GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Saltfleet Walks

3 miles (5 km)

The village of Saltfleet is located on the Lincolnshire coast in theEast Lindseydistrict of the county. It's an interesting and scenic place for a stroll with many listed buildings including a 13th century church, a 19th century windmill and two fine local pubs dating back hundreds of years.
This walk from the village visits the Saltfleetby - Theddlethorpe Dunes National Nature Reserve. Also known as Rimac the reserve includes sand dunes,salt marsh,sandandmudflats with lots of interesting flora and fauna to see as well. Keep your eyes peeled for birds such as cuckoo,barn owl, redshank and shelduck as you make your way through the picturesque environment. You may also spot the rarenatterjack toad if you are lucky.
The reserve also includes the unusual and photogenic 'Tank on the Beach'. The Comet tank has been rusting for many years and lies half buried in the sand of the reserve.
You could extend the walk by continuing south to neighbouring Mablethorpe where there are some attractive coastal gardens to explore.
To continue your walking in the area head north to the Donna Nook Nature Reserve where you can see the grey seal population.

Saltfleet OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Saltfleet Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Saltfleet

  • Donna Nook Nature Reserve - This coastal nature reserve in Lincolnshire consists of dunes, slacks and inter-tidal areas
  • Skegness - This walk takes you along the Lagoon Walk and then around the boating lake in the popular coastal town of Skegness
  • Alford - This small market town is located in a lovely spot on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB
  • Louth Canal - Enjoy a waterside walk along the Louth Canal from Louth to Tetney Marshes
  • Covenham Reservoir - Enjoy a circular walk around this pretty reservoir and along the Louth Canal on this waterside walk in Lincolnshire.
  • Sutton on Sea - This coastal village in Lincolnshire has some fine blue flag beaches to explore
  • Mablethorpe To Skegness - This ride takes you along the Lincolnshire coast from Mablethorpe To Skegness.
  • Mablethorpe - This seaside town in Lincolnshire has some lovely walks with sand dunes, a fine beach and attractive coastal gardens to explore.
  • Willoughby - This Lincolnshire village is located in a fine rural spot, near Alford on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB.


The New Inn dates to the 17th century and serves good food at reasonable prices. They have a nice outdoor seating area and are dog friendly. You can find them at postcode LN11 7RZ.


Saltfleet Mill

Saltfleet Mill

Access to Saltfleet Haven - - 3125794

Access to Saltfleet Haven

The New Inn - - 291465

The New Inn

Dunes at Saltfleetby - - 1077438

Dunes at Saltfleetby. The saltmarsh and the dunes are steadily accreting out towards the sea - the breakers can be seen lining the horizon. The dunes are part of the National Nature Reserve and are managed with cattle to maintain the plant diversity and prevent the site becoming scrubbed up with sea buckthorn and hawthorn.

Out on the Saltmarsh, Saltfleetby - - 1077413

Out on the Saltmarsh, Saltfleetby

Rimac - View towards Zion Hill - - 1500562


Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe NNR - - 1353795

Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe NNR

Remains of a tank sinking into the sand - - 2319899

Remains of a tank sinking into the sand


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