This small market town is located in a lovely spot on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB. The town is noted for the splendid Alford Manor House, a 13th century church and the five sailed Alford Windmill.
This circular walk from the town takes you east to the neighbouring village of Bilsby. It also passes the Alford Windmill, a local tourist attraction.
The walk starts in the town centre near the market place and church. You can follow country lanes east through the countryside to Bilsby where there's a noteworthy 15 century church to see.
The walk then returns to Alford on a footpath heading west. This passes close to the windmill which has been restored to working order, and grinds grain to organic flour. From here it is a short stroll back into the town centre.
PostcodeLN13 9DS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Alford Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Alford Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Alford OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Alford Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The George Inn is a good choice for some post walk refreshment. It's located next to the ancient St Wilfred’s Church and dates back to the 18th century. They do a lovely carvery and also have a garden area to sit out in. You can find them on the High Street at postcode LN13 9DS.
The country trails are nice to walk with your dog and the George Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head west to South Ormesby and you can pick up the epic Lindsey Trail. This circular cycling and walking trail explores the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB on a bridleway path.
Just to the south west you'll find Snipe Dales Country Park. There's miles of heathland and woodland trails to follow around this 220 acre site. It's also a nature reserve so there's good wildlife spotting opportunities too. Near here you'll find the villages of Hagworthingham and Winceby, where there's the site of a civil war battlefield.
The town is located not far from the coast where you can visit the popular towns of Skegness, Chapel St Leonards and Mablethorpe. This pleasant town has a lovely promenade and some attractive coastal gardens to visit.
To the west there's the worthy village of Donington on Bain. Here you'll find a 12th century church, a fine 18th century pub and nice views of the River Bain.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Lincolnshire Walks page.