New path connects Lincolnshire seaside town attractions

Photo: Jim Cornall

A new multi-user trail between Chapel St Leonards and Ingoldmells will make it easier for people to walk, cycle, and enjoy the outdoors near the coastal town of Skegness in Lincolnshire.

The new one-mile-long path, which is located next to the A52, joins up with other footpaths to create a four-mile-long circular route that leads to the beach and promenade.

The trail also allows for links to public transport connections, offering new routes between resorts and more travel options for local people and visitors.

The trail has been created by Hardy’s Farm and Connected Coast Town Deal with Towns Fund investment provided for the project.

Chris Baron, chair of Connected Coast said: “The new trail provides a safe, active, and greener travel option, and it’s ideal for people who want to explore the area on foot or on bike. By linking into other footpaths and routes, the new trail also allows for travel onto popular locations such as Fantasy Island, Butlins, and the town, creating better connections in the area.

“The new trail offers a great opportunity for people to get out and enjoy the area sustainably and actively all year round.”

The management and maintenance of the multi-user trail is being carried out by Hardy’s Farm, a children’s petting farm and popular visitor attraction at Ingoldmells.

Stuart Hardy of Hardy’s Farm said: “With the Towns Fund’s match funding, we’ve been able to successfully establish a versatile multi-user trail connecting Ingoldmells and Chapel St Leonards. It’s a great asset providing safe passage away from the main road and is regularly used by both residents and visitors.”

Cllr Steve Kirk, Portfolio Holder for the Coastal Economy at East Lindsey District Council said: “The multi-user trail is a great addition to the visitor offer on the Skegness coast, providing a new way for people to explore our beautiful coastline in an environmentally friendly way.

“The new path and the four-mile circular route which has now been created is a great way to get around, connecting all the popular visitor locations.”