GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Viking Way

147 miles (237 km)

Follow in the footsteps of the Norse invaders on this long distance walk from the Humber Bridge to Oakham in Rutland. The walk passes through the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB and some delightful Leicestershire countryside before rounding Rutland water to the finish point at Oakham. Walk highlights include

  • Views of the Humber Estuary and the Humber Bridge at the start of the route.
  • The interesting former Roman towns of Caistor and Horncastle where you can still see the remains of the Roman Walls and other interesting landmarks.
  • A lovely waterside section along the River Witham into Lincoln
  • The city of Lincoln with its magnificent cathedral (video below)
  • A section along the Grantham Canal near Woolsthorpe by Belvoir and Belvoir Castle
  • The final section along the beautiful Rutland Water in Rutland
The walk is waymarked with a disc featuring a viking helmet.

Viking Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Viking Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


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Countryside near Belchford

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River Witham looking towards Lincoln from 5 Mile Bridge

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Lincoln Castle square and Cathedral

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Grantham Canal Woolsthorpe

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Rutland Water

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GPS Files

GPX File

Viking Way.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Viking Way.mmo (right click - 'Save As')