Visiting Bottesford Beck linear park is now easier following North Lincolnshire Council’s £60,000 investment in improved parking facilities.
The existing lay-by has been extended by 70 metres to offer parking for an additional 11-12 vehicles next to the park entrance on Messingham Road.
Current restrictions are set to be extended to the new section of the lay-by, meaning a waiting time of three hours with no return between 9am and 6pm.
It is hoped the improved provision will encourage more people to access the park and café when taking their outdoor exercise.
The linear park is around three miles long and runs along the beck from Messingham Road to Lakeside.
The path is easily accessed, with information boards at regular intervals and gives walkers, runners and cyclists the chance to see a rich variety of birds, butterflies, pond life and wildflowers.
Café Natura, at the entrance to the park, is currently offering a takeaway service seven days a week so visitors can grab a coffee and a snack after a walk. The café is dog friendly.
The café is connected to Act Fast independent school at Kieradan Park in Messingham which supports those who struggle in mainstream schools, and it gives young people an opportunity to gain work experience and life skills.
It is planned to expand the menu and fully open in a Covid-secure way when Government guidelines permit.