SPURN POINT ROAD

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SPURN POINT ROAD

Postby Humbersmith1 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:27 am

From the Yorshire Post 160414:

VISITORS to one of the East Coast’s best known landmarks this Easter will have to walk if they want to reach the end.

A decision is still awaited from landowners Associated British Ports on rebuilding the road on Spurn Point, which was washed away in last December’s tidal surge.

Visitors can be dropped off at the main gate – the nearest parking is at the Bluebell Inn, where Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has an information centre – before embarking on the three-mile walk to the end of the peninsula.

The peninsula is rebuilding itself after the surge, but a stretch nearer the land end is still washing over on the highest tides – as it did in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

The trust says it will be posting information about tides and is urging caution.

A spokeswoman said: “There are two tides a day and people need to be aware of the times.

“When it does wash over there is not a vast quantity of water but we do advise people not to go into the water even if it doesn’t look very deep.”

The Trust has planning permission for a £650,000 scheme to use the 19th Century lighthouse at the far end of the peninsula as a visitor centre telling the story of the area.

The building work, including repairing the roof and windows and repainting inside and out, will get going later this year, once the road is repaired. The plan is to open it all year round to visitors with displays on its six floors.


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Re: SPURN POINT ROAD

Postby simonships » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:30 am

Time to reopen the rail/sailway !!


http://www.copsewood.org/ng_rly/sailbogie/sailbogie.htm

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Re: SPURN POINT ROAD

Postby teesships » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:45 pm

Interesting to note that article also includes the South Gare on the Tees!

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Re: SPURN POINT ROAD

Postby northeast » Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:35 pm

simonships wrote:Time to reopen the rail/sailway !!


No rail, no sail!! :(
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Re: SPURN POINT ROAD

Postby Patrick Hill » Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:40 pm

Can't see the road being rebuilt, VTS will be going to Grimsby...
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Re: SPURN POINT ROAD

Postby magoonigal » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:31 pm

So what's the situation with the Lifeboat, Patrick?
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Re: SPURN POINT ROAD

Postby Patrick Hill » Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:09 pm

The families have moved off Spurn now. Two crews take it in turns to be based on the 'island', crew changes effected from Grimsby.
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Re: SPURN POINT ROAD

Postby magoonigal » Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:12 pm

Thanks, Patrick.
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