Brigg is definitely one of the best for independent shopping and has a fantastic farmers’ markets, on the fourth Saturday of every month (December dates may vary) in addition to the traditional market which takes place every Thursday. The snug “courts” and “yards” have the most unusual shops. From finding those special one-off pieces to wedding attire Brigg has it all. With lots of places to stay and eat Brigg really is the quintessential market town.
You can explore the River Ancholme and the rest of the Ancholme Valley by following the Ancholme Valley Way. The path takes you from Brigg all the way to South Ferriby (10 miles) . You can enjoy the path either by foot or cycle (the cyclepath is still under construction from Broughton to South Ferriby) and is the perfect way to enjoy the riverbank’s beautiful wildlife and diverse landscape.