East Yorkshire Walk
Spurn Head from Kilnsea
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Walk Route Description
Spurn Head or Spurn Point is a narrow sand spit on the tip of the coast of East Yorkshire reaching into the North Sea at the mouth of the Humber estuary. It is over 3 miles long stretching almost halfway across the estuary at this point. At its narrowest point it is about 50 metres wide. The southern tip is home to a RNLI lifeboat station and a disused lighthouse.
The start of the walk is the car park on the east coast at Kilnsea (grid ref. TA417158). After parking walk west along the road, passing the Visitor Centre and continuing to the west shoreline of Spurn Head, where there is another car park. Here turn left along the shore following a rough track south. This leads past Spurn Bird Observatory and onto the spit. Little remains to be described except continue along the spit until you reach the southernmost tip where it is worth walking around the head with its lifeboat station and lighthouse.
There is no choice of return route so retrace your steps north to the start.
Other walks nearby
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Walk 2722 Covenham St. Bartholomew & the Reservoir - easy - 4.8 miles/7.7 km
Walk 1914 Louth, South Elkington, Hallington & Raithby - easy/mod - 7.5 miles/12.2 km
Walk 1511 Caistor and Nettleton - easy - 4.0 miles/6.5 km
Walk 1129 Tathwell & Haugham - easy - 5.5 miles/8.9 km
Walk 3224 Tealby, Walesby, Claxby & Normanby-le-Wold - moderate - 10.5 miles/17.1 km
Walk 1712 Risby from Tealby - easy - 3.5 miles/5.7 km
Walk 1817 Walesby from Tealby - easy - 5.0 miles/8.1 km
Walk 1611 Tealby and Kirmond le Mire - easy/mod - 7.5 miles/12.2 km
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