We have all heard of the well known Land's End, we have also heard of the iconic John O'Groats however the most easterly point in the UK - Ness Point has always slipped shy of the radar, but no longer with a funding grant of £1,000,000 that has been agreed to boost tourism to this fantastic area of Suffolk!
A successful bid was made by Waveney District Council - on behalf of the Lowestoft Coastal Communities Team - to the Department of Communities and Local Government to receive the grant to regenerate Lowestoft Ness. Current plans are for the site to be transformed into a tourist destination and attraction similar to other cardinal points at John O’Groats and Land’s End.
It is hoped that the project will improve access, knowledge, participation and enjoyment of the area and its unique maritime heritage which in turn will provide a boost to the local economy.
Some UK coast facts
Land's End to John o' Groats is the traversal of the whole length of the island of Great Britain between two extremities; in the South West and North East. The traditional distance by road is 874 miles (1,407 km) and takes most cyclists ten to fourteen days; the record for running the route is nine days. Off-road walkers typically walk about 1,200 miles (1,900 km) and take two or three months for the expedition. Two much-photographed signposts indicate the traditional distance at each end. Perhaps the east will become a new tourist hot spot and go to destination for UK coast lovers!