Cleethorpes to Tetney Lock Walk
This circular walk takes you from the outskirts of Cleethorpes to Tetney Lock on the Louth Canal.
You'll pass along the coast and the Tetney Marshes Nature Reserve where there's lots of coastal wildlife to look out for. The reserve is run by the RSPB and includes coastal mudflats, salt marsh, dunes and saline lagoons. Look out for little terns, redshanks and reed buntings as you make your way along the path.
You can start the walk from the public car park at Humberston Fitties, just south of the Pleasure Island amusements. From here you can pick up a footpath heading south east along the coast towards Tetney Haven. Here you pick up the canal and follow it west to Tetney Lock.
After admiring the lock you can then follow other inland footpaths north back to the car park.
Cleethorpes to Tetney Lock Walk Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Cleethorpes to Tetney Lock Walk Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Cleethorpes to Tetney Lock Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Cleethorpes to Tetney Lock Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Crown & Anchor pub is in a splendid location next to the lock. They do very good food and also have a nice garden area for warmer days. You can find the pub at a postcode of DN36 5UW for your sat navs.
The area makes for a fine dog walk and the Crown and Anchor pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the north you'll find Cleethorpes Country Park where there's a lovely lake and some good footpaths to try. The peaceful woodland trails at Weelsby Woods are also nearby.
At the lock you can also pick up the Louth Canal and follow it south towards the tranquil Covenham Reservoir.
Also nearby is Weelsby Woods. This popular park has some nice surfaced footpaths taking you to mature trees, woodland, and large grassy areas.
The Grimsby Walk starts from the train station in the town and visits the interesting National Fishing Heritage Centre at Alexandra Dock. The museum transports you back in time to the 1950’s heyday of this famous port.
If you head a few miles west you could pick up the Wanderlust Way around the little village of Barnoldby le Beck. The 20 mile circular walk explores the Lincolnshire Wolds and includes views of the Humber Estuary.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Lincolnshire Walks page.