Chapel St Leonards


Chapel St Leonards is situated on the coast 8 kilometres (5 miles) north of Skegness on the edge of the Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park.

The walk uses field paths, quiet lanes, roadside pavements and may be muddy in places. There are no stiles on this walk, but you may encounter livestock.

Ordnance Survey maps: Explorer 274 Skegness, Alford and Spilsby Landranger 122 Skegness and Horncastle


8 kilometres (5 miles). At a leisurely pace the walk will take approximately 2.5 hours to complete.

Starting point
The Green
Chapel St Leonards
PE24 5TG

Grid reference: TF 561 722
  1. From The Green walk east along Sea Road, signed St Leonards church and Skegness.
    Walk past The Griffin and Village Hall to the crossroads.
  2. Take the second left, Church Lane, and follow it to the church entrance.
    Follow the path to the right of the church to a kissing gate on the right.
  3. Go through the gate and follow the path to the left to a junction of paths.
    Turn right, towards the houses. Follow the path straight on, through several gates to a road, next to The Ship Inn.
  4. Turn left, cross the drain, turn left and then almost immediately right along a footpath between houses.
    Cross the bridge and walk straight ahead across the field to a hedge corner and fingerpost.
    Continue straight on along the field to the corner.
  5. Cross the bridge and turn left along the path between hedges to junction with a tarmac lane.
    Turn left and follow the lane for approx 75 metres.
    Turn right onto a footpath and bear diagonally left across the field to the corner and fingerpost.
  6. Go through the gap in the hedge and walk straight ahead, keeping the hedge on your right, to a road.
  7. Turn right and follow the road, Workhouse Lane.
  8. At the junction with Stones Lane continue straight on.
  9. At the next junction, where the road bends to the right, continue straight ahead along the no through road, Maiden Lane.
    Continue straight on into Nelson Villa Caravan Park and follow the driveway to the right of the house before bearing right to a gate in the fence line.
  10. Go through the gate, turn right, and follow the path between fences and then left beside a drain to a bridge.
  11. Cross the bridge and after walking between the chalets bear diagonally left across the grass to the road.
    Turn left and at the T-junction turn right and leave Eastfields Park.
  12. Turn left and at the T-junction cross the road with care and turn right.
  13. Turn left opposite The Trafalgar, onto Ancaster Avenue, and almost immediately turn left along the footpath to the sea wall.
  14. Turn right and follow the promenade for approx. 800 metres (0.5 mile) to Chapel Pullover.
  15. Turn right to return to The Green and the start point.
    To visit the Admiral Benbow beach bar continue along the promenade for approx 100 metres.
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Accessibility and suitability
  • Parking: There are car parks in the village.
  • Public transport: Buses run regularly between Skegness and Mablethorpe.
Facilities available on this walk
  • Refreshments: There is a good selection of shops and places to eat and drink in the village centre as well as The Ship Inn, The North Sea Observatory and The Trafalgar along the walk route.
Map of starting point