GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Grantham Walks

4 miles (6 km)

The Lincolnshire town of Grantham has some delightful waterside walks along the canal and the River Witham. The other major walking highlight is the beautiful Belton House, just to the north of the town. The National Trust owned site includes a series of nice footpaths taking you to an Orangery, an Italian garden with fountains, a maze, a deer park and several delightful lakes and ponds.
This is a popular stroll taking you along the Grantham Canal to the nearby village of Denton. Here you can enjoy more waterside paths along Denton Reservoir before visiting the village and enjoying refreshments at one of the pubs or cafes.
Just to the west of Denton you can pick up the Viking Way long distance trail. It's a great way of exploring the area to the west of the town. If you pick up the waymarked path and head west it will take you to Woolsthorpe by Belvoir and Belvoir Castle. The expansive Belvoir estate is great for walkers with miles of trails including the Jubilee Way which starts in Woolsthorpe.

Grantham OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Grantham Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Grantham

  • Belton House - Explore the stunning grounds of this 17th century mansion in Lincolnshire on this easy circular walk
  • Viking Way - Follow in the footsteps of the Norse invaders on this long distance walk from the Humber Bridge to Oakham in Rutland
  • Grantham Canal - A lovely peaceful walk alongside the Grantham Canal from Grantham to Nottingham
  • Denton Reservoir - This walk near Grantham takes you from the village of Denton to Denton Reservoir
  • Woolsthorpe by Belvoir and Belvoir Castle - The pretty Lincolnshire village of Woolsthorpe by Belvoir is a splendid place for walking
  • Jubilee Way - Follow the Jubilee Way from Old Sodbury to the Severn Bridge on this delightful walk.
  • Twyford Wood - This wood near Grantham has miles of footpaths taking you to conifer woodland, grassland and the lovely Twyford Wood butterfly glades
  • Culverthorpe - This circular walk visits Culverthorpe Hall near Grantham in Lincolnshire.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Lincolnshire Walks page.


Grantham Canal obstacle - - 137284

Grantham Canal obstacle

Farmland near Grantham - - 269358

Farmland near Grantham

Grantham Canal - - 792325

Grantham Canal

Harlaxton Three Shires Narrowboat

Harlaxton Three Shires Narrowboat

Green Grantham Canal - - 137273

Green Grantham Canal

Picnic table at Denton Reservoir - - 1129006

Picnic table at Denton Reservoir

Denton Reservoir - - 1128830

Denton Reservoir

Welby Arms Denton

Welby Arms Denton

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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