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Grimsby Walks - Near and Around

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This Lincolnshire Port town has some nice trails to follow through the town and around the docks. The town used to be thehome port for the world's largest fishing fleet.
This short walk starts from the train station and take you through the town to the National Fishing Heritage Centre at Alexandra Dock. The museum transports you back in time to the 1950’s heyday of this famous port. You can see the old ships and experience what is was like to travel to the arctic on a fishing trip. The museum is one of the highlights of the area and has won several awards.
Just to the south of the train station there's the People's Park which has a small lake and gardens. To the south east there's some nice trails through Weelsby Woods.

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Walks near Grimsby

  • Silver Lincs Way - This walk links the towns of Grimsby and Louth and celebrates the Silver Jubilee of the Grimsby Louth group of the Ramblers Association.
    The walk begins on the outskirts of Grimsby and follows footpaths, bridleways and country lanes to Louth
  • Cleethorpes Country Park - This 160 acre park has a 7 acre lake with footpaths and a cycle path running through it
  • Cleethorpes to Tetney Lock Walk - This circular walk takes you from the outskirts of Cleethorpes to Tetney Lock on the Louth Canal.
  • Weelsby Woods - This country park has mature trees, woodland, and large grassy areas to explore
  • Hubbard's Hills - This area of natural beauty in Louth is a lovely place for an afternoon stroll
  • Louth Canal - Enjoy a waterside walk along the Louth Canal from Louth to Tetney Marshes
  • Wanderlust Way - Follow the Wanderlust Way through the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB and enjoy splendid views of the Humber Estuary on this circular walk
  • 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
  • Brigg - This North Lincolnshire based market town has some fine waterside walking through the Ancholme Valley.
  • Caistor - This circular walk from the Roman Town of Caistor takes you through the countryside to the neighbouring villages of Nettleton and Rothwell
  • Tealby - This pretty village near Market Rasen is surrounded by some lovely rolling Lincolnshire Wolds countryside
  • Market Rasen - This Lincolnshire based town is located in theWest Lindseydistrict of the county
  • Great Limber - This Lincolnshire based village is surrounded by some attractive countryside

Pubs/Cafes

Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre has a cafe on the ground floor. They serve a good range of meals and snacks and you do not need to pay for entry to the museum for access. For a pub lunch head to the The Barge which is housed in a converted river barge. It's one of the oldest pubs in the area and serves good quality food. You can find them at Riverhead, Victoria St West with postcode DN31 1NH for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

Weelsby Woods and Cleethorpes Country Park are both near the town and are great for dog walking.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Cleethorpes Country Park is located just to the south east of the town and one of the walking highlights of the area. There's some nice coastal trails, a pretty lake and butterfly gardens to see here.
To the west there's Brigg where you can enjoy a waterside walk along the New River Ancholme. Near here there's also Great Limber with its 13th century church and the historic Brocklesby Estate.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Lincolnshire Walks page.

Photos

Bandstand - geograph.org.uk - 858969

Bandstand Near the National Fishing Heritage Centre, Alexandra Dock

National Fishing Heritage Centre, Alexandra Dock, Grimsby - geograph.org.uk - 858957

National Fishing Heritage Centre, Alexandra Dock, Grimsby

River Freshney - geograph.org.uk - 775238

River Freshney

Abbey Walk - geograph.org.uk - 776008

Abbey Walk

Grimsby Town Hall - geograph.org.uk - 310087

Grimsby Town Hall. Pevsner says "It is of 1861-3 by Bellamy & Hardy of Lincoln and John Giles of London, the result of a competition. James Fowler assisted as a superintending architect. Both opulent and restrained. Yellow brick and yellow stone. Italian details."

Ross Tiger, Alexandra Dock, Grimsby - geograph.org.uk - 858978

Ross Tiger, Alexandra Dock, Grimsby. The ship is the earliest diesel engine side trawler preserved in the UK. It is preserved in a permanent mooring outside of the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre. Tours offer a unique opportunity to see first-hand what it was like to be aboard a trawler in what is often described as Britain’s most dangerous job.

Grant Thorold Park - geograph.org.uk - 1069950

Grant Thorold Park. Green oasis in residential Grimsby, the park was given to the Borough by the Grant Thorold family in 1911

Bandstand in People's Park - geograph.org.uk - 703996

Bandstand in People's Park

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