GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Grimsthorpe Castle Walk

2 miles (4 km)

This fine country house has an expansive estate to explore on a number of footpaths. This circular walk visits the woodland, lake and parkland where there's fine views of the surrounding Lincolnshire countryside.
The castle is situated between Bourne and Swinstead and has been the home of thede Eresbyfamily since 1516. There's 10 miles of trails with amedieval deer parkand Tudor oak park crossed by fine avenues of trees. You can also hire bikes on the estate if you prefer to cycle.
The park is home to an abundance of wildlife with Buzzards, Red Kites, Swans, and Geese to look out for in the air. There are also resident deer with types including Red, Fallow and Muntjack Deer.
The gardens are also majestic with wonderful topiary and ornate statues.
To extend the walk you could head west into Swinstead or east into Edenham where there's The Five Bells pub to visit. There's also some good public footpaths heading south toward Little Bytham where there's another deer park with woodland.

Grimsthorpe Castle Postcode

PE10 0LY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Grimsthorpe Castle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Grimsthorpe Castle Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

The estate parkland is a fine place for a dog walk though you are requested to keep them on a lead because of the deer. They are also not allowed in theformal gardens and children's adventure playground. You'll find water bowls outside the shop though.

Head a couple of miles east of the estate and you could visit Bourne Woods. There's miles of peaceful trails here with pretty bluebells to see in the spring months. Also nearby is the Willow Tree Fen Nature Reserve and the Macmillan Way long distance trail which can be picked up near Thurlby.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Looking across the Courtyard at the rear of Grimsthorpe Castle - geograph.org.uk - 1739832

Looking across the Courtyard at the rear of Grimsthorpe Castle

Chestnut Avenue to Grimsthorpe Castle - geograph.org.uk - 401710

Chestnut Avenue to Grimsthorpe Castle. Taken from the footpath.

Deer on the Grimsthorpe Castle Estate - geograph.org.uk - 334467

Deer on the Grimsthorpe Castle Estate. The deer approach the wood on Maize Hill

Grimsthorpe Castle gladiator

Lead gladiator sculpture in the east garden at Grimsthorpe Castle, a 19th century copy of a gladiator in the Borghese Gardens in Rome.

Swinstead Hall - geograph.org.uk - 675662

Swinstead Hall

Old stone cross at Edenham, near Bourne, Lincolnshire (geograph 4428635)

Old stone cross at Edenham, near Bourne, Lincolnshire. The village is a short stroll from the castle grounds and worth a visit if you have time.

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