A Flat Earth Society Walk - Jun 2016

Vermuyden Group walk. A Flat Earth Society Walk, 19th June.

 Seven walkers (5 members, 2 guests) met at Rawcliffe Village on a dry and sunny morning.  With Chris Haley leading we headed for the bank of the River Aire towards Goole.

We passed the village of Airmyn and the Percy's Arms pub (a great place to eat) and then on to the joining of the Aire with the River Ouse and on past the old Boothferry Bridge crossing, little used now due to the M62 bridge.

We left the river bank at Holland House and proceeded into the old town of Goole. We had sandwiches in a park near the river and then proceeded into town for quick refreshments at the local Weatherspoon’s (a converted bank).

We then went around the fine old buildings of Goole. These fine buildings are a testament to greater past industry and then on towards The Vermuyden Hotel, joining the Aire and Calder canal.

On walking down the bank of the canal we were met by a family of swans, two adults and four signets, but on closer examination it was realised there were further signets riding on their parent’s backs, a sight to see.

We continued on to Rawcliffe Bridge and then on to Rawcliffe and after a quick rest and refreshments completed another five mile loop up the river and back to Rawcliffe to the end. It was a great walk on paths never walked before.

Well done and thanks Chris.