Walking Routes in Lincolnshire

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 Lincolnshire Walks
Route NamePicDistanceDescription
Belton House4 miles (6 km)Explore the stunning grounds of this 17th century mansion in Lincolnshire on this easy circular walk. The property is owned by the National Trust and boasts an Orangery, an Italian garden with fountains, a maze, a deer park and several delightful lakes and ponds.
The house has been described as the most complete example of a typical English country house belonging to the Brownlow and Cust family for 300 years.
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 Canal32 miles (52 km)A lovely peaceful walk alongside the Grantham Canal from Grantham to Nottingham.
The walk takes you through through the glorious Vale of Belvoir and passes Woodsthorpe, Redmile, Harby, Hickling and the delightful country park at Cotgrave on the way.
Hartsholme Country Park3 miles (5 km)A circular walk through the beautiful Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Nature Reserve in Lincoln. Here you'll find over 200 acres of parkland including Victorian landscaped gardens, lakes, woodlands and grasslands. There is also an excellent Visitor Centre with exhibitions and interactive features on the wildlife and history of Hartsholme Country Park and neighbouring Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve. The park is located a few miles south west of Lincoln city centre.
Hereward Way110 miles (177 km)Starting in Oakham, in Rutland, follow the Herward Way through Stamford, Peterborough, Ely, and the Breckland forests to Thetford, in Norfolk.
Highlights on the walk include
  • Following the path around Rutland Water at the start of the route
  • The River Welland and Burghley Deer Park at Stamford
  • The section along the River Nene and through Ferry Meadows Country Park in Peterborough
  • Following the River Nene through March in Cambridgeshire
  • The magnificent Ely Cathedral and gardens
  • Following the Little Ouse River into Brandon
  • The final section through the Breckland Heaths and Forests

The walk is well waymarked with a yellow arrow featuring two swords.
Jubilee Way (Leics)21 miles (34 km)Follow the Jubilee Way through Leicestershire and into Lincolnshire on this delightful walk.
The walk starts off at the beautiful Burrough Hall Country Park and heads to Melton Mowbray passing Little Dalby on the way. You continue north through Melton Country Park, with its pretty lakes, before joining the Scalford Brook which takes you to Scalford. The path continues through Eaton and then to a pleasant wooded section through Barkestone Wood that leads to the impressive Belvoir Castle. This 19th century castle has a splendid interior with grand State Rooms and several notable paintings by Gainsborough. The gardens are also beautifully laid out making the castle a real highlight on the trail. The walk finishes soon after at the pretty village of Woolsthorpe by Belvoir.
Jurassic Way88 miles (141 km)This walk follows the Jurassic limestone ridge from Banbury to Stamford passing through Northamptonshire,Oxfordshire and Lincolnshire.
The walk includes a stretch along the Oxford Canal from Banbury and another waterside stretch along the Grand Union Canal near Braunston. You will also enjoy fine views of the River Welland as you approach Stamford.
The route passes through a series of picturesque towns and villages including Wardington, Catesby, Braunston, Ashby St Ledgers (with its impressive Manor House),West Haddon and Middleton.
Please use the links below for handy pdf guides to the walk.
Jurassic Way section 1
Jurassic Way section 2
Jurassic Way section 3
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.
Macmillan Way290 miles (467 km)This long distance path links Boston in Lincolnshire to Abbotsbury in Dorset. It is promoted to raise money for the charity Macmillan Cancer Relief.
The route starts from Boston and then runs across the Fens to Bourne before joining the limestone belt. You then head to Stamford and then along the shoreline of Rutland Water to Oakham. The trail then heads south and west via Warmington to Stow-on-the-Wold, then into the Cotswolds via Cirencester and Tetbury to Bradford-on-Avon. After leaving the Cotswolds you follow the path through Somerset passing Castle Cary before entering Dorset and the final section to Abbotsbury via Sherborne.
The route joins with other popular trails including the Viking Way at Oakham, the Thames Path National Trail near Thames Head and with the South West Coast Path towards the end of the route.
The Macmillan Way is well waymarked with a green and white disc.
Nene Way109 miles (176 km)Follow the River Nene through the beautiful Nene Valley on this fabulous walk through Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire.
Nev Cole Way58 miles (93 km)This walk runs from Burton upon Stather to Nettleton through the Lincolnshire countryside. The walk involves two long riverside stretches, first along the River Trent and then along the south bank of the River Humber. You will pass through Barton-upon-Humber and then Grimsby, before finishing at Nettleton.
Peatlands Way50 miles (80 km)This waymarked circular walk takes you through the moorland and lowland raised bogs around the town of Thorne near Doncaster. The walk visits Crowle, Belton, Epworth, Haxey, Kirk Bramwith and Sykehouse. You will also cross the famous Thorne and Hatfield Moors, wildlife sites of national and European importance. The walk includes some easy waterside sections along the River Don and the New Junction Canal.
Silver Lincs Way25 miles (40 km)This walk links the towns of Grimsby and Louth and celebrates the Silver Jubilee of the Grimsby Louth group of the Ramblers Association.
The walk begins on the outskirts of Grimsby and follows footpaths, bridleways and country lanes to Louth. You will pass through peaceful woodland and the rolling Lincolnshire Wolds while also visiting the pretty villages of Brigsley, Ashby Cum Fenby and Wold Newton.
Walk highlights include the historic churches at Brigsley and Ashby Cum Fenby, with the former dating back to the 11th century. The final section of the walk through Hubbard's Hills Park and along the River Lud is also particularly lovely.
Spires and Steeples25 miles (40 km)This walk runs from Lincoln to Sleaford through 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.
You will pass a series of interesting North Kesteven villages including Heighington, 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.
Torpel Way11 miles (18 km)This walk runs from Peterborough to Stamford through countryside and agricultural land. The path passes Marholm and Helpston before finishing with a riverside stretch along the River Welland into Stamford.
Vermuyden Way20 miles (32 km)Explore the Isle of Axholm on this circular walk through the Lincolnshire countryside. The name Isle is given to the area since, prior to the area being drained by the Dutchman Cornelius Vermuyden, each town or village formerly lay on areas of dry, raised ground in the surrounding marshland.
The walk visits Epworth, Westwoodside and Haxey and the delightful Birds Wood Nature Reserve. There is also a pleasant waterside section along the River Tome.
Viking Way147 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
  • The final section along the beautiful Rutland Water in Rutland
The walk is waymarked with a disc featuring a viking helmet.
Wanderlust Way20 miles (32 km)Follow the Wanderlust Way through the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB and enjoy splendid views of the Humber Estuary on this circular walk. The walk takes place just west of Grimsby and visits Bradley Woods, Hatcliffe and Ashby Cum Fenby.




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