Exploring the River at Eske

‘Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories’ We continued our quest to explore the origins of the River Hull with a sweltering Sunday stroll by the deserted medieval village of Eske.

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Open Bridges

Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories – gathering stories to preserve the heritage of the River Hull, its bridges and the people and vessels which have used it over the years.

The River Hull at Eske looking west The River Hull at Eske looking west

We continued our quest to explore the origins of the River Hull with a sweltering Sunday stroll. Heading north from Hull Bridge we followed the river along a beautiful stretch, past the deserted medieval village of Eske and as far as the lightning tree at the lake where the river makes an S bend through the fields.

North of Beverley where the river is at its most pastoral we flush meadow brown and green veined white butterflies from the grasses. Meadow-sweet, teasels and willow herb dot the hedges. The chattering of grasshoppers is only disturbed by a pair of yellow hammers calling to each other, ‘little-bit-of-bread-and-no-cheese.’ It is hot and peaceful. We…

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