GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hagworthingham Walks

5 miles (8 km)

This small Lincolnshire village is located in the East Lindsey district nearHorncastle. There's some lovey Lincolnshire Wolds countryside, a fine local country park and a significant battlefield site to visit nearby.
This walk from the village visits Snipe Dales Country Park and the neighbouring village of Winceby.
You can follow footpaths south west to Snipe Dales where you'll find a series of footpaths taking you around the peaceful woodland and picturesque streams. It's also classed as a nature reserve so keep your eyes peeled for a variety of wildlife in this area.
Continue south west and you will soon come to Winceby village. Here you can pay a visit to the site of Winceby battle which took place during the civil war in 1643. See the photos belowed for more details on the history of this conflict.
The walk can be extended by continuing south west to Hameringham.

Postcode

PE23 4NA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Hagworthingham OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hagworthingham Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Hagworthingham

  • Snipe Dales Country Park - Explore 220 acres of country park and nature reserve in the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds
  • Horncastle - This walk takes you along the old Horncastle Canal and the River Bain from the town centre of this Lincolnshire town.
  • Woodhall Spa - Woodhall Spa is a very attractive former spa town on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds
  • Tattershall Lakes - This waterside walk takes you along Tattershall Lakes and the River Bain in the Lincolnshire village of Tattershall.
    The walk starts in the village centre on the River Bain, next to the remains of Tattershall Castle
  • Donington on Bain - This pretty village is located in the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB, on the banks of the River Bain
  • Louth Canal - Enjoy a waterside walk along the Louth Canal from Louth to Tetney Marshes
  • Belchford - This pretty village lies in the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Chambers Farm Wood - Enjoy a series of peaceful walking trails in this forest and nature reserve in Wragby
  • Viking Way - Follow in the footsteps of the Norse invaders on this long distance walk from the Humber Bridge to Oakham in Rutland

Pubs/Cafes

The George and Dragon is a nice village pub serving good home cooked food. They also have a large garden area to relax in on warmer days. You can find them on the High Street at postcode PE23 4NA for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The country and woodland trails make for a fine dog walk. Please keep them on leads around Snipe Dales though. Dogs are not permitted on the red walk through the nature reserve area here.
The George mentioned above is very dog friendly with water available.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

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

Photos

Stockwith Mill, Hagworthingham - geograph.org.uk - 578458

Stockwith Mill, Hagworthingham. Left to right - Mill, Tearoom and Crafts Shop, all in the heart of Tennyson Country.

Hagworthingham - Holy Trinity - geograph.org.uk - 104808

Hagworthingham - Holy Trinity. The tower of the church collapsed in 1972 and the bells were sold on to Welbourn Church. Extensively restored by James Fowler in 1850, the church is much smaller than the original and is lacking the clerestory which fell into ruins around 1349. In 1972 the tower collapsed and was not replaced.

Entering Snipe Dales Nature Reserve from Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1938376

Entering Snipe Dales Nature Reserve from Country Park

Water Lane Ford - geograph.org.uk - 817391

Water Lane Ford. Ford and footbridge on Water Lane near Hagworthingham, the stream goes on to become the River Lymn

Winceby battlefield - geograph.org.uk - 1224739

Winceby battlefield. Around noon on 11th October 1643, Royalist cavalry led by Sir John Henderson and Sir William Saville, supported by infantry, on their way from Lincoln to relieve the besieged garrison at Bolingbroke Castle, were engaged by a Parliamentarian force led by Oliver Cromwell and Sir Thomas Fairfax. The Roundheads of 1,850 dragoons were already drawn up on the higher ground to the right and were greatly outnumbered by the Royalist force of 3,700 horse and 5,000 foot soldiers. Cromwell led the charge and was almost captured by Sir Ingram Hopton when his horse was shot from under him, though he mounted a trooper's horse and re-joined the fray. Within half an hour Savilles Royalist cavalry gave way and fell back on their own infantry in chaos and confusion, pursued by the Roundhead cavalry. In the ensuing rout, men were cut to pieces in what was to become known as Slash Laneand Slash Hollow.

Slash Lane - geograph.org.uk - 1224227

Slash Lane. A scene of carnage on 11th October 1643 when Parliamentarian troops led by Oliver Cromwell and Sir Thomas Fairfax routed the Royalist force who fled towards Slash Hollow in the defeat of The Battle of Winceby. About 1,000 Royalist troops died as they were slashed as they fled ..... remembered in the names of 'Slash Hollow' and 'Slash Lane'. Roundhead losses were one officer and 19 men killed, the Royalist losses were over 1,000 killed and as many captured, Bolingbroke Castle surrendered and all of Lincolnshire fell to Parliament.
Short, sharp, decisive was the fray
On Winceby field that fateful day

GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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