I wrote this guide to the Sir Peter Scott Walk in 2011 for people like me that don't normally walk a long way and that need a bit more information before they do.
The Sir Peter Scott Walk runs between the East Bank Lighthouse and West Lynn. From there, you can take a short ferry across to King's Lynn (not running on Sundays). The original article was swallowed by the internet and after many requests to republish it, I do so here. Sadly, I can't find the photographs that went with it.
The article covers the walk from the West Lynn end and ending up at the lighthouse, although the information can also be used from the other end. So Wimps - get to it!
The Wash National Nature Reserve
The Wash is the most important National Nature reserve in the UK and one of England’s last great wildernesses, a place where you can enjoy true tranquility, as well as the excitement of some of England’s great wildlife spectacles. The Wash National Nature Reserve is the biggest reserve in England, covering over 8880 ha. It’s also the most important wetland site in the UK, with its vast mudflats and huge expanse of saltmarsh supporting thousands of birds all year round. In winter, the Reserve attracts large numbers of wildfowl including pink-footed geese, brent geese and shelduck, while in the summer, waders and seabirds come here to breed. The Wash is also one of the best breeding areas in England for common seals.
Places of interest near East Sutton Lighthouse
The Lighthouse and Ships: Everybody loves a lighthouse. There is just something about them - perhaps the air of mystery and romance as well as the remote locations. Their role in saving ships from danger or guiding them home seems almost magical at times, bearing in mind how many miles the light beam can travel at night when using such a small light source (see Fresnel lenses). Many of these ships and sailors with their precious cargos of goods or passengers, will never ever be seen from the lighthouse as they pass in the dark but their debt to the lighthouse and it's keeper is no less for that.
It is not possible to overate the achievements of Sir Peter Scott nor to separate the image of the man from the lighthouse that brought his life into focus.
The following are links to YouTube video's with stunning views of the much loved Sir Peter Scott Lighthouse and tributes to Sir Peter Scott and his lifetime of achievements.