Hornsea Distance Markers Trail
FREE FUN, FRESH AIR AND FITNESS Follow marked trails on the Seafront Promenade and the Trans Pennine Trail in Hornsea.
HORNSEA PROMENADE 1K TRAIL
The trail starts on the South Promenade (120 meters south of the Trans Pennine Trail Seamark towards the Boathouse). Soak up Hornsea’s beautiful coastline as you walk, run or stroll along the award-winning Promenade, with views south to the spire of Mappleton Church and north to the light houses and white cliffs of Flamborough.
You can now measure how far you’ve come with distance markers every 200 metres along the Promenade.
Look out for all five markers – each marker has a picture of a different sea bird which you might see on your trip along the Promenade. Follow the markers along the lower promenade for 1 kilometre, all the way to the end of the North Promenade. If you go that far you’ve covered over half of a mile (or 0.6 to be exact). Walk back and you’ve managed 2 kilometres! Kids! Get yourself a piece of paper and some crayons and collect rubbings of all five sea birds shown on the markers.
1 MILE ALONG THE TRANS PENNINE TRAIL
- 1/2 a mile along the Trans Pennine Trail.......starting from the Trans Pennine Trail Gateway along Sands Lane.
Enjoy a walk, run or ride along the Trans Pennine Trail. You can now measure how far you’ve come by following a measured ½ a mile along the trail.
At the ¼ and ½ mile points you will find a marker post, much like the ones that would have been found along this route when it was a railway line (between 1864 and 1964).
The markers will take you along the trail a distance of ½ a mile (or 1 mile by return).
You can continue along the Trans Pennine Trail, which runs all across England, 215 miles to Southport in Lancashire.
For more information about the heritage of this trail and the variety of wildlife and nature you may come across, see the information boards on the wall by the seating area of the Gateway to the Trail.