Trust issues high-tide warning to Spurn Point visitors

Published: Wednesday 18th November 2015 by KCFM

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Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is warning people to take extra care while visiting Spurn Point after weekend high tides made the sand unstable.

The trust revealed that its 4×4 vehicles and those used by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and Associated British Ports have struggled to travel across the stretch of peninsula where the tide washes over.

Peter Waddingham, Spurn Gateway manager, said: “We have been experiencing wash-overs during high tides at Spurn since the tidal surge in 2013 but as always, storms bring them in greater force.

“We, along with our tenants ABP and the RNLI are working together to find solutions to this seasonal change at Spurn.

“Visitor safety is our primary concern, so if you are planning a visit to Spurn please take extra precautions and follow our guidance on site.”

People who are planning to visit Spurn Point are advised to check tide times beforehand.

A YWT spokeswoman said: “Strong currents and soft sand underfoot mean that it is very dangerous to enter the water and visitors are advised not to make any attempt to cross the wash-over until all the water has gone.”




Published: Wednesday 18th November 2015 by KCFM

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