Walk 1 - foreshore, beach, sand dunes

Urban, green countryside and wooded King George V walk.
Walk distance: Approx 5 miles.

 

 

Our walk begins at Skegness Pier. and we proceed north (sea on the right side). Follow the water taxi-way foot path, a few yards inland from the sea defence. This interesting pathway meanders with the water way which it crosses several times over small bridges. Beautiful gardens, bowling greens and pleasant foreshore views are enjoyed on the left side. Arriving at the north end of the promenade, continue north along either the beach or sea defence walkway. After about 1/3 mile, observe the North Shore Hotel - the last building on the left side. At this point, the walk along the sea defence is private property and walkers are advised to proceed along the beach. After about 1/2 mile look for steps in the sea defence, and an opening in the sand dunes, providing access to a public footpath (known locally as "Granny's Walk") that crosses North Shore Golf Course.

 

 

At Roman Bank (main road) turn right proceeding past Seathorne Primary School on the left side. Cross the main road - beware may be busy at peak times and it may be wise to look for pedestrian crossings. After the school turn left into Spirewick Avenue, proceeding into Lady Matildas Drive after crossing Count Alan Road.

 

At the end of Lady Matildas Drive look for "Public Footpath" sign, (on the left) providing access to open countryside. Following the track proceed towards St. Mary's Church, observed to the left side. To the right there are good views of Fantasy Island and Ingolmells amenities. There is a small "dew pond" on the right side that was probably in old times used for a water supply for cattle. Just before the Church, the Charnwood Tavern provides a good spot for alcoholic drinks, meals, tea, coffee or soft drinks. The Church is well worth a short visit.

 

 

Keeping the Charnwood Tavern on the left side, the public footpath proceeds in a westerly direction behind the public house. Proceeding along a farm track, into an open field, keep the same direction until reaching a drain, where the track turns right and then, shortly left, crossing the drain. Over the drain turn left, observing grassy banks to the front and right side. This area is landscaped to absorb excessive surface storm water and contains shallow boggy ponds. The area provides a natural habitat for wading birds and other aquatic animals. The walk may be extended by exploring this area in depth. Proceeding south (St. Mary's Church on the left) proceed to Church Lane and turn left. After about 1/2 mile just before a bend in the lane turn right to a public foot track crossing a field. After crossing a wide drain, turn left into King George V Walk, a tree lined path constructed in stages in the 1970's and 80's to commemorate the dissolved Skegness Urban District Council. The walk was inaugurated by the late Harold Fainlight J.P. M.B.E.

 

 

After following the path easterly for about 1/2 mile follow the right fork, tuning south. The pleasant walk eventually joins Burgh Road where we turn left, proceeding to the crossing of Roman Bank (traffic lights) to Castleton Boulevard and then North Parade Suncastle) promenade and returning to Skegness Pier.

 

 
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