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History of Fishermans Walk

We bought this site in 1912, on the understanding that it would become a public pleasure ground.

Before then the area was untamed dunes and cliff top vegetation. The name comes from the old trails made by local fishermen as they used this route to get to the sea.

These trails were used to form the public paths after we began transforming the site. The Fisherman’s Walk rest garden was opened in 1937 and the stone wall you can see today was part of this original garden.

The woodland at the other end of the park was cleared and replanted in the 1990s as part of the Gardens of Excellence programme.

The park is cared for by the Friends of Fisherman’s Walk. They’ve undertaken bulb planting, repainted the bandstand and have arranged for woodland sculptures by a local artist to be placed in the park. They also arrange events and activities throughout the year.

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