Work is welll under way at the visitor pontoons. Picture: Paul Tibbs

Work to extend the visitor pontoons in King’s Lynn is well under way.

The work to increase the number of leisure boats which can be moored at the site began last month and piling is now complete, with several floats and pontoons in place.

The Sail the Wash initiative, which received Coastal Communities funding of £679,000, is designed to enhance existing and create more opportunities for leisure craft wanting to visit The Wash area and surrounding waterways. 

The West Norfolk Council-led project includes improvements to the mooring and navigational infrastructure throughout The Wash area, with pontoon extensions at Lynn this year and Sutton Bridge next year.

Marketing and promotional materials will also be developed to establish a Sail the Wash brand and market it among the boating fraternity to try to attract additional tourism to the area.

The Wash is a designated European Marine Site, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is incorporated into the Greater Wash Special Protection Area.