THE NAZE
NAZE PROTECTION SOCIETY
NAZE HERITAGE PROJECT
CRAG WALK
  NAZE PROTECTION SOCIETY
The Naze Protection Society (NPS) is a registered charity that aims to promote and protect The Naze. Since the Naze Tower opened to the public in 2004 we have been working with the NPS to protect the Tower from the sea. Time was running out for the Tower, when it was built in 1720 it was ¼ mile inland but today it stands only 50 metres from the cliff edge. After 30 years of campaigning and fundraising the NPS achieved with the Naze Heritage Project the construction of Crag Walk thus saving another section of the Naze and the Tower from the sea.

NAZE HERITAGE PROJECT
The Naze Tower, Naze Protection Society, Essex Wildlife Trust, Tendring District Council, Essex County Council, Frinton and Walton Town Council and local landowners are working in partnership to secure the future for the Naze as a nationally important area for its heritage and wildlife.
The first phase of the Naze Heritage Project was to construct Crag Walk, which was completed in 2011. Following that, the aim of the Project is to improve the management of the Naze open space for the benefit of the heritage, wildlife, geological and education interest and to improve the facilities for local people and visitors.

The second phase led by Essex Wildlife Trust (EWT) is now complete. The Naze Education & Visitor Centre was granted planning permission by Tendring District Council (TDC) in November 2013. A £1.14 million grant to build the centre was secured from the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund in March 2014. Then, in June 2014, TDC agreed to manage the Naze on a shared basis with EWT, involving a Management Board. The building work on the new Essex Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre at the Naze started in April 2015 and was finished in December. The centre opened in September 2016. 



CRAG WALK

Crag Walk is a 110m educational public access and viewing platform that is sited along the beach in front of the southern end of the Naze cliffs. The walkway provides views of the cliffs, interpretation boards and public access at high and low tide. It also protects a section of the Naze public open space and the Naze Tower from the sea. 

Crag Walk took 6 months to build and was completed in April 2011. The project cost £1.2 million. Funds were secured by Tendring District (£500,000) via the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs –Pathfinder Fund, Essex County Council (£500,00) and the Naze Protection Society (£200,000).

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