Market Rasen Walks
This Lincolnshire based town is located in the West Lindsey district 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 1951 stained glass window detailing walkers and cyclists.
The route then heads west from Walesby before turning south to follow bridleways back to Market Rasen.
Market Rasen Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Market Rasen Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
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.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Lincolnshire Walks page.