Date: June 17, 2023.
Location: North Sea Observatory, Chapel St Leonards, Skegness, Lincolnshire.
Unleash the Fun Along the Lincolnshire Coastline
Get ready for a day filled with laughter and excitement as Chapel St Leonards invites you to a delightful celebration of the King Charles III England Coast Path on June 17. This free event at the North Sea Observatory promises a memorable experience for everyone, young and old.
Discover Nature’s Marvels
Step into a world of natural wonders as you explore the enchanting King Charles III England Coast Path. Since its opening in 2019, this 16-mile stretch from Skegness to Mablethorpe has unlocked access to the magnificent Lincolnshire coastline, revealing its stunning landscapes and rich biodiversity.
Stroll through the scenic coastal habitats of Anderby Marsh, Chapel Pit, and Wolla Bank Reedbed, where you’ll encounter a diverse array of wildlife. Keep an eye out for graceful bearded tits and charming reed buntings among the vibrant sand dunes, clay pits, and beaches.
Marvel at the captivating sight of knot, sanderling, and dunlin patrolling the waves, while adorable grey seals bob happily in the water. And on a summer evening, let the croaking chorus of natterjack toads serenade you.
Don’t miss the blooming purples and pinks of sea lavender, sea aster, and thrift, painting the sands with their vibrant hues.
Neil Constable, a programme manager for Natural England, said:
“We’re delighted to be hosting this event to celebrate our wonderful section of the King Charles III England Coast Path here in Lincolnshire. It’s a fantastic opportunity to come and find out more about the path and its rich local environment.”
“So whether you’re a seasoned walker or new to the coast path and would like to find out more, we’re very much looking forward to welcoming you.”
Exciting Activities for All Ages
Prepare for a day brimming with fun and adventure at the North Sea Observatory. With activities catering to all ages and interests, there’s something for everyone to enjoy:
- Unleash your creativity with Art on the Beach bookable workshops.
- Embark on a thrilling ride with the fabulous Cycling Without Age trike.
- Immerse yourself in captivating films by Dynamic Dunescapes and local communities.
- Be captivated by the exciting creations from UK New Artists.
- Learn about the impact of litter on wildlife and show your care for the beach and sea.
- Unwind and find inner peace with easy, gentle mindfulness walks.
- Dive into the magical world of life underwater at the OceanDome.
- Move, dance, and feel alive with our lively Silent disco.
- Explore the captivating “Pathways for Choice” exhibition at the North Sea Observatory’s very own art gallery.
- Meet delightful puppets and learn about their unique environments.
- Discover the wonders of local sea life with Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust and try your hand at sea-dipping.
- Play CLAWS, our new video game, and learn about Natural England’s marine conservation work.
- Admire the unique Beach of Dreams pennants by Kinetika on the beach.
- Join Bro Pro for a section of the path, walking between Skegness and Chapel St Leonards.
- Relax in the cozy book corner and let expert bookworms guide you through coastal literature.
- Tap your feet to lively local music from Table 14 Band, Sam Harrison, and The Rambling Yellowbellies.
- Discover how to protect the Lincolnshire coast’s spectacular coastline and local wildlife with Operation Seabird.
- Plot new adventures along the coast path and beyond with Go Jauntly and Countryside for All.
- Immerse yourself in captivating tales with Keith, the storyteller.
Connecting People with Nature
Opening access to the coast aligns with the government’s commitment to connecting people with nature and realizing the aspirations of the 25-Year Environment Plan. The King Charles III England Coast Path, once completed, will span approximately 2,700 miles, encircling the entire coast of England.
It will weave through breathtaking landscapes, linking iconic destinations with lesser-known areas and granting access to previously unexplored coastal regions.
This coastal path aims to connect individuals with nature, providing an opportunity for all to experience the physical and mental health benefits that the natural environment offers.
Join the Celebration at Chapel St Leonards
The event on June 17 promises a delightful array of activities for visitors to the North Sea Observatory. Participants can unleash their creativity through bookable Art on the Beach workshops, enjoy the unique experience of riding Cycling Without Age trikes, and witness films created by Dynamic Dunescapes and local communities.
Moreover, attendees can explore the “Pathways for Choice” exhibition at the North Sea Observatory’s art gallery, meet puppets representing different environments, and learn about marine conservation efforts through Natural England’s video game, CLAWS.
Other highlights include mindful walks, the OceanDome showcasing the magical underwater world, a lively silent disco, and engaging storytelling sessions.
Attendees can also learn about beach preservation, discover the Beach of Dreams pennants by Kinetika, embark on a section of the path with Bro Pro, and find literary inspiration at the book corner.
Live music performances from Table 14 Band, Sam Harrison, and The Rambling Yellowbellies will add a vibrant atmosphere to the celebration.
Plan Your Visit
For more information about the event and directions to the North Sea Observatory, please visit Englandcoastpath.org.