Spurn Head from Kilnsea

This walk explores one of the extremities of East Yorkshire walking the length of the Spurn Head from Kilnsea. The walk offers wide views of the Hymber Estuary and also provides some excellent bird watching at certain times of the year.

Technical sheet
No. 293046
A Easington (East Riding of Yorkshire) walk posted on 04/07/16 by Walking Britain. Update : 21/09/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 4h00[?]
Distance Distance : 8.66mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 7ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 10ft
Highest point Highest point : 20ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 3ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Easington (East Riding of Yorkshire)
Starting point Starting point : N 53.62014° / E 0.14133°
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Description

(D)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.

(1)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.

(A)There is no choice of return route so retrace your steps north to the start.

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 13ft - Kilnsea car park
1 : mi 4.61 - alt. 16ft - Spurn Head
D/A : mi 8.66 - alt. 10ft - Kilnsea car park

Useful Information

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.

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