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|Author: blackcoffee, Published: 29 Oct 2012||Walk rating : Rating:|
|An easy four mile walk in North East Lincolnshire. The walk starts at Tetney Lock and includes a quiet country lane leading to the Humber Estuary where you will overlook the RSBP reserve with a good chance of seeing a wide selection of birds such as oyster catchers, little turn, redshank, ringed plover and many other water fowl. The Humber estuary also includes the two forts which were built during WW 1 but only saw action in WW2 when they helped defend the entrance with submarine nets. The forts were machine gunned several times by German mine laying aircraft. The lock at Tetney no longer actually exists, but once provided navigation from the North Sea to Louth.|
The village of Tetney is on the A1031 between Cleethorpes and Mablethorpe, just south of Humberston. Tetney Lock is clearly signed from the main road.
|Start to Left turn|
Start point: 53.4982 lat, 0.0224 long
The walk starts at the Crown and Anchor. Follow the main road across the bridge over the navigation canal followed by a second bridge over a drain. Turn right along Newton Marsh Lane and continue along the tarmac track as it turns to the left. (NOTE: do not take the stile ahead on this bend, that is the way you will be returning at the end of the walk).
|Left turn to Concrete Stile|
Start point: 53.5017 lat, 0.0263 long
Having turned left, the lane eventually becomes a track as you pass Braybrook Farm and then Low Farm. Continue straight ahead until you reach a gate with a set of concrete steps which act as a stile.
|Concrete Stile to Wooden Bridge|
Start point: 53.5145 lat, 0.0151 long
Cross the stile and continue for another 100m to the 'T' junction. Turn right at this junction and in the distance you will see the embankment of the Humber. The main path turns left but keep straight ahead following the way marker with a viking ship. This takes you down a grass path with the field on your left and a drain on your right. The wooden bridge is just before the embankment.
|Wooden Bridge to River|
Start point: 53.5177 lat, 0.0195 long
Cross the bridge, climb the embankment and turn right and follow the embankment all the way to the river. You will pass several WW2 pill boxes and from here you will see the two forts at the entrance to the Humber. Haile Sand Fort is the one nearest you and Bull Fort stands nearer the north bank and Spurn Point. The RSPB reserve stretches for several miles and is said to hold 175,000 birds during the winter months. The marsh areas to your left can be dangerous and must be avoided.
|River to Newton Marsh Lane|
Start point: 53.5072 lat, 0.0393 long
At the 'T' junction with the river mouth turn right to continue the walk, but you may wish to make a short detour and turn left to see an information board with notes on types of bird in the marshes and a layout of the estuary. Retrace your steps and continue the walk along the embankment with the river on your left. You will pass through two gates and at a fork in the path keep left along the river bank until you reach Newton Marsh Lane.
|Newton Marsh Lane to Crown & Anchor|
Start point: 53.5019 lat, 0.0269 long
You will rejoin Newton Marsh Lane at the left turn you took earlier. Retrace your steps back to the Crown and Anchor for well earned refreshments.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2012 by the author blackcoffee and may not be reproduced without permission.
Nice walk but at the step marked "left turn to concrete stile" make sure you turn left, the instructions that follow the title I found a little misleading and climbed the stile, this is the route on which you will return.
|By phoenix76x on 2015-05-28 16:27:08|
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