‘Most’ Gibraltar Point paths now open, but visitor centre and toilets to remain closed ‘for some time’

Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve.
Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve.

The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust has given a fresh update on repair work to the tidal surge hit Gibraltar Point reserve south of Skegness.

In a fresh update, released yesterday (Thursday), the trust said that “most” paths and hides are open, but added that the visitor centre and toilets are still closed, and will be so “for some time” owing to the severe flood damage they suffered in early December.

A spokesperson for the trust said: “Most paths and birdwatching hides are open but the visitor centre, café and toilets are closed.

“The visitor centre, café and toilets are severely flood damaged and will be closed for some time.

“The Beach Car Park (north car park) is open. From this car park there is access to the hides on Tennyson’s Sands and Jackson’s Marsh. The Mere hide is also open.

“The Mill Pond Road to Mill Hill viewpoint is open [but] there is no access to the Fenland Lagoon hides due to serious footpath damage.

“The West Dunes are closed due to the presence of cattle.

“The main visitor centre car park is open from 8.30pm until dusk.

“From this car park there is access to the beach and the east dunes to Mill Hill viewpoint,” they added.

Elsewhere in Lincolnshire the trust says that the seal viewing area at Donna Nook also remains closed, while the Far Ings sanctuary is partially open but access is restricted.