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Tetney Lock and the Humber Estuary

County/Area - Lincolnshire

Author - Hugh Marrows

Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km

Ascent - 10 feet / 3 metres

Grade - easy

Start - OS grid reference TA342022
Lat 53.499383 // Long 0.021705
Postcode DN36 5UW (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

This walk can be quite bracing as it goes along to the seaward end of the Louth Navigation for great views across the marshes of the Humber estuary to Spurn Point. The Louth Navigation was built between 1765 and 1770 at a cost of £ 28,000. Unusually it was much wider than other Lincolnshire canals because it ran from Louth ran across the marshland to Tetney Lock and the tidal Tetney Haven thus creating direct access to the Humber, inland ports and the sea. Its width therefore meant that sea-going vessels could sail directly into Louth without transferring their cargoes onto small barges. So successful was this idea that Louth became, for a time, a busier port than Grimsby.

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