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This short 6 mile (9¾ km) section is along or beside sandy beaches This section starts from Skegness Lifeboat Station located 200 metres east of Skegness Clock Tower. There are basically two options, either walk along the beach or walk along the concrete sea defences. If walking along the sea defences, a local golf course has blocked off public access to a short section of the defences just north of Skegness and it is therefore necessary to walk along the beach for a distance of 1 km. From Vickers Point, Ingoldmells there is also the option of following a public bridleway on the west side of the sea defences. This can provide a more sheltered route on a cold windy day. This bridleway goes all the way to Chapel St Leonards. Public Transport Skegness and Chapel St Leonards are both served by the InterConnect 9 bus service which runs between Skegness and Mablethorpe and also by Stagecoach service 1.
This 9¼ mile (15 km) section is largely a beach walk with the option of walking along sea defences for part of its length. Chapel St Leonards and Mablethorpe are both served by the InterConnect 9 bus service which runs between Skegness and Louth. This section starts from Chapel St Leonards Pullover, grid reference TF56277217. It is possible to walk along concrete sea defences as far as Chapel Point, but beyond this, beach walking is the only option. The path to the shop and cafe at Anderby Creek lies on the northern side of the houses visible from the beach. From the car park opposite the shop, there is the option of following a public footpath northwards to the parish boundary before rejoining the beach. From the start of the Huttoft Car Terrace at approximately TF545780, it once again becomes possible to walk along concrete sea defences which are relatively clear of sand and these can be followed all the way to Mablethorpe. Upon reaching the building in the photograph on the right it will be necessary to decend to the beach or if high tide, pass to the left of the building and rejoin the sea wall at the other side. The 'Star of the East' monument on Mablethorpe seafront marks the end point of this section
This 12¾ mile (20½ km) section begins exactly on the edge of OS Explorer map 284. The walk passes along Cleethorpes sea front, through the streets of Grimsby and along sea defences to Immingham. A number of bus services operate in the Cleethorpes/Grimsby area. Immingham is served by Service 45 which runs from Grimsby and by Service 250 which runs between Grimsby and Barton-upon-Humber. Starting from a point 150 metres to the southeast of the Greenwich Meridian, grid reference TA32610673, continue along the cycleway/footpath past the Leisure Centre. Follow the promenade along the sea front, past the pier, to its end. Continue ahead along the sea wall until reaching a footbridge over the railway line on the left. Cross this bridge and turn right on to Harrington Street. Pass New Clee railway station and at the road junction turn left on to Humber Street and then right on to Cleethorpes Road. Cross Riby Square with great care to join Railway Place which runs parallel with Cleethorpes Road. Pass beneath Cleethorpes Road and climb a stairwell to reach the central reservation of Cleethorpes Road and cross the railway line. Descend down a second stairwell and continue alongside Cleethorpes Road. Cross a second bridge and at the next roundabout, turn right on to Moody Lane. After crossing New Cut Drain, just past the sewage works, turn right on to a signed public bridleway (depicted on the latest OS maps as a 'Other route with public access'). After just a few metres, this becomes a concrete sea wall and this is followed all the way to 'Long Strip' where the bridleway leaves the sea wall, heading west through a wooded area to reach a busy road. EXTREME CAUTION: Turn right along this road and then left at the next junction. Generally, there is no roadside path along this busy road between the western end of 'Long Strip' at TA210152 and TA205149. A roadside path across the railway line bridge exists on the southern side of the road. Shortly after crossing the railway bridge, a path appears on the northern side of the road, join this and follow it right then left to reach a roundabout. Turn right. Turn left on to Pelham Road and follow this to the County Hotel 250 metres ahead at grid reference TA18951515. This marks the end of this section.
Most of this 7½ mile (12 km) section is through the Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes National Nature Reserve, a haven for wildlife. Please remain on the waymarked public footpaths and permissive paths at all times Mablethorpe is served by the InterConnect 9 service from Skegness and Louth and Grayscroft service 1 from Louth. Saltfleet is served by CallConnect service 9M from Mablethorpe, CallConnect service 51 from Louth and Amvale Travel service 50 from Grimsby. Starting from the 'Star of the East' monument on the sea front, TF50838525, walk north to the end of the promenade, at which point, climb a flight of steps and turn right. Pass through the Sea View car park and then descend towards a road and shop opposite. Loop round to the right before reaching the road and follow the path through the dunes towards the sea. With 'Jabba the (Beach) Hut' on the right, turn left along the beach for one kilometre, taking the second marked exit on the left. Follow a path across the dunes to reach North End with a car park and nature reserve notice board on the left. Turn right (north) and walk across the 'Ferryboat Inn' customer car park to reach the corner of a fence. A permissive path runs from this point, through the dunes of the Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes National Nature Reserve. After a short distance this path splits into two, with one path going east towards the beach and the other going west. Take the path heading west which soon turns to a northerly direction and follow one of its various strands to the Crook Bank car park at TF489882. At this point, continue north along a public footpath to reach Brickyard Lane car park at TF483892. The public footpath between Brickyard Lane and Churchill Lane at TF478901 is non existent on the ground so upon reaching Brickyard Lane it is necessary to walk east to the beach. Turn left and follow the dunes to reach the end of Churchill Lane which is marked by a flagpole and a military warning notice on the beach. Turn left at the flagpole on to Churchill Lane to reach a car park, at which point, turn right, pass through a gate and view a wildlife information board. Follow the public footpath northwards to the Rimac car park. Upon reaching the road at Sea View Farm, turn right for a short distance to reach a fence and car park. At this point, turn left through a gate and pass a pill box on the right. Pass through a second gate and take the path to the left. Continue on to the A1031 road at Saltfleet Haven and the end of this section.