Walk ey119 Spurn Head from Kilnsea

A bird watcher's paradise


Route outline for walk ey119:

Kilnsea  -  Spurn Head Peninsula  -  The Warren  -  Kilnsea Clays  -  Old Den  -  Greedy Gut  -  Low Light Lighthouse  -  Spurn Head  -  High Light Lighthouse  -  Stony Binks  -  Kilnsea.



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

Spurn Head is a National Nature Reserve and dogs are totally banned. They are not allowed into the reserve even if you intend to leave them locked in your car!

There has been a pair of lighthouses on Spurn Head since 1767 though neither of the original structures remain. The current 'Low Light' Lighthouse dates from 1852 & the 'High Light' Lighthouse from 1895. Due to improvements in navigation,the light was discontinued in 1985.

Due to elaborate Sea Defences Spurn Head is relatively stable - though this was not always the case. The whole spit was washed away in 1608 and a series of breaches reduced the peninsula to a series of islands in the 1840's and 1850's.

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map 292
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 113
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk ey119 Spurn Head from Kilnsea

In no particular order . . .

The New Lighthouse, Spurn Head

The New Lighthouse, Spurn Head

Photo: Elsie Thornber (6)

The current lighthouse on Spurn Head

The current lighthouse on Spurn Head

Photo: Simon Gillespie (8)

The Old Lighthouse on Spurn Head

The Old Lighthouse on Spurn Head

Photo: Clare Hinchcliffe (3)

The Old Lighthouse, Spurn Head

The Old Lighthouse, Spurn Head

Photo: Elsie Thornber (5)

The Old and New Lighthouses, Spurn Head

The Old and New Lighthouses, Spurn Head

Photo: Elsie Thornber (3)

The Kilnsea clays, Spurn Head

The Kilnsea clays, Spurn Head

Photo: Elsie Thornber (2)

The old lighthouse, Spurn Head

The old lighthouse, Spurn Head

Photo: Simon Gillespie (4)

Ships in The Mouth of the Humber, Spurn Head

Ships in The Mouth of the Humber, Spurn Head

Photo: Elsie Thornber (4)

Coastal Defences along Spurn Head

Coastal Defences along Spurn Head

Photo: Mark Burrows (1)

Spurn Head is a Nature Reserve dogs are not allowed

Spurn Head is a Nature Reserve dogs are not allowed

Photo: Simon Gillespie (1)


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