Chapel Point to Anderby Creek

Description

Enjoy a circular walk from Chapel Point to Anderby Creek and back again. The walk passes an old pill box, a number of nature reserves, a cloud viewing platform and the Round and Round House bird hide. The walk uses village and field paths, quiet roads and the beach. It is mostly easy level walking, you may encounter stiles. The walk starts at Chapel Point 1 mile north of Chapel St Leonards.

Distance

Short walk
3.75 miles (six kilometres)

Long walk 
5.5 miles (8.5 kilometres)

Starting point
North Sea Observatory
Anderby Road, Chapel St Leonards
Grid reference: TF 562 732
Post code: PE24 5XA
Directions
  1. Leave the car park via the entrance, cross the road, turn left and then immediately right, past Chapel Point Nature Area. After approximately 90m turn right onto a public footpath through the entrance of Eastfields Park. Take the second road on the left, signed public footpath, and after approximately 60m bear diagonally right to the far corner of the grassed area.  Turn right and walk between the rows of chalets to a bridge'
  2. Cross the bridge, turn left and walk around the edge of the caravan park to a kissing gate.  Go through the gate, and follow the driveway past the house and out of the caravan park to join a road.  Follow the road straight ahead for approximately 400m to a T-junction.  Continue straight ahead along the road for approximately 200m.
  3. Turn right along Stones Lane.
  4. At the end of the lane, by a small compound, carry straight on, keeping the drainage ditch on your right. Follow the drain for approximately 550m to a junction with a track and footpath.
  5. Turn right and follow the footpath as it bends to the left.
  6. As the path bends to the right, leave this path and walk straight ahead along another footpath, keeping the ditch on your left.  Follow the path straight on as it becomes a track.
  7. At a junction of paths, turn right over a bridge and walk straight ahead along the field edge to a road.
  8. Cross the road with care and walk up the track opposite and follow the permissive path along the top of Roman Bank to Wolla Bank.
  9. At the road turn left to the car park. This is where the long and short routes divide.  For the short walk walk straight ahead onto the beach, turn right and walk along the beach to return to the North Sea Observatory.  For the long walk turn left and walk through the car park and follow the path straight ahead behind the dunes to the Round and Round House.  This path forms part of the England Coast Path, and runs along the edge of Wolla Bank Reedbed and Anderby Marsh nature reserves.
  10. Climb up to the Round and Round House.  Follow the steps down towards the sea.  At the end of the steps turn left along the path between the dunes.  Follow the path in front of the houses to Anderby Creek.
  11. To continue the walk go on to the beach, turn right and walk along the beach for approximately 3km (2 miles) to the North Sea Observatory and the starting point.
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Accessibility/suitability
Suitable for families with older children.
Facilities available on this walk
  • linked to public transport
  • parking
  • refreshments
  • toilets
  • village/town
Features of this walk
  • coast
  • historical interest
  • wildlife interest
Map of starting point