Hessle Mill & The Chalk Walk

Type:Sightseeing Attraction

Hessle Mill, newly restored, with information sign at Humber Bridge Country Park, Hessle, East Yorkshire

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On Hessle foreshore, in the shadow of the north tower of the Humber Bridge, stands Hessle Whiting Mill, a unique example of an early nineteenth century whiting windmill. The mill forms part of the Humber Bridge Country Park’s Chalk Walk heritage trail.

Inside the mill

Take a look inside the newly renovated Hessle Mill, see our displays on when the mill and quarry were in use. Please note, due to the size of the mill, a limited number of people can enter at a time. Please be prepared to queue, and face coverings must be worn inside.

The Chalk Walk

Follow the Chalk Walk heritage trail to learn about the natural, industrial and social history of the Humber Bridge Country Park, a former chalk quarry that once supplied the whiting mill with chalk. Known locally as Little Switzerland, the Country Park has been a popular family destination for generations. It is also a designated Local Nature Reserve welcoming more than 100,000 visitors per year.

The Chalk Walk begins close to the main Humber Bridge car park and follows a path through the oldest area of the Country Park. The trail continues on the Humber Foreshore inside the whiting mill’s tower on five levels. Inside the tower you can learn about the history of the mill, including how it worked, how whiting was made and who worked there. On the upper floors you can listen to memories and stories about Little Switzerland and Hessle Foreshore on our audio listening stations. You will also have a chance to 'meet' the mill’s Victorian owner and the wife of an Edwardian quarryman.

 

Accessibility

As part of the creation of the Chalk Walk, accessibility and footpaths around the Mill and nearby car park have been improved. Access to the Country Park and Chalk Walk can be gained through the underpasses to the west of the mill. Please note that access to the upper floors of the mill is by stairs only.

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Accessibility

  • Disabled access - Access to the Country Park and Chalk Walk can be gained through the underpasses to the west of the mill. Please note that access to the upper floors of the mill is by stairs only.

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  • Free Entry

Catering

  • Picnic site

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Public toilets

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

There is free parking both at the top of the Country Park, where you will find pedestrian access to the Humber Bridge, and to the rear of the mill. The car park by The Country Park Inn is pay and display. Please note that parking in the Humber Bridge Car Park is limited due to the presence of the Covid-19 testing centre, while parking on the foreshore is restricted because of on-going flood defence works.

Hessle Mill, Humber Bridge Country Park, Ferriby Road, Hessle, HU13 0HB
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Opening Times

* current Hessle Mill opening times:
Mon Closed
Tue 10am - 12pm | 1pm - 4pm
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri 10am - 12pm | 1pm - 4pm
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

The Chalk Walk and Humber Bridge Country Park are accessible 7 days a week

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