Swanpool and Forest Park Circular

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

Technical sheet
No. 4132833
A Lincolnshire walk posted on 02/10/20 by . Update : 05/10/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h50[?]
Distance Distance : 6.4km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 12m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 13m
Highest point Highest point : 17m
Lowest point Lowest point : 4m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Lincolnshire
Starting point Starting point : N 53.22352° / W 0.593435°
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Description

(D/A) Starting from the junction of Skellingthorpe Road and Chalgrove Way, the walk passes downhill turning right at the bottom and heading along the path beside the dyke towards Lincoln, crossing Pig Lane and carrying on for about a mile alongside the dyke.

(1) At the end of the wood, turn left across a small bridge then continue walking on the other side of the dyke, but turs off towards the ancient wood containing the Swan Pool, hidden in a wood and now dry. Return to the start by walking along the side of the wood, turning right at the end and continue along the path, briefly leaving the wood before continuing along a farm track to Pig Lane.

(2) Turn left and eventually there will be a track to the right made of old concrete railway sleepers, along which you will see they were made by CALMAC, some bearing a crown mark, others with a letter.

(3) At the end turn left, cross the small bridge over the dyke, and eventually turning left through metal barriers onto Forest Park estate. Walk along this road until turning right up Chalgrove Way, back to the start.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 17m - Skellingthorpe Road
1 : km 1.43 - alt. 7m - Small bridge
2 : km 4.05 - alt. 6m - Track
3 : km 5.6 - alt. 10m - Small bridge
D/A : km 6.4 - alt. 16m - Skellingthorpe Road

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Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 3.67/5
Number of opinions : 2
Description quality : 4/5
Routemap quality : 3.5/5
Walk interest : 3.5/5


Walker
on Fri 27 Nov 2020 11:59:42 CET

Global average : 3.67 / 5

Date of walk : 26/11/20
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Average
Walk interest : Good

The walk is better started by parking in the Skellingthorpe Road Recreation Ground car park and walking left out of the car park and long the road then left into Almond Avenue and left into Hartsholme Drive. Walk all the way to the end of the drive and through/passed the gate into the field at the end then just follow the path round to the bridge over the Catchwater Drain (point 1 on the map) to continue as per the map. Although the map doesn't show it there are various footpaths through the Swanpool Woods.
This is an ideal walk for dogs with plenty of opportunity for off lead running as it is a long way from roads and houses.
A pleasant walk very level although slightly muddy in places at times. Its very easy to follow and can be cut short by not turning right at point 3 but taking the footpath through the woods on the left a little further down the lane making the walk about 1km shorter. We did this and the walk took us one hour in all but we don't have a dog and didn't walk through the woods at Swanpool but round the edge as per the map.


Walker
on Mon 16 Nov 2020 12:29:51 CET

Global average : 3.67 / 5

Date of walk : 16/11/20
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Average

This walk has variety of terrain and some good cathedral views.

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