An exciting new trail has just been installed on Withernsea promenade. Withernsea Fossil Trail, a part of the Withernsea Seafront Improvement Plan, has been funded by East Riding of Yorkshire Council. The trail sees eleven distance markers made out of reclaimed ‘groynes’ from the old sea defences, placed every 200 metres (a furlong) along the promenade in both directions from Pier Towers. Each post has a marker plaque showing an image of one of the types of fossils that can be found on Withernsea beach. Withernsea Seafront Improvement Plan aims to increase the attractiveness and usage of the seafront for the whole community and visitors to Withernsea and it is hoped that this initiative will act as a catalyst for further regeneration of the town.
Kevan Hough, chair of Withernsea and South East Holderness Regeneration Partnership (W&SEHRP), said: “The Regeneration Partnership is very pleased that the fossil trail is now in place. The original idea for the trail came from our board members and we incorporated this idea into our Seafront Improvement Plan. This trail is unique, we could not find a similar trail anywhere else in the world. Originally we were just going to have distance markers but we saw the potential to add to this, hence Fossil Furlongs. We are very grateful to East Riding of Yorkshire Council for funding the project and to Jack Almond for technical advice and
encouragement. I am looking forward to seeing the pleasure the trail will bring to everyone. You can pick up a trail leaflet or download one from the Withernsea1 website.”