Exploring the valleys of the Rivers Bain and Waring, with an uphill section that's worth the view!
(D/A) Leave the car park and turn left onto South Street and continue across the traffic lights and up North Street.
(1) Turn left onto Hemingby Lane and continue to the next junction.
(2) Cross Docking Lane and continue ahead up Horncastle Road, signposted Hemingby.
(3) At the next junction, turn right signposted Fulletby & Belchford. Continue ahead until the road bends to the left and take the right hand lane, signposted Fulletby. Follow this until the junction, the crossing of the A153.
(4) Carefully cross and continue down the hill, over the River Waring and back up, and continue to the edge of the village. Continue past the garage and through the village to the next junction.
(5) Here turn right, signposted Greetham, and continue downhill to the cross roads. Cross here and continue through Greetham, past the pond and along Long Hedge Lane to the A158.
(6) Carefully turn right then left to Scrafield and follow this narrow road, turning right at the junction to Mareham on the Hill.
(7) Cycle through the village and along Mareham Road to Horncastle. Turn right onto South Street then left to the car park, your starting point.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 112ft - Cattle Market Car Park
1 : mi 0.51 - alt. 131ft - Hemingby Lane
2 : mi 1.82 - alt. 148ft - Docking Lane
3 : mi 3.68 - alt. 174ft - Belchford Road
4 : mi 5.63 - alt. 318ft - A153
5 : mi 7.54 - alt. 463ft - Fulletby
6 : mi 9.98 - alt. 390ft - A158
7 : mi 12.16 - alt. 266ft - Mareham on the Hill
D/A : mi 14.26 - alt. 112ft - Cattle Market Car Park
Cycling is a great way to keep fit and appreciate the countryside. These easy to read leaflets provide useful information on mileage, approximate timing and gradient.
A simple map and points of interest are included – for those times when you need to catch your breath, admire the countryside or explore the area.
Good cycling code :
• Always follow the Highway Code and Countryside Code
• Be safe and be seen – wear a helmet and high visibility clothing and use lights
• Keep your bike roadworthy and carry a puncture repair kit
• Be courteous to other road users
• Take plenty of water and have a drink regularly
All cycle routes start from the Cattle Market Car Park on South Street, Horncastle (TF 259 693 Postcode: LN9 6EB). Please check for parking restrictions.
The Lincolnshire Wolds is a nationally important and cherished landscape. Part of it was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1973. Covering an area of 558 square kilometres or 216 square miles, the rolling chalk hills of the AONB have been inhabited since prehistoric times whilst the appearance of the countryside today has been greatly influenced by past and present agricultural practices.
The Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service helps to protect and enhance the landscape through partnership projects with local landowners, farmers, parish councils, businesses and residents of the Wolds.
Places of interest/refreshments nearby
The Joseph Banks Centre, Bridge Street, Horncastle: discover more about the famous explorer and botanist and see displays, records and artefacts of the Horncastle History and Heritage Society.
The Coach and Horses Inn, Hemingby Tel: 01507 527280
West Ashby Arms, West Ashby Tel: 01507 201771
Numerous refreshment outlets available throughout Horncastle.
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Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service, Navigation Warehouse, Riverhead Road, Louth,
Lincolnshire, LN11 0DA 01522 555780 www.lincswolds.org.uk
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Points of Interest:
Green Lanes & wide verges
A key distinctive landscape feature of the Lincolnshire Wolds is the grassed roadside verges and the wider network of green lanes, with some as wide as 20 metres. Those found alongside the drovers roads and other ancient routeways commonly provide the most flower-rich verges and are thought to form remnants of pre-enclosure pastures. Today some of the wide verges in the Wolds are still cut and baled by farmers, provide an important additional grassland habitat, often acting as linear corridors for birds, small mammals and insects and connecting pockets of isolated grassland.
Henry Winn – the Grand Old Man of Lincolnshire
Henry lived in Fulletby and ran the village grocery and drapery shop – but he was also the Parish Clerk from the age of 14, Sunday School Teacher, Churchwarden, Parish Constable, Overseer of the Poor and Temperance advocator. He established a library in the village, was a committee member of the Tetford Sick Club, ran a Savings Club in Fulletby and was active in the establishment of the National School which opened in 1850. His addiction to the pen resulted in a legacy of many manuscript books reflecting on his 98 years, and these provide us with a word picture of daily life in a typical Victorian village - a peep into a past era that helped shape the 21st century.
A visit to Fulletby church is a great starting point to begin to understand Henry Winn's life, where there is a dedicated display to him.
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