Spurn Lighthouse Open Day
Monday 20th March 2017
Spurn Lighthouse (Credit George Stoyle)
Join Yorkshire Wildlife Trust as they celebrate the one year anniversary of Spurn Lighthouse opening to the public.
On April 2nd Spurn Lighthouse will be open to the public free of charge from 10am – 5pm to celebrate its one year anniversary. Join Yorkshire Wildlife Trust staff and volunteers for a whole host of events and activities surrounding the lighthouse.
Spurn Lighthouse sits within Spurn National Nature Reserve, a 3.5 mile long sandy peninsula stretching into the North Sea. In 2016 the Spurn Lighthouse restoration was completed thanks to National Lottery players, with £470,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and additional support from the Coastal Communities Fund and the Big Lottery Fund.
The lighthouse has welcome over 4000 visitors since it opened last year; climbing to the top and enjoying the 360-degree view of the area providing a highlight for many.
Andrew Mason, Heritage Officer with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust said: “Spurn Lighthouse depicts the natural, maritime and defence heritage of the area. It’s a wonderful place to discover all of the hidden stories within this amazing landscape.”
There is lots planned to celebrate the one year anniversary. You can join the Trust on a wildlife walk or Spurn Safari. For those who love to create, join Artist Larry Malkin for a sketch and stroll, listen to music and poetry readings. There is something for everyone.
Andy continued: “If you have not had chance to explore the lighthouse since it first opened then do pop in. You will be warmly welcomed by our wonderful team of volunteer ‘Lighthouse Keepers’.
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