The Coastal Opportunities Gateway (or COG) is a project helping to improve the tourism offer and business trading conditions in rural villages at risk from coastal change and climate change. The £475,000 project is funded by the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund and runs until 30 September 2017.
The Coastal Opportunities Gateway (or COG) is designed to benefit the people who live, work or spend leisure time in undefended villages which are vulnerable to coastal change or climate change or both. The project will achieve this by:
Please note: under the conditions set out by the project funder, the Coastal Opportunities Gateway cannot fund new coastal defences or issue grants to third parties.
We are now taking bookings for free guided walks supported by The Ramblers and Flamborough Head Management Scheme as part of the Visit Hull and East Yorkshire Walking and Outdoors Festival 2017:
10.30am - 12.45pm on Monday, 11 September
On this guided linear walk along a golden beach, you’ll pass towering cliffs inhabited by sand martins, soft sand dunes, and traditional seaside attractions. Free lunch and transport to Barmston. Meet at Langdale Wharf Car Park, Bridlington, YO16 4LE (charges apply). Sorry, no dogs allowed.
1.00 - 4.00pm on Tuesday, 12 September
Join us for a guided linear walk over golden sands and cliff tops, through green fields, and along quiet country lanes. Admire views of distant Flamborough and English Heritage’s Skipsea Castle as we showcase the rural coast before the arrival of the England Coast Path in 2018. Free lunch and transport to Fraisthorpe. Meet at Skipsea Village Hall, Bridlington Road, Skipsea, YO25 8TJ. Sorry, no dogs allowed.
9.30am - 12.45pm on Wednesday, 13 September
Join the guided linear walk around Flamborough Head to marvel at the local geology and seabird colony, and to take in some of the locations used to film the recent Dad’s Army movie. Free lunch and transport to North Landing. Meet at Sewerby Hall Car Park, Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1EA. Sorry, no dogs allowed.
10.00am - 2.45pm on Thursday, 14 September
This guided walk offers spectacular views of the coast at Easington and of wildlife and industry co-existing on the banks of the River Humber. Free lunch. Meet at All Saints' Church, The Square, Easington, HU12 0TS. Sorry, no dogs allowed.
10.30am-12.00pm on Friday, 15 September
Join us for a guided circular walk as we showcase the rural coast before the arrival of the England Coast Path in 2018. We’ll stroll through green fields and along quiet country lanes, enjoying pleasant sea views towards Flamborough. Free lunch. Meet at the Black Bull Inn, Sands Lane, Barmston, YO25 8PG. Sorry, no dogs allowed.
Advance booking is essential as places are strictly limited. To reserve your place, please contact Jackson Sage:
Telephone: 01482 391758
Yes. We welcome ideas for improving links between village centres and the coast and preparing coastal communities for the opening of the England Coast Path.
We received suggestions during public events in Aldbrough, Skipsea, Tunstall/Roos and Easington during spring 2016. We are now working with local people and consultants to take forward the most desirable, practical and affordable options in 2017.
To put forward your own ideas for making the villages even better places in which to live, work or spend free time, please email email@example.com.
Although the Coastal Opportunities Gateway project no longer employs a dedicated business adviser, you might qualify for free business support, advice or training from the Council. For further information visit our business advice page.
To learn more about the Coastal Opportunities Gateway (COG) project, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.