GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bourne Woods Lincolnshire

3 miles (5 km)

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.

Bourne Woods Lincolnshire Postcode

PE10 9RD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Bourne Woods Lincolnshire OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bourne Woods Lincolnshire Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

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.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Carpet of Wood Anemone in Bourne Wood - - 760533

Carpet of Wood Anemone in Bourne Wood A carpet of Wood Anemone (Anemone nemorosa) in Bourne Wood; also visible today were the first bluebells, celandines, violets, primulas, primroses and fading daffodils. Wood anemones are indicators that woodland has existed on the site for hundreds of years. Bourne Wood is a rich and ancient resource: is within a short walk of Bourne town centre and sights like this are to be valued and treasured.

Footpath in Bourne Wood - - 760609

Footpath in Bourne Wood. A network of pleasant woodland footpaths criss-cross the woodland floor. For the most part the main rides are ideal for family walks and are 'push-chair friendly'. The less well-trodden paths can be muddy, particularly after rain, but ideal for spotting the prints of woodland animals and birds that have been this way before you.

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