Wednesday 29 April 2009

River paths, museums and no signs

The Wilberforce Way has helped me improve the map of Hull, but not by adding the way to the map. I've spent another afternoon wandering about the city looking for signs of the Wilberforce way and completely failed to find any sign of it. One of the reasons might be that the leaflet we have was published by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, not Hull City Council. Maybe Hull Council have just ignored it and not put any signs up. The only real signs we have found are in East Yorkshire. While searching for signs we did discover this little gem, notice the wall that's a fence without any wire barbed or not.

Still, we did have a pleasant afternoon in the sun walking along footpaths beside the river Hull that I didn't know existed. It also made me realise that the existing mapping of the lower reaches of the river are not well mapped. Most of it is a single way when it is wide enough to need the riverbank approach. The biggest problem is that there is not any access to both banks of the river for some of its route through the city, especially the widest part. I looked at Landsat images and the out-of-copyright maps and I think I can create a better mapping of it than currently exists.

The Wilberforce way goes past the Wilberforce museum in High Street, but there was no sign of the way. I didn't go into the museum to ask for any information which I now think I should do. We did walk past the Arctic Corsair which is a retired side-winder trawler and now a museum.

It has inspired me to walk along as much of the riverside paths as we can find over the next few weeks, which will allow me to add the paths of course but also draw the river much more accurately, but I've given up on the WW in Hull.

1 comment:

Gregory Marler said...

It could be invisible barbed wire (and an inivisible wall)! Maybe a twist on the invisible road sign company.

I'm trying to stir my self to ask questions more. Like when residential roads have missing/broken signs.