GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Spires and Steeples

25 miles (40 km)

This walk runs from Lincoln to Sleaford through a number of historical villages and beautiful countryside in the North Kesteven area. The name refers to the Spires of the churches and to the rural sport of Steeple chasing.
You will pass a series of interesting villages including Heighington, Nocton, Metheringham, Scopwick, Digby and Ruskington. The scenery on the walk includes flat fens and heath, while there are also two lovely waterside sections along the River Whitham at the start and the River Slea into Sleaford at the end of the walk.

Spires and Steeples OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Spires and Steeples Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Near Lincoln you could pay a visit to the splendid Elizabethan manor house of Doddington Hall at Skellingthorpe. The hall is one of the area's highlights with some beautiful gardens, retail outlets, a bike shop and a mountain bike trail.
For more walking ideas in the county see the Lincolnshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln - - 2313059

Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln

The River Witham, Lincoln - - 690352

The River Witham, Lincoln

Village Pump , Heighington. - - 169290

Village Pump: Heighington. Enclosed Pump on Heighington Village Green

Scopwick village with postbox - - 1743092

Scopwick village with postbox. Attractive rural village with a stream running down alongside the road.

St Thomas Martyr's Church, Digby - - 2552619

St Thomas Martyr's Church, Digby

All Saints' church, Ruskington, Lincs. - - 166165

All Saints' church, Ruskington, Lincs.

River Slea at Sleaford - - 2062416

River Slea at Sleaford

Riverside Church - Sleaford - - 1876753

Riverside Church in Sleafordat the end of the route


GPS Files

GPX File

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NB GPS file for this route only details route start - route is waymarked from there in