North Ferriby Things to Do
Where the oldest boat in Eurpope was...
North Ferriby is the spot the Romans chose to cross the Humber, as it was the narrowest and most easily navigable.
All you have to do to find this is head to the foreshore from North Ferriby, the walk to the Humber Bridge.
There's a number of notice boards giving information about the local flora and fauna and history around here, plus they've left the outline of the boat they found in 1931. Two further boats have since been discovered. Estimates using radiocarbon dating have placed the origin of the boats to the Bronze Age.
Mors recently a man chose this spot to WALK across the Humber to Lincolnshire! He, of course, did this at low tide and is about 6'9" tall. I've done another 'tip' for this walk in Local CustomsRelated to:
- Historical Travel
All Saints Church
Designed by John Loughborough Pearson, R.A. (1817-1897), and was completed in 1848, built in the Geometrical style of the later 13th century.
It is very pretty, with a traditional covered gate-way, large trees, old grave stones, it isn't left locked so you can just wonder in and have a look. It is a small church, 108 feet long, but has a lovely stained glass window.
At the moment they are trying to raise money for conservation, it is over 150 years old so does require some repair work.
The original east-facing clock-face was installed to commemorate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897. So only one clock face, though in 2002 the villagers got together to raise funds to add three more to the spire (165 feet high) in celebration of the current Queen’s Golden Jubilee these were installed in 2004.Related to:
- Religious Travel
2 Hotels in North Ferriby
North Ferriby Hotels
North Ferriby Local Customs
Fancy a walk through the Humber?
Well 6'9" Graham Boanas did it in 2005 to raise money for the charity DebRA and raised over £20,000.
The headline was "A man has waded across the River Humber for what is believed to be the first time in more than 1,000 years"
Good on him!
The same guy also walked across the Mersey more recently.Related to:
- Arts and Culture
- Adventure Travel