Days Out: Spurn Discovery Centre

September 2007''The old lighthouse, Spurn Point, East Yorkshire.''Picture by Les Gibbon�Hull News & Pictures'Tel: 07971 546747
September 2007''The old lighthouse, Spurn Point, East Yorkshire.''Picture by Les Gibbon�Hull News & Pictures'Tel: 07971 546747
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Described as Yorkshire’s very own ‘Land’s End’, Spurn’s iconic landscape has been a draw for visitors for generations and boasts a renowned array of diverse, wildlife-rich habitats.

Managed by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Spurn Discovery Centre offers everything visitors need to explore the wonderfully unique destination, ensuring every adventure is inspiring, safe and enjoyable.

One of the UK’s top migration watch points, Spurn offers bracing walks and panoramic sea views all year round, allowing visitors to wander freely over much of the nature reserve with the help of information boards on the paths. There are stunning views of the reserve and estuary from the Discovery Centre café too.

If you don’t fancy the bracing walk or cycle ride to the point, or if you are looking for a day out with a difference, check out the Spurn Safari.

The Spurn Safari allows families to discover wildlife and heritage on board a 4x4, which travels with ease across the long stretch of sand that extends three and half miles into the Humber Estuary.

The guided three-hour tour down the Point includes a visit to the Spurn Lighthouse, one of the highest publicly accessible lighthouses in Northern England - climb to the top to enjoy unparalleled panoramic views from the 128ft-high lantern room at Yorkshire’s very own ‘Land’s End’.

SPURN DISCOVERY CENTRE

Address: Spurn National Nature Reserve, Spurn Head, Hull, HU12 0UG

Opening times: 9am-7pm every day until Sunday September 16 and 9-5pm during winter months

Admission: Entry to Spurn National Nature Reserve is free. Pay and display parking. Event and activity prices vary.

Website: www.ywt.org.uk

Telephone: 01964 650 533

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