GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Donington on Bain Walks

6 miles (9 km)

This pretty village is located in the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB, on the banks of the River Bain. It's a great place to start a walk with some beautiful countryside, river views, a 12th century church and a fine 18th century pub to relax in afterwards.
This circular walk from the village first heads north along a section of the Viking Way to Biscathorpe where you will find the site of a deserted medieval village. This opening section follows the River Bain, passing a small lake on the way.
The route then heads east to Gayton le Wold, passing Gayton Manor on the way. You then follow some country trails south through farmland before turning east back to the village.

Postcode

LN11 9TJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Donington on Bain OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Donington on Bain Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Donington on Bain

  • Louth Canal - Enjoy a waterside walk along the Louth Canal from Louth to Tetney Marshes
  • Horncastle - This walk takes you along the old Horncastle Canal and the River Bain from the town centre of this Lincolnshire town.
  • Market Rasen - This Lincolnshire based town is located in theWest Lindseydistrict of the county
  • Hubbard's Hills - This area of natural beauty in Louth is a lovely place for an afternoon stroll
  • Alford - This small market town is located in a lovely spot on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB
  • Snipe Dales Country Park - Explore 220 acres of country park and nature reserve in the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds
  • Chambers Farm Wood - Enjoy a series of peaceful walking trails in this forest and nature reserve in Wragby
  • Woodhall Spa - Woodhall Spa is a very attractive former spa town on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds
  • Tealby - This pretty village near Market Rasen is surrounded by some lovely rolling Lincolnshire Wolds countryside
  • Willingham Woods - These woods near Market Rasen have miles of good footpaths and cycling trails to try.
  • Covenham Reservoir - Enjoy a circular walk around this pretty reservoir and along the Louth Canal on this waterside walk in Lincolnshire.
    Start your walk from the car park at the north western tip of the reservoir at postcode LN11 0XX for your sat navs
  • Viking Way - Follow in the footsteps of the Norse invaders on this long distance walk from the Humber Bridge to Oakham in Rutland
  • Belchford - This pretty village lies in the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Hagworthingham - This small Lincolnshire village is located in the East Lindsey district nearHorncastle
  • Biscathorpe - This Lincolnshire Wolds walk takes you from the medieval village at Biscathorpe to another medieval site at nearby Wykeham

Pubs/Cafes

Head to the Black Horse Inn for some post walk refreshment. The 18th century inn serves high quality food and has a good selection of ales. They also have a nice garden area for warmer days. You can find them on the Main Road with postcode LN11 9TJ for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The country trails make for a fine dog walk. The Black Horse Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head just a few miles to the east and you can enjoy another nice waterside walk along the Louth Canal. Near here there's also some lovely scenery and fine walking trails in the Hubbard's Hills.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Lincolnshire Walks page.

Photos

Old Mill Donnington on Bain - geograph.org.uk - 96385

Old Mill Donnington on Bain. This former water mill on the river Bain is now a private residence.

St Andrew's Church, Donington on Bain - geograph.org.uk - 2534240

St Andrew's Church, Donington on Bain. The Grade II listed 12th century church includes a Norman font.

Donington on Bain Village Hall - geograph.org.uk - 2534243

Donington on Bain Village Hall

Lake on the River Bain, Biscathorpe - geograph.org.uk - 862663

Lake on the River Bain, Biscathorpe. A site of 'Nature Conservation Importance'

Ford on the River Bain near Biscathorpe - geograph.org.uk - 186197

Ford on the River Bain near Biscathorpe

Church of St. Helen, Biscathorpe - geograph.org.uk - 200772

Church of St. Helen, Biscathorpe. The church sits between Burgh on Bain and Donington on Bain, just off the High Street. It was consecrated in 1847, rebuilt in 1850 and restored in 1913. The church seats only about 60.

Site of Deserted Medieval Village - geograph.org.uk - 186489

Site of Deserted Medieval Village, Biscathorpe.

Gayton-le-Wold - geograph.org.uk - 1851236

Gayton-le-Wold

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