The Marshland Trail

    Successful Launch


The Marshland Trail


     On Friday 18th of May the Marshland Local History Group successfully launched The Marshland Trail – A journey through the villages of Swinefleet, Reedness, Whitgift, Ousefleet and Adlingfleet.

     With grants obtained from LEADER and the Heritage Lottery Fund we were able to produce a booklet describing this journey and the installation of three Interpretation Boards, at Swinefleet, Reedness and Adlingfleet.

     Guests from RSPB, Howden Civic Society, several Rambling Associations, several history groups, parish and local councillors and many other interested parties arrived at Swinefleet Village Hall to help launch The Marshland Trail.

      The president of The Marshland Local History Group gave a speech explaining how the History Group developed the Trail leading up to the successful applications for the grants enabling The Marshland Trail to come to fruition.  He also thanked people from the villages for all their help in allowing the History Group to carry out the project.

      One of the objectives of the Marshland History Group is to promote pride, interest and a sense of belonging to the community and it is hoped that the Trail, through the forgotten area known as Marshland, will see many visitors to the area, helping to sustain the business’ in the area and visit our historic churches and we hope this initiative will also help other projects in our community.

      The booklets will be available from History Group members, local libraries, churches and other local outlets.






  Information about the Coast, Wolds, Wetlands LEADER programme can be found at

  The LEADER programme is being financed by the European Agriculture Fund for Rural Development and Defra as part of the Rural Development Programme for England.

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Supported by The National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund