The industrial Lincolnshire town of Scunthorpe has some nice local parks and woodland to explore on foot.
This walk visits Central Park and Brumby Woods in the town centre. The park is located close to the train station and has nice footpaths to try. There's also attractive gardens and an impressive fountain surrounded by flowers.
The peaceful woods are located at the western end of the park and have a few nice trails to follow. It's also a designated nature reserve with bluebells, wild garlic and lots of woodland birds to look out for.
Twigmoor Woods is located just to the south east of the town and a good place to continue your walking. Normanby Hall Country Park and Laughton Woods are also nearby and provide good walking opportunities in a scenic location.
PostcodeDN17 1BL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Walks near Scunthorpe
- Twigmoor Woods - Enjoy a short stroll around these pretty woods near Scunthorpe
- Normanby Hall Country Park - Explore the three hundred acres of parkland and woodland surrounding the 19th century Normanby Hall
- Laughton Woods - Follow the long woodland trail through Laughton Woods on this easy walk in Lincolnshire
- Messingham Sand Quarry - This pretty nature reserve near Scunthorpe has nice footpaths running around and between a series of lagoons
- Brigg - This North Lincolnshire based market town has some fine waterside walking through the Ancholme Valley.
- Gainsborough - This interesting market town in Lincolnshire is located in the West Lindsey district of the county
- Humber Bridge Country Park - This Country Park and Local Nature Reserve consists of woods, meadows, ponds and cliffs
- Humber Bridge - Follow the footpath across the Humber Bridge and enjoy fine views over the River Humber and the city of Hull in East Riding of Yorkshire
The park and woods are a nice place for a dog walk. Twigmoor and Laughton Woods are also nearby and worth a visit with your dog.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
A few miles west of the town you can visit Crowle and enjoy an easy waterside stroll along the Keadby Canal. Here you can also pick up the Peatlands Way to explore Hatfield Moors and the Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve. The moors are the second largest lowland raised peat bog in England and notable for their diversity of wildlife and plantlife.
A few miles to the east you can visit the interesting market town of Brigg and enjoy a waterside walk along the New River Ancholme to the Humber Bridge on the Humber Estuary near Hull and Barton Upon Humber.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Lincolnshire Walks page.