GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Market Rasen Walks

8 miles (13.6 km)

This Lincolnshire based town is located in theWest Lindseydistrict of the county. There are miles of good country footpaths and some fine woodland trails to try in the area.
This circular walk takes you from the town to Willingham Woods and the nearby village of Tealby. There's some lovely Lincolnshire Wolds scenery and historic buildings to see on the way.
The walk starts on the eastern side of the town just north of the train station. From here you can pick up trails heading east into the woods. There's lots of trails here which are great for walking or cycling. Look out for deer and various woodland birds as you make your way through the woods.
After leaving the woods you pick up the footpath heading north east along the River Rase to Tealby. The attractive village includes a noteworthy 12th century church and a thatched pub dating back to the 14th century. Here you can pick up a section of the Viking Way and follow the waymarked trail north west to Walesby. This small village includes a church known as the "Ramblers Church" as it features a 1951stained glass windowdetailing walkers and cyclists.
The route then heads west from Walesby before turning south to follow bridleways back to Market Rasen.

Market Rasen OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Market Rasen Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The epic Lindsey Trail passes through the town. This circular cycling and walking route follows a bridleway around the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB. The route runs for over 70 miles and visits nearby Tealby and Willingham Woods.
Head a few miles to the south east and you could visit the worthy village of Donington on Bain. Here you'll find a 12th century church, a fine 18th century pub and nice views of the River Bain. The area also includes Goulceby and the unique landscape of the splendid Red Hill Nature Reserve. There's a steep chalk escarpment with wonderful views and some rare plants and flowers to see here.
Near here there's also Binbrook, Biscathorpe and East Wykeham where there are the sites of two deserted medieval villages to explore.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Lincolnshire Walks page.


Market Place, Market Rasen - - 542627

Market Place, Market Rasen. Showing also the Ashton Arms pub.

Old and New, Market Rasen - - 542629

Old and New, Market Rasen: A contrast in styles between the new buildings and the old style red telephone box. The church in the background undergoing maintenance is dedicated to St. Thomas.

Willingham Woods - - 466850

Willingham Woods

Tealby Thorpe Watermill on the River Rase (geograph 3556417)

Tealby Thorpe Watermill on the River Rase

Walesby - - 141311


Footpath - - 510497

Footpath: Path into the depths of Walesby Moor.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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