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Barton And Barrow Claypits Heritage Trail now open

The Barton And Barrow Claypits Heritage Trail is now open. Scan the QR codes on each of the 22 marker posts for information on the history of the Claypits and their transformation into natural habitats, which are now part of the Humber Estuary Site of Special Scientific Interest.

The brick and tile industry between Barton-upon-Humber and Barrow-upon-Humber and the cement producers in Kingston upon Hull created the claypits by extracting clay from the south bank of the Humber Estuary for their products. As the industry declined, the claypits naturally transformed into the valuable habitats that are now part of the Humber Estuary Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). This approximately 5 mile walk developed by Humber Nature Partnership tells the story of this transformation. Enjoy a splendid walk against Humber Estuary’s impressive background while discovering the area’s fascinating industrial and natural heritage.

As you follow the trail you will find a series of trail markers. Each trail marker has a QR code which if scanned with a mobile phone camera will bring you to this page where you can discover further information about that point in the downloadable .pdf files below. You can either download the files individually as you go or as a full set to save you from needing to scan the QR code at each point.
A summary version of the information on each location is included in the trail guide which can be picked up from Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre and The Ropewalk in Barton.

The Trail has been developed by the Humber Nature Partnership.


Hidden History

Hidden History tells of Barton upon Humber's fascinating history through a collection of media including original and authentic photographs, video clips, narration and text.