GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Skellingthorpe Old Wood Walk

4 miles (6.6 km)

This historic village is located near Lincoln in North Lincolnshire.
This circular walk from the village heads west to explore Skellingthorpe Old Wood. You can follow paths west to the expansive wood where there are miles of trails to try. In the spring you can look out for the lovely bluebells. There's also attractive oak, conifers, hazel, and lime trees to see in the ancient woodland. Wildlife to look out for includes buzzards, deer and a variety of woodland birds.
To continue your reading on the village visit the excellent wikipedia page. There's a wide range of information here on the history and buildings in the settelment.
To continue your walking in the area head just a couple of miles south east to visit Hartsholme Country Park and the Swanholme Lakes Nature Reserve. There's a series of pretty lakes and beautiful Victorian landscaped gardens to enjoy here. Whisby Nature Park is also located near here.
Just to the south there's another highlight of the area at the Elizabethan Doddington Hall. The hall has some beautiful gardens and a mountain bike trail to try.

Postcode

LN6 5UA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Skellingthorpe OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Skellingthorpe Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

Just to the east you could pick up the Fossdyke Canal and enjoy a pleasant waterside walk into the city of Lincoln. The old canal path will take you into the city where you could visit the iconic Lincoln Cathedral and historic Lincoln Castle.
You could also head west along National Cycle Route 647 to visit the impressive Fledborough Viaduct and the lovely Clumber Country Park. There's some fine views over the River Trent valley countryside from the top of the viaduct.

Photos

Skellingthorpe Heritage Room - geograph.org.uk - 1174801

Skellingthorpe Heritage Room. Small building housing an exhibition which commemorates the role of the World War II bomber airfield of RAF Skellingthorpe and the personnel of 50 and 61 Squadrons who served there.

Skellingthorpe Old Wood - geograph.org.uk - 92989

Skellingthorpe Old Wood

Approaching Skellingthorpe - geograph.org.uk - 1174845

Approaching Skellingthorpe. Heading eastwards along National Cycle Network Route 64.

Bluebells and Wood Anemones - geograph.org.uk - 165102

Bluebells & Wood Anemones. This part of Skellingthorpe Old Wood is a swathe of woodland plants in late spring

Skellingthorpe Old Wood - geograph.org.uk - 191412

Skellingthorpe Old Wood

Bluebells in Skellingthorpe Old Wood - geograph.org.uk - 661472

Bluebells in Skellingthorpe Old Wood

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GPS Files

GPX File

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