Following Woods and Mills

This walk starts from Market Rasen and heads through woods and fields towards the Wolds, returning along a road.

Technical sheet
No. 2493992
A Market Rasen walk posted on 28/08/19 by Lincolnshire Wolds. Update : 08/11/19
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h15[?]
Distance Distance : 4.83mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 75ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 75ft
Highest point Highest point : 167ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 85ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Market Rasen
Starting point Starting point : N 53.386534° / W 0.336974°
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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 at the road 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.

(3) At the junction where 5 paths meet under telegraph poles, take the second left woodland path which is marked as a permissive path. Continue until you reach the Tealby Road.

(4) Turn left and return to Market Rasen using the footpath alongside the road.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. mi 0 - John Street car park
1 : mi 0.56 - alt. mi 0.56
2 : mi 1 - alt. mi 1 - Hamilton Hill
3 : mi 1.7 - alt. mi 1.7
4 : mi 2.32 - alt. mi 2.32
D/A : mi 4.83 - alt. mi 4.83

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 Sunnyside Up Farm Shop and Cafe.

Toilets: John Street, Market Rasen

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.

During the walk or to do/see around

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.

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