GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Willingham Woods

3 miles (4.8 km)

These woods near Market Rasen have miles of good footpaths and cycling trails to try.
This route follows the Lindsay Trail which runs through the centre of the forest for about 1.5 miles. You can start from the car park just off the Willingham Road from Market Rasen. If you are bringing your bike to the woods please keep on the stone paths. Walkers can further explore the site on a number of alternative footpaths marked on the maps below. There's pretty ponds and wildlife including woodland birds and deer to look out for.
The site also has a good kisok a with wide range of hot and cold snacks,drinks and ice cream.
To continue your walking in the area head east towards the village of Tealby where you can pick up the Viking Way long distance trail. It will take you on a tour of the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds.

Willingham Woods OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Willingham Woods Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Head east into Tealby and you could enjoy some post exercise refreshments at the King's Head. Dating from 1367 the inn is notable as the oldest thatched pub in Lincolnshire. Inside there's a charming interior with a cosy lounge and a restaurant. Outside there's a lovely large garden area to relax in on warmer days. You can find them at 11 Kingsway with a postcode of LN8 3YA for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

As you'd imagine the expansive woods are ideal for dog walking so you'll probably bump into other owners on a fine day. The King's Head mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The circular Tealby Walk visits nearby Walesby before visiting the woods. The pretty village is well worth a visit with a 12th century church and a thatched pub dating back to the 14th century.
The epic Lindsey Trail passes through the woods. This circular cycling and walking route follows a bridleway around the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB. The route runs for over 70 miles and visits nearby Tealby and Market Rasen.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Lincolnshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Forest Hide - geograph.org.uk - 510478

Forest Hide. You can just see the hide at the end of the track.

Hamilton hill trig point. - geograph.org.uk - 1653206

Hamilton hill trig point. On the edge of the woods.

Forest Path - geograph.org.uk - 510470

A forest ride just north Chapel Hill.

Dog Kennel Wood - geograph.org.uk - 194656

Dog Kennel Wood. This track through the woods leads to Dog Kennel Farm. It is also a byway through Willingham Woods. The woods are so named after the dog kennels for the now demolished Willingham Hall

Willingham Woods - geograph.org.uk - 466850

Track to Dairy Farm and the Forestry Commission office through the woods.

Turnpike milestone - geograph.org.uk - 1108252

Turnpike milestone. Tealby milestone in the woods, showing 1 mile & 6 furlongs to Rasen and 13 miles 0 furlongs to Louth. Installed after the road was turnpiked in 1765

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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