Happy Yorkshire Day to all my fellow Yorkshire folk. If you are from ‘God’s own country’ you will know how beautiful yet diverse it is. Born and bred in Kingston upon Hull I have always had the luxury of having everything from cosmopolitan cities and market towns to rolling hills and rugged coastline all within an hours drive. Couple those with theme parks and stately homes I genuinely am proud to be from such an amazing part of the world. So when Bed Guru who despite delivering beds and mattresses all over the world from their showroom in Otley, are very proud and loyal to their Yorkshire roots. With that in mind, they set us the #myyorkshirephoto challenge to take a picture of our dreamiest place in Yorkshire and provided us with a cute Fujifilm Instax Mini to do so.So first things first, where do we consider the dreamiest place? With a million and one places to chose from it was a really hard decision to make. After hours of consideration we actually chose somewhere very close to home – Hessle Foreshore. The main reason we chose Hessle Foreshore is because we actually had our wedding pre-shoot here over five years ago. We met with our wedding photographer to get to know him better and he us. Therefore it holds great memories for us as well as being a great location in Yorkshire with activities for all the family.
The main and most iconic thing you will find here is the Humber Bridge. It joins Yorkshire to Lincolnshire and spans across the River Humber. It is a 2,220-metre (7,280 ft) single-span suspension bridge, which opened to traffic on 24 June 1981. It was the longest of its type in the world when opened, and is now the seventh-longest.
It is the start of the Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail which is great for walkers, if an easy bimble along the foreshore itself is not enough for you. There are loads of parking spaces available and picnic areas near by as well as the Country Park Inn pub which serves great food. On warm days there’s no better place to be than on the terrace with a cold drink admiring the great views of the bridge and over the Humber.
With children’s play area and the Country Park itself, locally known as Little Switzerland, where you will find wild flowers and plenty of wildlife you could spend the whole day here enjoying the countryside and getting back to nature. With no admission fee it is the perfect place for a great family day out including the dog!
We had a great day snapping pictures with the Fujifilm Instax Mini, it was great waiting and watching the photographs pop up out of it. In a world of filtered online photographs that live on hard drives, it was lovely to have momentos of our day there and then for us to look at. It was a dreamy day in a dreamy place.