GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Lincolnshire Cycle Routes

With miles of open countryside and a lengthy and attractive coastline, Lincolnshire has much to offer the cyclist. This section of England is also fairly flat offering up an abundance of attractive cycling options.
National Cycle Network route 1 runs through the county with one of the highlights the crossing from Lincolnshire into East Riding of Yorkshire via the Humber Bridge (pictured)

Please use the links below to view full route information including descriptions, elevation profiles, interactive maps and GPS downloads.

You can also view an overview map of all the routes in the using the Lincolnshire Cycle Map

There are several National Cycle Network signed routes in the county many of which have been mapped and can be viewed and downloaded below.
For more information on NCN routes in the county (including free cycle maps) please click here

For more information on cycle routes in Lincolnshire including tips, advice and free cycle maps please click here


Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Boston to Lincoln36 miles (58 km)This route follows NCN route 1 and the

Water Rail Way

through Lincolnshire from Boston to Lincoln via Tattershall and Woodhall Spa.
Nearly all of the ride follows the River Witham with many sections on traffic free paths running right along the river making for an easy and very picturesque ride.
Boston to Skegness32 miles (52 km)This ride takes you through the Lincolnshire countryside from Boston to the Lincolnshire coast. The route starts by the tourist information centre in Boston and begins with views of the Haven River. You then head through the countryside on country lanes to Wainfleet All Saints passing through Butterwick and Friskney as you go. The route continues on quiet roads through Burgh Le Marsh and onto Skegness.
Boston to Wainfleet All Saints22 miles (36 km)This ride takes you through the Lincolnshire countryside from Boston to Wainfleet All Saints. The route starts by the tourist information centre in Boston and begins with views of the Haven River. You then head through the countryside on country lanes to your destination passing through Butterwick and Friskney as you go. You finish near the train station at Wainfleet All Saints just after crossing the Wainfleet Haven River.
Cleethorpes Country Park1 miles (2 km)This 160 acre park has a 7 acre lake with footpaths and a cycle path running through it. The park is located near to Cleethorpes town centre and the sea front so you could continue your walk or ride along the coast.
Grantham to Bottesford11 miles (17 km)This route follows NCN route 15 along the Grantham Canal. You start by the tourist information centre in Grantham and soon join the towpath of the canal which takes you as far as Muston. From here you follow quiet roads to the finish point at Bottesford rail station.
Grantham to Newark-On-Trent25 miles (40 km)This route follows NCN routes 15 and 64 through Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. You start by the tourist information centre in Grantham and soon join the towpath of the Grantham Canal which takes you as far as Muston. From here you follow quiet roads to Bottesford. The route continues through the countryside on country lanes, joining NCN route 64 just after Orston. A couple of miles later at Cotham you begin a short stretch on a dismantled railway line, which takes you all the way to the finish point at Newark-On-Trent rail.
Harby to Lincoln6 miles (10 km)This short off road route follows NCN route 64 from Harby to Lincoln. The route follows off road tracks and the Fossdyke Canal making it ideal for families. Please click here for more information on this route.
Leicester to Stamford39 miles (62 km)Follow NCN route 63 from Leicestershire into Lincolnshire. The route starts by the tourist information centre in Leicester heading out of town through Victoria park and on to Evington. You then continue east towards Oakham on country roads, where you will pass Rutland Water Nature Reserve on a lovely off road section before more country lanes take you onto Stamford.
Lincoln to Market Rasen21 miles (33 km)This short flat route follows NCN route 1 through the Lincolnshire countryside from the county town of Lincoln to Market Rasen.
The route follows various quiet country lanes with some short off road sections making for a pleasant afternoon's cycling. There's some particularly lovely countryside near Riseholme as well as the impressive Riseholme Hall and Gardens to look out for.
This route is easily accessible starting in the centre of Lincoln and finishing near the train station in Market Rasen.
Lincoln to Newark-On-Trent24 miles (38 km)Travel from Lincolnshire into Nottinghamshire on NCN route 64. The route starts near Lincoln tourist information centre and heads east to Skellingthorpe wood on off roads tracks, and a pleasant stretch along the Fossdyke canal. You then turn south towards Newark following a series of quiet country roads with a section along the River Trent taking you to the finish point at the train station.
Lindsey Trail75 miles (121 km)This new bridleway runs through the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB and is suitable for both walkers and cyclists with a hybrid or mountain bike.
Market Rasen to Grimsby21 miles (34 km)Follow NCN route 1 from Market Rasen to Grimsby on this pleasant route. You will start near the train station in Market Rasen first following the route into Willingham Forest and then onto Grimsby via a series of quiet country roads. There is also a pleasant off road section leading into Grimsby before finishing near the train station in the centre of town.
Market Rasen to Hessle37 miles (60 km)This route follows NCN route 1 from Market Rasen in Lincolnshire to Hessle in Yorkshire. The route crosses the border of these two counties via the Humber Bridge. Most of the route is on country lanes with pleasant off road stretches through Hendale Wood and Willingham Forest and splendid views of the Lincolnshire Wolds.
Melton Mowbray to Grantham22 miles (36 km)This route follows NCN routes 64 and 15 from Leicestershire into Lincolnshire. You start near the train station in Melton Mowbray and head out of the town along NCN route 64 passing Melton Country Park on the outskirts. Country roads take you through Scalford and Knipton before you join NCN route 15 on the Grantham Canal. The route then follows the towpath into Grantham where you finish near the tourist information centre.
Melton Mowbray to Newark-On-Trent34 miles (55 km)Follow NCN routes 64 and 15 from Leicestershire into Nottinghamshire. You start near the train station in Melton Mowbray and head north passing Melton Country Park and the village of Scalford. The route follows country roads passing Knipton Reservoir and Belvoir Lake on the way to Woolsthorpe where you join the Grantham Canal and NCN route 15, taking you to Bottesford. A series of country roads, followed by a pleasant off road stretch along a dismantled railway line then take you into Newark-On-Trent, finishing at the train station.
Peterborough to Spalding31 miles (50 km)This lovely flat route follows NCN routes 63 and 12 passing through Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. The route starts in Peterborough first following the River Nene out of the town centre to the lovely Ferry Meadows Country Park. Much of the route is off road with pleasant stretches along various waterways including the River Welland. The route finishes in Spalding near the train station.
Peterborough to Stamford17 miles (27 km)Follow NCN route 63 through Cambridgeshire and onto Lincolnshire. You start by the railway station in Peterborough and soon join a lovely off road section that runs along the River Nene and through Ferry Meadows Country Park. You then continue on road through Castor and Ailsworth before passing the lovely Castor Hanglands. The ride then progresses onto Stamford via Barnack, crossing the River Welland before finishing by the tourist information centre in Stamford.
Stamford to Oakham14 miles (23 km)This ride follows NCN route 63 from Lincolnshire into Rutland. You start in Stamford town centre heading west towards Exton on country roads. A lovely spell along the Rutland Water Nature Reserve takes you into the finish point in Oakham.
Wisbech to Boston39 miles (62 km)Travel from Cambridgeshire to Lincolnshire along NCN route 1 on this very flat route.
The route starts near the tourist information centre in Wisbech heading north through the countryside on a series of quiet roads before finishing in the centre of Boston. Highlights include the pretty village of Fosdyke in Lincolnshire which is situated on the River Welland(below)

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