Walk
Loop
7miles
(11.27km)
1 hour
45 mins

Walking

Louth Navigation to the Fitties Long Walk

Louth Navigation meets at the sea at Tetney Lock. This selection of walks will show you a variety of natural water features from lagoons to Blow wells. The experience is exhilarating yet tranquil, no wonder so many birds choose to live here.

Starting point
Crown and Anchor Pub
Tetney Lock Road
Grimsby
Lincolnshire
DN36 5UW

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  • 1From the Crown and Anchor car park at Tetney Lock, cross over the canal and walk down the road to the bend. Turn right, past the Old Coastguard Cottages and Methodist Chapel and follow the towpath beside the canal to just before the tidal barrier.
  • 2Turn north (left) by the concrete "Bunker" and follow the sea bank for 1 ½ miles. Look out for Grimsby dock tower straight ahead. In the Estuary you will see the two Sand Forts. Across the Estuary is Spurn Head lighthouse.
  • 3For a short cut, after a mile, a footbridge down the bank on your left will take you back to Tetney Lock. Turn left again past the remains of Low Farm, along Newton Marsh Lane and right and left back to the Crown and Anchor.
  • 4For the longer walk, carry on along the sea bank past the ponds until you are level with Humber Mouth Yacht club, over to your right.
  • Go straight ahead over the footbridge and the footpath is clearly sign-posted on your left. At the junction of the dyke follow the footpath round to the right, cross over Broadland Drive*, and continue straight ahead into the Fitties Conservation Area where you rejoin the dyke. *Amenities are available in season - turn right on Broadland Drive
  • 5Follow the dyke round to the left cross over the yellow bridge and walk along the left hand side of the lake following the line of trees. Cross over the road and walk along the right hand side of the dyke.
  • Go through the turnstile to your left and follow the track keeping the golf course on your left.
  • 6At the next sign post on Newton Marsh Lane by the remains of Low Farm, turn right and follow the track round to the left of the Tank Farm. At the road go straight over Tetney drain (Waithe Beck).
  • 7Turn left at the track, across the ex military Bailey Bridge over the Louth Navigation and left along the towpath back to Tetney Lock.

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Starting point

Crown and Anchor Pub

Tetney Lock Road

Grimsby

Lincolnshire

DN36 5UW