GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Sleaford Walk

9 miles (15 km)

This walk from the town takes you along the River Slea to the neighbouring villages of Anwick and South Kyme. It's about a 9 mile walk along a flat waterside footpath. On the way you'll pass a series of old bridges and locks with nice views of the surrounding Lincolnshire countryside.
The walk starts in Sleaford just to the north east of the train station. From here you can pick up the river path and follow it north east towards Anwick, passing Haverholme Priory and Wood on the way. The present priory ruin is the remains of a Gothic building built around 1835 to designs by the architectHenry Edward Kendall. This was a rebuild of an earlier house dating from 1780. The ruins are now a Grade IIlisted buildingand designatedAncient Monument
You continue east, passing Ewerby Waithe Common before arriving in the village of South Kyme. The village is very pretty with the Kyme Eau stream running through it. There's a nice footpath running along this picturesque waterway in both directions. You'll also pass South Kyme Tower, the remains of a 14th-century castle.

Sleaford OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Sleaford Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The Barge and Bottle is a good choice for some post walk refreshments. They do good food and have a nice outdoor seating area for the summer months. You can find the pub on Carre Street with a postcode of NG34 7TW for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Spires and Steeples walk starts in Sleaford. This long distance trail runs all the way to Lincolnthrough a number of historical villages and beautiful countryside. The name refers to the Spires of the churches and to the rural sport of Steeple chasing.
Just to the south west you can visit Culverthorpe where there's a Grade I listed hall with grounds and a pretty lake.
Also to the south west is the town of Grantham where you can enjoy a waterside stroll along the Grantham Canal and visit the National Trust's Belton House.
For more walking ideas around Sleaford see the Lincolnshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Market Place, Sleaford (geograph 4547007)

Market Place, Sleaford

The River Slea at Cogglesford Mill - Sleaford - - 1639891

The River Slea at Cogglesford Mill

Haverholme Priory bridge - - 626573

Haverholme Priory bridge. Bridge over the river Slea near Haverholme Priory

The Remains Of Haverholme Priory (geograph 2171996)

The Remains Of Haverholme Priory

Bridge over the river Slea - - 626583

Bridge over the river Slea. Road bridge over the river Slea at the point where it turns south and changes its name to the Kyme Eau

Buildings on Ewerby Waithe Common - - 545932

Buildings on Ewerby Waithe Common

The Kyme Eau, South Kyme - - 810032

The Kyme Eau, South Kyme. Looking westwards from the Town Bridge. Note the wooden sculpture by the footpath.

South Kyme Tower - - 625619

South Kyme Tower, Lincolnshire: the remains of a 14th-century castle

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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