Industry and Nature in Harmony

Barton and Barrow Claypits Heritage Trail

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 in Barton.

Claypits map low res

Humber Nature Partnership has developed the Barton and Barrow Claypits Heritage Trail with the kind support of Wren Kitchens Ltd, Barrow Parish Council and with the help of the members of the Barton and Barrow Claypits Group.

We hope you enjoy the trail and please remember to follow the Countryside Code.