Bourne Woods Lincolnshire
Enjoy miles of woodland cycling and walking trails in this large forest in the market town of Bourne, Lincolnshire. A local cycle route runs through the eastern side of the woods to Hanthorpe while miles of footpaths take you through the ancient woodland with its mixture of conifers and broad-leaved trees. There's also some tranquil ponds which attract birds such as kingfishers and herons. Look out for sculptures by local artists as you make your way through the site.
This circular route starts at the car park off West Road. The first section heads through the eastern part of the forest so is suitable for cyclists. The western section is better suited for walkers.
To continue your walking in the area you could head to Willow Tree Fen Nature Reserve. Here you will find a beautiful fenland setting with meres, flooded pastures, hay meadows and reedbeds. The Macmillan Way also runs just to the south of Bourne. You can pick it up and enjoy a waterside walk along the River Glen.
PostcodePE10 9RD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Bourne Woods Lincolnshire Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Bourne Woods Lincolnshire Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Bourne Woods Lincolnshire OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Bourne Woods Lincolnshire Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just a couple of miles west of the woods you'll find Grimsthorpe Castle. This splendid country house is surrounded by a huge deer park with miles of woodland trails and a beautiful garden to explore.
A few miles to the south is the market town of Market Deeping. The historic town includes several 17th century stone buildings, a weekly market dating back to 1220 and a well known stone bridge from the mid 17th century. There's also pleasant walking trails along the River Welland to enjoy here.