Record breaking 2,700 mile English coastal path set to pass through North Lincolnshire
A section of the Humber bank near South Ferriby
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 13 Sep 2017
A record breaking footpath stretching 2,700 miles is set to come through North Lincolnshire.
The path, which is being created by Natural England, covers a record breaking length of the English Coastal Path and is expected to be complete in three-years time.
15 miles of North Lincolnshire's coastal line will be included in the footpath and the section of the path is expected to be completed in early 2019.
Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “Having such a high profile national footpath going through North Lincolnshire will be fantastic for the area.
“North Lincolnshire is a great place and we want everyone to know where it is and what we have to offer. Being part of a nationally recognised scheme will bring about many economic benefits. As well as putting North Lincolnshire on the map as a place to visit, live and invest.
“We expect to see an increase in visitors to the area when the footpath opens, which will mean more money being spent on tourism in North Lincolnshire and more jobs for our residents.
“We are working closely with Natural England to help with the creation of the footpath through sharing local knowledge and supporting their consultation exercises.”
The proposed route is over public footpaths in North Lincolnshire that traverse the Humber bank from South Killingholme to Barton at the Humber Bridge.
The coastal path will complement existing popular walking trails in North Lincolnshire, such as the Nev Cole Way, Viking Way, Ancholme Valley Way and Isle of Axholme Greenway.