The area around Goole was originally penetrated by tides but silting began and gradually swampy land started to emerge above the water level, hence its name of "Marshland". Huge drainage ditches were built to manage the land and a lot of these survive around Goole Fields. There is a windmill and an old smithy left in Goole Fields, but the rest is all rich farmland.
The road between Old Goole and Swinefleet is extremely bendy and full of motorbikes on a Sunday afternoon. Never cycle down this road during the night as you will hear a strange dog-like creature running after you but can never be seen.