Anderby Creek To Wolla Bank Walk
The Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park lies between Sandilands, Chapel St Leonards and Huttoft, on the quiet Lincolnshire coast. With five miles of beautiful sandy beaches, amazing big skies and some wonderful wildlife sites, the Coastal Country Park is a great place to explore and enjoy. It aims to create a sustainable, diverse network of wildlife habitats; support the local economy; raise awareness of its natural and cultural heritage and provide recreational opportunities. One of the best ways to discover the area is on foot and these walks will take you along the coast. Walking along the beach and behind the dunes you will discover wildlife rich nature reserves, the Round & Round House and the Cloud Bar.
Please note - seasonal restrictions apply for dogs on beach during summer months.
Starting point and car park: Car park, Sea Road, Anderby Creek. Grid reference: TF 551 761. Post code: PE24 5XW
Anderby Drainage Museum houses two Ruston diesel engines which drive centrifugal pumps which can pump 4500 litres of water per second. They served the area for nearly 50 years until they were replaced in 1992 by electrically powered pumps located nearby. The original pumps are maintained by Lindsey Marsh Drainage Board to act as standby pumps. The museum also contains old drainage tools and photographs. The museum is open on set days throughout the year, for more information call 01507 328095 or go to www.lmdb.co.uk
Anderby Marsh nature reserve is managed by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, as traditional coastal grazing marsh and reedbed. Look out for lapwing, curlew, redshank, barn owl, starling and reed bunting.
The Round & Round House has fantastic all round views over the beach, dunes and coastal marshes. On a clear day you can also see the Lincolnshire Wolds in the distance. Look out for sea birds, seals and porpoises.
Wolla Bank reedbed was formed after clay was scraped from here to carry out repairs to the sea wall the area developed into reedbeds. During 2012 work was carried out to improve the wetland habitat. Reed warbler, sedge warbler, reed bunting, and whitethroat all nest here. In spring you might be lucky enough to see marsh harriers.
- 1Walk away from the beach and car park along Sea Road.
- 2At the T-junction turn left, taking care walking along this stretch of road.
- 3Just after the bridge turn left onto a public footpath and follow it beside the drainage channel. On your right is Anderby Marsh nature reserve. Follow the path over the dunes to a junction with the England Coast Path (ECP).
- 4Turn right and follow the ECP between the dunes to the bottom of the steps leading to the Round & Round House. Turn right and walk up the steps.
- 5Turn left at the first path (signed ECP) and follow this path behind the dunes for approximately 1km (0.6 mile) to Wolla Bank car park.
- 6Walk through the car park then turn left onto the beach, and then turn left and walk along the beach for approximately 1.3 km (0.8 miles) to return to Anderby Creek and the starting point.