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In the Footsteps of Roman Legions
distance 11.99km Vertical gain +86m Vertical drop -90m Durée 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Fulletby - Lincolnshire

This walk links the villages of Fulletby, Tetford and Belchford and the hamlet of Salmonby. It is a walk with great variety - woods, fields, lakes and fine views.
The route takes in a section of the Viking Way long distance footpath and, for a while, follows the course of a Roman Road.

In the Shadow of Juicetrump
distance 6.77km Vertical gain +64m Vertical drop -56m Durée 2h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Belchford - Lincolnshire

This walk links the quiet villages of Belchford and Scamblesby in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds. Enjoy grassy paths, a stream and some fine hilltop views. There are numerous springs nearby which first attracted Neolithic settlers to the area. Two streams converge here to form the source of the River Waring, which flows to Horncastle to join the River Bain.

Walking Vales & Views ( Download : )
Vales & Views
distance 12.89km Vertical gain +158m Vertical drop -158m Durée 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Louth - Lincolnshire

This walk takes in the high points above Hubbard’s Hills before dropping down into the secluded Welton le Wold valley. Explore the historic church and parkland at South Elkington before journeying back to Louth.

Walking A Walk on the Wild Side ( Download : )
A Walk on the Wild Side
distance 11.39km Vertical gain +31m Vertical drop -29m Durée 3h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Ludford (Lincolnshire) - Lincolnshire

Starting from Ludford, this dog-friendly walk joins the Viking Way long distance footpath and leaves the village past the old 101 Squadron airfield, skirting the edge of the Deserted Medieval Village at Wykeham and leaving the Viking Way. Onwards and upwards to Great Tows, the highest point of the walk where there are fine views of the Wolds top and often a brisk breeze blowing.

Walking Long Bennington Viking Way ( Download : )
distance 9.02km Vertical gain +19m Vertical drop -19m Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Long Bennington - Lincolnshire

A nice, short walk across the countryside in Long Bennington just off the A1.

Walking Paths, Ponds and a Priory ( Download : )
Paths, Ponds and a Priory
distance 9.23km Vertical gain +76m Vertical drop -76m Durée 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Binbrook - Lincolnshire

A wonderful walk through grassy valleys and over open hilltops. The walk crosses the site of the old Orford Priory, now a series of lumps in the ground, once an important settlement.

In the Footsteps of Tennyson - Route 2
distance 8.18km Vertical gain +62m Vertical drop -63m Durée 2h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Greetham with Somersby - Lincolnshire

Starting from the quiet hamlet of Bag Enderby, this 5.5 miles walk explores the different aspects of the Wolds landscape, passing through Somersby, Tennyson's birthplace and home for the first twenty eight years of his life.

Louth, South Elkington, Hallington & Raithby
distance 11.33km Vertical gain +136m Vertical drop -136m Durée 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Louth - Lincolnshire

The terrain of this Lincolnshire walk on the outskirts of Louth varies considerably and includes parkland, meadows, the secluded Welton Vale and windswept heights of Jack's Furze reached by a permissive footpath that gives the best views of the entire walk.

Walking Well Walk ( Download : )
Well Walk
distance 13.53km Vertical gain +120m Vertical drop -112m Durée 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Alford (Lincolnshire) - Lincolnshire

This is a charming 8 miles walk from Alford to Well. There are steady climbs through beech woods to Ulceby, before following the road down to Skendleby Psalter. From here back to Well with its rare classical church and Well Vale Hall and its lakes.

On a clear day there are views of the coast and Wolds from the higher ground.

To Legsby & Linwood and back again
distance 5.77km Vertical gain +13m Vertical drop -13m Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Market Rasen - Lincolnshire

This walk starts from Market Rasen and heads through fields over the Coversands; soils which are very deep but which dry out quickly and are subject to wind erosion.

distance 13.52km Vertical gain +10m Vertical drop -11m Durée 3h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bardney - Lincolnshire

This Lincolnshire walk is somewhat different in that walkers can do some route finding for themselves. This is because Chambers Farm Wood has several self-guided, waymarked routes that can be used to vary my preferred route described below. Part of the walk follows quiet country lanes and traverses typical Lincolnshire countryside.

Walking In Ore of Our Past ( Download : )
In Ore of Our Past
distance 6.89km Vertical gain +90m Vertical drop -90m Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Nettleton (Lincolnshire) - Lincolnshire

This walk passes through an area that was, until just a few decades ago, one of the most industrial parts of the Wolds. Today the Nettleton Valley is a grassy, peaceful picturesque place, and from the top, there are fine views towards the River Trent and Lincoln.

Walking A Walk for all Seasons ( Download : )
A Walk for all Seasons
distance 7.1km Vertical gain +117m Vertical drop -113m Durée 2h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Belchford - Lincolnshire

This walk starts in Belchford, nestling in the Wolds, and goes to the attractive hilltop village of Fulletby. Following part of the Viking Way, you walk through an old meadow and on a clear day enjoy distant views of Lincoln Cathedral.
Absorb the heritage, scenery and wildlife in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Walking Ramble to Rigsby ( Download : )
Ramble to Rigsby
distance 7.52km Vertical gain +46m Vertical drop -46m Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Alford (Lincolnshire) - Lincolnshire

This is an enjoyable 5 mile circular walk from Alford up into the Lincolnshire Wolds at Rigsby before returning to Alford. The route follows grass tracks and quiet lanes as well as across some arable land. There are excellent views of the Lincolnshire coast and Alford town from the ridge and Rigsby.

Rigsby church has Norman features and a fine 15th century carved font.

distance 6.4km Vertical gain +12m Vertical drop -13m Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lincolnshire

A round trip of 4 miles for locals, with occasional views of Lincoln Cathedral and Ellis Mill.

A Route with a View via Claxby Wood
distance 16.73km Vertical gain +139m Vertical drop -132m Durée 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Market Rasen - Lincolnshire

A walk starting from Market Rasen going to Walesby over a variety of terrain from woodlands to farm tracks in the Wolds, allowing the chance to explore All Saints' Church, Walesby, affectionately known as the Ramblers' Church as well as offering dramatic views across Lincolnshire.

In the Footsteps of Tennyson - Route 1
distance 3.37km Vertical gain +21m Vertical drop -23m Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Greetham with Somersby - Lincolnshire

Starting from the quiet hamlet of Bag Enderby, this 2 miles walk explores the different aspects of the Wolds landscape, passing through Somersby, Tennyson's birthplace and home for the first twenty eight years of his life.

Walking Round Louth Walk ( Download : )
Round Louth Walk
distance 22.46km Vertical gain +158m Vertical drop -158m Durée 6h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hallington - Lincolnshire

The 14 mile Round Louth Walk circles the historic market town, journeying into the surrounding countryside of the Wolds and Marsh. The route is waymarked by a blue spire walk logo. Although the full walk is 14 miles long, there are shorter circular routes using various public footpaths back into town if you don't want to do it all in one day.

Walking Culverthorpe ( Download : )
distance 6.41km Vertical gain +35m Vertical drop -35m Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Culverthorpe and Kelby - Lincolnshire

A Lincolnshire walk that explores the parkland and surroundings of Culverthorpe Hall using some of the many local footpaths and also some of the "Stepping Out" paths set up by North Kesteven District Council.

Round Binbrook Walk via Mill
distance 5.27km Vertical gain +44m Vertical drop -52m Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Binbrook - Lincolnshire

This walk explores the area around the village in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds. The walk starts in the old Market Place, and although markets are no longer held here, it is still an important trading area of the village with many local shops.

In the Footsteps of Kolkr - Asterby
distance 4.74km Vertical gain +53m Vertical drop -54m Durée 1h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Goulceby - Lincolnshire

This pleasant 3 mile walk circles the attractive parishes of Goulceby and Asterby and takes you through gentle farmland, quiet lanes and along part of the Viking Way, offering stunning views over the Lincolnshire Wolds.

In the Footsteps of Kolkr - Red Hill
distance 5.64km Vertical gain +79m Vertical drop -81m Durée 1h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Goulceby - Lincolnshire

This pleasant 3.5 mile walk circles the attractive parishes of Goulceby and Asterby and takes you through gentle farmland, quiet lanes and along part of the Viking Way, offering stunning views over the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Walking On Top of the Wolds ( Download : )
On Top of the Wolds
distance 8.39km Vertical gain +94m Vertical drop -92m Durée 2h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Louth - Lincolnshire

This is a delightful 5.5 mile walk taking you high into the Wolds. There are fine views to the coast and back to Louth with St James's Church spire visible for miles. Walking along tracks and paths, this really does give a flavour of hilly Lincolnshire.

Through Louth and Hubbard's Hill
distance 5.02km Vertical gain +55m Vertical drop -49m Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Louth - Lincolnshire

Hubbard's Hills was donated to the town of Louth by the trustees of Auguste Alphonse Pahud, and opened to the public on 1 August 1907.

Walking A Route with a View ( Download : )
A Route with a View
distance 11.89km Vertical gain +98m Vertical drop -92m Durée 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Market Rasen - Lincolnshire

This walk starts from Market Rasen heading for Walesby, mainly along roads and quiet lanes, allowing the chance to explore All Saints Church, Walesby, affectionately known as the ‘Ramblers’ Church’ as well as offering dramatic views across Lincolnshire.

Louth to North Ormsby - Louth Cycle Route 6
distance 30.75km Vertical gain +131m Vertical drop -132m Durée 2.5 hrs Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Louth - Lincolnshire

This is an energetic ride combining level cycling with a challenging climb out of North Ormsby, however the views out to the coast are well worth it!

Hubbard's Hills to Welsdale Bottom - Louth Cycle Route 5
distance 16.86km Vertical gain +134m Vertical drop -130m Durée 1.5 hrs Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Louth - Lincolnshire

A challenging ride to one of the areas highest points to enjoy panoramic views of the Wolds and beyond.

Hubbard's Hills to Red Hill - Louth Cycle Route 4
distance 18.71km Vertical gain +129m Vertical drop -124m Durée 2 hr Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Louth - Lincolnshire

This route between two of the areas most renowned beauty spots, begins with a steady climb up the eastern rise of the Wolds but ends with a rewarding downhill return with spectacular views.

Legbourne to Belleau - Louth Cycle Route 3
distance 24.52km Vertical gain +134m Vertical drop -134m Durée 2 hr Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Legbourne - Lincolnshire

A strenuous ride on the south eastern edge of the Wolds, bordering attractive woodland near Burwell.

Legbourne to Authorpe - Louth Cycle Route 2
distance 21.43km Vertical gain +56m Vertical drop -56m Durée 2 hr Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Legbourne - Lincolnshire

Passing through a series of lovely Lincolnshire villages, this route starts with a good climb on the edge of the Wolds and finishes with level cycling on the middle marsh.

Louth to Grimoldby - Louth Cycle Route 1
distance 18.5km Vertical gain +16m Vertical drop -16m Durée 1.5 hrs Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Louth - Lincolnshire

A gentle cycle ride around the villages to the east of Louth - an ideal way to re-introduce yourself to cycling.

Horncastle to Rowgate Hill - Horncastle Cycle Route 4
distance 32.56km Vertical gain +186m Vertical drop -187m Durée 3 hrs Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Horncastle - Lincolnshire

Follow the Bain Valley, cross Roman Roads and explore wide verge lined lanes before a strenuous ride up to the Bluestone Heath Road. Take your time – the views are worth it!

Horncastle to Harrington - Horncastle Cycle Route 3
distance 31.43km Vertical gain +202m Vertical drop -202m Durée 3 hrs Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Horncastle - Lincolnshire

A cycle ride through the ages – Civil War battlefield, Georgian Manor House and a Victorian Poet's birthplace – this route is on narrow lanes around the Lymn & Waring river valleys.

Horncastle to Fulletby via Greetham - Horncastle Cycle Route 2
distance 22.95km Vertical gain +151m Vertical drop -150m Durée 2 hr Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Horncastle - Lincolnshire

Exploring the valleys of the Rivers Bain and Waring, with an uphill section that's worth the view!

Horncastle to Fulletby - Horncastle Cycle Route 2
distance 17.38km Vertical gain +134m Vertical drop -134m Durée 1.5 hrs Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Horncastle - Lincolnshire

Exploring the valleys of the Rivers Bain and Waring, with an uphill section that's worth the view! This is the shorter option but why not do those extra few miles by going the whole distance!

Horncastle to Miningsby - Horncastle Cycle Route 1
distance 22.15km Vertical gain +107m Vertical drop -99m Durée 1.5 hrs Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Horncastle - Lincolnshire

A gentle cycle ride exploring the villages to the south east of Horncastle – taking in the historic parkland of Scrivelsby – an ideal route to reintroduce you to cycling.

Following Woods and Mills via Tealby
distance 16.45km Vertical gain +130m Vertical drop -123m Durée 5h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Market Rasen - Lincolnshire

This walk starts from Market Rasen and heads through fields and woods going high into the Wolds for some fine views towards Lincoln on a clear day. Arguably, Tealby is one of the prettiest villages in the Wolds; it is a good stopping point for a break or refreshments.

Walking Following Woods and Mills ( Download : )
Following Woods and Mills
distance 7.77km Vertical gain +23m Vertical drop -23m Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Market Rasen - Lincolnshire

This walk starts from Market Rasen and heads through woods and fields towards the Wolds, returning along a road.

Walking Walk in the Woods ( Download : )
Walk in the Woods
distance 11.25km Vertical gain +26m Vertical drop -24m Durée 3h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Market Rasen - Lincolnshire

This walk starts from Market Rasen and heads through fields and woodlands towards Willingham Woods, returning along a road. On a clear day, the views of the Lincolnshire Wolds are impressive and you may be able to see the Claxby Radar Tower on the horizon.

Walk in the Woods via Legsby Wood
distance 12.99km Vertical gain +39m Vertical drop -39m Durée 3h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Market Rasen - Lincolnshire

This walk starts from Market Rasen and heads through fields and woodlands towards Willingham Woods, taking you through farmland over Coversands; soils that are very deep and acidic. On a clear day, the views of the Lincolnshire Wolds are impressive and you may be able to see the Claxby Radar Tower on the horizon.

From Cricket Fields to Green Lanes
distance 6.67km Vertical gain +8m Vertical drop -8m Durée 1h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Market Rasen - Lincolnshire

This walk starts from Market Rasen heading for Middle Rasen. Mainly along roads, bridleways and quiet lanes. Lovely views of the Lincolnshire Wolds can be seen on this walk.

From Cricket Fields to Green Lanes via Mill Lane
distance 8.92km Vertical gain +8m Vertical drop -8m Durée 2h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Market Rasen - Lincolnshire

This walk starts from Market Rasen heading for Middle Rasen. Mainly along roads, bridleways and quiet lanes. Lovely views of the Lincolnshire Wolds can be seen on this walk.

To Legsby & Linwood and back again via Linwood Road
distance 7.51km Vertical gain +13m Vertical drop -13m Durée 2h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Market Rasen - Lincolnshire

This walk starts from Market Rasen and heads through fields over the Coversands; soils which are very deep but which dry out quickly and are subject to wind erosion. The route follows the National Cycle Route for a distance.

To Legsby & Linwood and Back again via Linwood Warren
distance 9.51km Vertical gain +31m Vertical drop -31m Durée 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Market Rasen - Lincolnshire

This walk starts from Market Rasen and heads through fields over the Coversands; soils which are very deep but which dry out quickly and are subject to wind erosion. This route gives you the opportunity to explore a heathland nature reserve.

Walking Round Binbrook Walk ( Download : )
Round Binbrook Walk
distance 3.03km Vertical gain +21m Vertical drop -21m Durée 0h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Binbrook - Lincolnshire

This walk explores the area around the village in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds. The walk starts in the old Market Place, and although markets are no longer held here, it is still an important trading area of the village with many local shops.

On Foot from Fotherby - Utterby
distance 8.94km Vertical gain +71m Vertical drop -71m Durée 2h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Fotherby - Lincolnshire

A delightful 6 mile walk from Fotherby taking in Utterby, passing Packhorse Bridge and St Andrew's church before joining the disused railway line. There are fine views of the eastern edge of the Wolds, across the marsh towards the coastline and round to the Humber.

On Foot from Fotherby - North Elkington
distance 8.94km Vertical gain +96m Vertical drop -96m Durée 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Fotherby - Lincolnshire

A pleasant 6 miles walk from Fotherby towards North Elkington, passing through a Deserted Medieval Village, with fine views of the eastern edge of the Wolds, across the marsh towards the coastline and round to the Humber.

Walking A walk for all Ages ( Download : )
A walk for all Ages
distance 8.58km Vertical gain +54m Vertical drop -58m Durée 2h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in South Thoresby - Lincolnshire

This walk combines the history and wildlife of an ancient Wolds valley with the open space and stunning views of the Wolds and the coast, along with a visit to South Thoresby Warren Local Nature Reserve. You can also strike out into the Swaby valley or visit the small church of St. Leonard at Haugh.

Two Churches and a Canal via North Cockerington
distance 14.99km Vertical gain +17m Vertical drop -17m Durée 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Louth - Lincolnshire

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a 8.5 mile walk exploring the Louth Canal and nearby village of North Cockerington. Keep a watch for the darting blue of the kingfisher or the antics of the moorhens as they squabble amongst themselves.

Walking Two Churches and a Canal ( Download : )
Two Churches and a Canal
distance 9.98km Vertical gain +15m Vertical drop -15m Durée 2h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Louth - Lincolnshire

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a 6 mile walk exploring the Louth Canal and nearby village of Alvingham, with two churches in one churchyard. Keep a watch for the darting blue of the kingfisher or the antics of the moorhens as they squabble amongst themselves.