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Tetney Lock

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Tetney Lock
Author: blackcoffee, Published: 29 Oct 2012 Walk rating : Rating:star1 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar1 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar1 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK
Lincolnshire,
Walk Type: Coastal
Tetney Lock
Length: 4 miles,  Difficulty: boot iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK
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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.
The walk starts at the Crown and Anchor public house and their car park can be used with permission of the landlord. Other parking areas are available along Newton Marsh Lane.

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Walk Sections

Start to Left turn
Start to Left turn

Start point: 53.4982 lat, 0.0224 long
End point: 53.5017 lat, 0.0263 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
Left turn to Concrete Stile

Start point: 53.5017 lat, 0.0263 long
End point: 53.5145 lat, 0.0151 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
Concrete Stile to Wooden Bridge

Start point: 53.5145 lat, 0.0151 long
End point: 53.5177 lat, 0.0195 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
Wooden Bridge to River

Start point: 53.5177 lat, 0.0195 long
End point: 53.5072 lat, 0.0393 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
River to Newton Marsh Lane

Start point: 53.5072 lat, 0.0393 long
End point: 53.5019 lat, 0.0269 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
Newton Marsh Lane to Crown & Anchor

Start point: 53.5019 lat, 0.0269 long
End point: 53.4984 lat, 0.0221 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.

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1 responses to "Tetney Lock"

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.

ADMIN RESPONSE: Thanks for the feedback, we've added a note to the first section plus the words 'Having turned left, ...' at the start of the second section which I hope will make that clearer for future walkers.

By phoenix76x on 2015-05-28 16:27:08

The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.

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