About the project
Quarry to Country Park is a three-year Heritage Lottery funded project currently being delivered by East Riding Council. The project's main aim is to reveal the hidden history of the Humber Bridge Country Park; a former chalk quarry that dates back to the 14th century.
The project has seen the restoration and re-opening of Hessle's whiting mill as part of the new Chalk Walk heritage trail, which follows a path through the oldest area of the quarry and continues inside the mill's tower.
Things to see
Discover a full day of family fun, with walks and picnics in the nature reserve, riverside views along the Humber foreshore and learn about the fascinating history of 'Little Switzerland' with the newly renovated Hessle Whiting Mill.
Things to do Daily activities
Map coming soon.
Schools, families and learning
Throughout 2020 and 2021 Quarry to Country Park offers a schedule of learning events designed for visitors of all ages to learn more about the rich history of the Country Park. Alongside guided heritage walks and creative sessions for adults, there is a programme of spring and summer holiday events and drop-in sessions for children and families. There are also opportunities for onsite and classroom learning for primary and secondary schools.
Want to arrange a school visit? Email the project team with preferred dates and number of students.
Digital images of the mill
These hugely detailed technical drawings produced by former draughtsman and mill enthusiast John Brandrick, allow us to see how Hessle Mill and its whiting works would have looked when they were built during the early 19th century. The drawings also reveal how the mill developed over the following 150 years as it adapted to new technology.