Following Woods and Mills via Tealby

This walk starts from Market Rasen and heads through fields and woods going high into the Wolds for some fine views towards Lincoln on a clear day. Arguably, Tealby is one of the prettiest villages in the Wolds; it is a good stopping point for a break or refreshments.

Technical sheet
No. 2494058
A Market Rasen walk posted on 28/08/19 by Lincolnshire Wolds. Update : 12/01/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 5h05[?]
Distance Distance : 10.22mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 427ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 404ft
Highest point Highest point : 482ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 85ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Market Rasen
Starting point Starting point : N 53.386481° / W 0.33697°
Download : -
Lincolnshire Wolds

Description

(D/A) Leave the car park by the John Street entrance and turn right. At the end cross the main road into the Market Place. Go into the churchyard and follow the path to the left. Turn right, and then first left into Church Street. At the T-junction, turn left and continue to the end.

(1) Cross straight over the road to go down the footpath at the side of Waterloo House. Follow the path past the floodwater storage area.

(2) As you continue on this path, ahead of you is Hamilton Hill and Willingham Woods. The footpath continues straight across a field and through the wood.

Hamilton Hill was used as an assembly point by the people gathering for the Lincolnshire rebellion when Henry VIII was dissolving the monasteries. Its shape - a dome sitting on a flat plain - is a feature of the last ice age. The material that formed it was deposited by a melting glacier.

(3) Continue on the main footpath under the telegraph poles. Continue ahead until you meet the Rasen Road.

(4) Cross the road then turn left; where the road bends to the left, go straight up the bridleway.

(5) Walk between the farmyard and house and follow the track. Cross Catskin Lane and continue over the cattle grids towards the houses.

(6) Go through Risby Manor farmyard and follow the track to the road.

(7) At the road turn right, and then turn right again down the track to North Wold Farm.

(8) Go left before the buildings, go through a gate, stay on the footpath to cross several fields.

Alternatively, stay on the road at the top of the hill and pick up the public footpath after an additional 200m which brings you to the same point.

From the top of the hill, you may be able to see Lincoln Cathedral.

(9) Go through the gate by Mill Farm and down the track into Tealby.

The church of All Saints sits almost at the highest point of the village. Part of the church dates from the 12th century. The close connection between Tealby and the Tennyson and Tennyson d'Eyncourt families is reflected in much of the interior decoration, with numerous memorials to family members.

(10) At the road turn right, and cross the road at the end. Turn left down the footpath next to the Lincolnshire Wolds board.

Continue ahead, until you reach the King's Head sign. Follow Sandy Lane to the right, then bear left at the 'Y' junction.

Tealby village shop, just on Beck Hill along Front Street, is run by the local community and is well worth a visit for refreshments, leaflets and local information.

(11) Turn right along the footpath by the stream. Go over the bridge and follow the young River Rase. Continue past the sewage works.

(12) Where there are 2 stiles, continue ahead to the hamlet of Tealby Thorpe.

(13) Turn left, then cross the bridge over the Rase and turn right. Follow the footpath to Dairy Farm. At the farm, the path crosses to the left of the buildings.

(14) Turn left onto the main forest track, and turn right onto another track towards the buildings.

(15) Stay on the track, past the buildings on your left and cottage on your right. Continue straight ahead as the track becomes a narrow woodland path.

(16) At the junction where five paths meet under telegraph poles, turn left under the telegraph poles. Where the poles go sharp right, follow the path left.

(17) Retrace your steps back to Market Rasen.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 92ft - John Street car park
1 : mi 0.58 - alt. 92ft - Waterloo House
2 : mi 1.01 - alt. 102ft - Hamilton Hill
3 : mi 1.7 - alt. 161ft - Telegraph poles
4 : mi 2.31 - alt. 135ft - Rasen Road
5 : mi 2.63 - alt. 135ft - Catskin Lane
6 : mi 3.61 - alt. 400ft - Risby Manor Farm
7 : mi 4.23 - alt. 482ft - Road
8 : mi 4.59 - alt. 413ft - North Wold Farm
9 : mi 5.25 - alt. 351ft - Mill Farm
10 : mi 5.4 - alt. 295ft - Lincolnshire Wolds board
11 : mi 5.89 - alt. 187ft - Stream
12 : mi 6.2 - alt. 174ft - Tealby Thorpe
13 : mi 6.32 - alt. 161ft - Bridge
14 : mi 7.51 - alt. 148ft - Forest track
15 : mi 8.38 - alt. 135ft - Narrow woodland path
16 : mi 8.56 - alt. 157ft - Telegraph poles
17 : mi 8.88 - alt. 164ft - Market Rasen
D/A : mi 10.22 - alt. 92ft - John Street car park

Useful Information

Maps: OS Landranger 113, OS Pathfinder 730 & 747, OS Explorer 282

Parking: Car park in John Street, Market Rasen Map Ref: TF108 891 Post Code LN8 3HH

Terrain: Good footpaths and bridleways which can be very muddy at times. Some verge and road walking. Gentle climbs.

Refreshments: Cafes and pubs in Market Rasen. Tealby Community Shop, The King's Head Tealby, The Olde Barn Inn Tealby, Sunnyside Up Farm Shop and Cafe.

Toilets: John Street, Market Rasen; Memorial Hall, Tealby (obtain key from shop).

Stiles: Some. Many are stockproof and therefore may be difficult for some dogs.

The Lincolnshire Wolds is a nationally important and cherished landscape. Most of it was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1973. Covering an area of 558 square kilometres or 216 square miles, the AONB contains the highest ground in eastern England between Yorkshire and Kent, rising to over 150m along its western edge. Rolling chalk hills and areas of sandstone and clay underlie this attractive landscape.

The Lincolnshire Wolds has been inhabited since prehistoric times and the appearance of the countryside today has been greatly influenced by past and present agricultural practices.

A Countryside Service helps to protect and enhance the landscape through partnership projects with local landowners, farmers, parish councils, businesses and residents of the Wolds.

Office Address :
Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service
Navigation Warehouse
Riverhead Road
Louth
Lincs LN11 0DA

Phone: 01522 555780 Twitter: @LincsWoldsAONB

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 4/5
Routemap quality : 4/5
Walk interest : 4/5


Admin hiker
on Wed 12 Jan 2022 09:45:35 CET

Thank you for this feedback, I am going to correct the information.

Cheers

Delphine - Community Developer


Walker
on Tue 11 Jan 2022 21:26:03 CET

Global average : 4 / 5

Date of walk : 11/01/22
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Good

A lovely walk which we did in the New Year so the weather was a little wet and boggy, however this did not detract from the day. We started from the main car park in Willingham Woods and joined the route just after waypoint 14 then picked up the 'proper' route at waypoint 3. This made parking a lot easier with a cuppa from the kiosk to finish, and reduced to overall length by about a mile.

Our only criticism of the description:
Point 8 - go left BEFORE the farm buildings otherwise you can end up in the wrong field with livestock and an electric fence to negotiate! Alternatively, stay on the road at the top of the hill and pick up the public footpath after an additional 200m which brings you to the same point.

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