Spurn Point

Spurn Point

East Yorkshire

Route: Spurn Point

Area: East Yorkshire

Date of walk: 13th January 2016

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 9.4 miles

Ascent: 400 feet

Weather: Sunny and cold

Spurn Point is a unique place – a spit of land 3.5 miles long and only 50 metres wide in places. It’s also a National Nature Reserve  and a birdwatcher’s paradise. I was last here in 2013 and since then there has been a tidal surge which removed part of the road leaving a ‘wash over section’ which is now submerged at high tide, leaving the far end of Spurn Point an island at those times

There is no vehicular access to the Point – access is solely on foot, bike, or on a specially equipped vehicle operated by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, which manages this place. Note that dogs are not allowed on Spurn in order to protect the sensitive wildlife and habitats

Having checked the tide times (which it is essential to do if undertaking this walk – check this link) I parked at the Bluebell Cafe car park and set off down the road, calling in at the information centre a little further along

Navigation couldn’t be easier and a map isn’t really necessary. I followed the road for a while and at the wash out section I walked along the beach, then crossed over to the estuary side nearer to Spurn Point. Having walked to the far end of the Point I retraced my steps back to the start – a circular walk is not possible, as is obvious when looking at the map

An amazing walk!

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