Kilnsea Wetlands - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Kilnsea Wetlands
This 35 hectare of lagoon and coastal grassland is a patchwork of connected lands owned by Associated British Ports, Environment Agency and this Society managed by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust as part of the Easington Biodiversity Steering Group . Today it was busy, with families of starlings feeding on the edge of the main pond. A pied and a yellow wagtail hovered just over the water surface capturing insects. The Yellow Wagtail was carrying food for the young.
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6.18km from Kilnsea Wetlands
Spurn Point is Yorkshire's very own Lands End - an iconic and constantly moving peninsula which curves between the North Sea and the Humber Estuary. At over three miles long but as little as 50 metres wide, this landscape is unique and ever-changing. It has been owned since 1960 by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and is a designated national nature reserve, heritage coast and is part of the Humber Flats, Marshes and Coast Special Protection Area.
RAF Holmpton - Visit the Bunker
7.21km from Kilnsea Wetlands
RAF Holmpton is a recently decommissioned and fully restored RAF bunker near Withernsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It’s a fascinating place to visit and certainly not your regular kind of day out. Plus it’s all completely indoors so great to visit in any weather. The bunker was built in the 1950s as an early warning radar station for nuclear war.
St Patrick's, Patrington
10.67km from Kilnsea Wetlands
Patrington's parish church is known as The Queen of Holderness, and for good reason. This is a real gem of a church, one of the most enjoyable parish churches in England. It was such a unity of design and quality of architecture; an almost perfect example of Decorated Gothic style. The church is a Grade I listed building and attracts a lot of tourists too.
11.72km from Kilnsea Wetlands
This scenic 75,000 sq. ft. verdant greenbelt which was located in The Quarter near The North Chapel and showcases a grand fountain at the far end is surrounded by the historic Naval Training Center’s Spanish Revival Style Architecture, rustic pathways, and iconic archways. One of the iconic locations where you can host any events and also you can spend some nice time in this green area.
Pier Towers, Withernsea
12.76km from Kilnsea Wetlands
The Withernsea Pier, Promenade, Gas & General Improvement Co. was formed in 1871. Work on the 1196 foot structure began in 1875 to the design of Thomas Cargill. It opened in August 1877 having cost £12,000. There was a saloon on the pier-head and a large brick-built gateway. Day-trippers from Hull helped generate a small profit.
Withernsea Lighthouse Museum
13km from Kilnsea Wetlands
Withernsea’s Lighthouse is one of only a handful of lighthouses built inland, standing 127 feet (38m) high in the middle of the seaside town. It closed in 1976 after 82 years service and now serves as a memorial to local girl Kay Kendal 1950s famous film star, and includes a video film of excerpts from well-known films and memorabilia. Formerly owned and run by Trinity House of London, it ceased operation on 1 July 1976 and is now used as a museum.
Discover More Attractions in East Riding of Yorkshire, Home of Kilnsea Wetlands
East Riding of Yorkshire
East Riding of Yorkshire is a no-nonsense sort of place. Its largest city, Hull - more properly known as Kingston upon Hull, is where the county's beating heart lies. It is a solid city that just gets on with the business in hand, which in this case is shipping. Hull is still very much a busy commercial port.