windswept coastal headlands, ancient woodlands and flower-rich meadows to disused railways, chalk quarries, and landfill sites. The council's nature reserves cover over 333 hectares, which makes an important contribution to the biodiversity of the East Riding and the country as a whole.

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Quarry to Country Park

Quarry to Country Park is a three-year Heritage Lottery funded project currently being delivered by East Riding Council. The project's main aim is to reveal the hidden history of the Humber Bridge Country Park; a former chalk quarry that dates back to the 14th century.

The project has seen the restoration and re-opening of Hessle's whiting mill as part of the new Chalk Walk heritage trail, which follows a path through the oldest area of the quarry and continues inside the mill's tower.

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Walking the Riding

Discover hundreds of interesting routes passing through the towns, nature reserves, coastal villages and rolling hills of East Yorkshire. Alternatively, create your own route along the region's footpaths and bridleways.

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Meet the countryside access team

The countryside access team is responsible for some of the local nature reserves in the East Riding. The team works towards conserving and improving the reserves for their wildlife and heritage value, while providing a fantastic natural haven for everyone to visit.

Countryside officers are also responsible for ensuring that countryside walks and rides are well maintained and open for you to use and enjoy. The public rights of way network gives residents and visitors the best viewpoints, the best landscapes and the best wildlife in the East Riding.

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