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In the Footsteps of Roman Legions
distance 7.45mi Vertical gain +282ft Vertical drop -295ft Durée 3h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Fulletby - Lincolnshire

This walk links the villages of Fulletby, Tetford and Belchford and the hamlet of Salmonby. It is a walk with great variety - woods, fields, lakes and fine views.
The route takes in a section of the Viking Way long distance footpath and, for a while, follows the course of a Roman Road.

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Louth, South Elkington, Hallington & Raithby
distance 7.04mi Vertical gain +446ft Vertical drop -446ft Durée 3h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Louth - Lincolnshire

The terrain of this Lincolnshire walk on the outskirts of Louth varies considerably and includes parkland, meadows, the secluded Welton Vale and windswept heights of Jack's Furze reached by a permissive footpath that gives the best views of the entire walk.

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In the Shadow of Juicetrump
distance 4.2mi Vertical gain +210ft Vertical drop -184ft Durée 2h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Belchford - Lincolnshire

This walk links the quiet villages of Belchford and Scamblesby in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds. Enjoy grassy paths, a stream and some fine hilltop views. There are numerous springs nearby which first attracted Neolithic settlers to the area. Two streams converge here to form the source of the River Waring, which flows to Horncastle to join the River Bain.

Walking Vales & Views ( Download : )
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Vales & Views
distance 8.01mi Vertical gain +518ft Vertical drop -518ft Durée 4h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Louth - Lincolnshire

This walk takes in the high points above Hubbard’s Hills before dropping down into the secluded Welton le Wold valley. Explore the historic church and parkland at South Elkington before journeying back to Louth.

Walking Paths, Ponds and a Priory ( Download : )
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Paths, Ponds and a Priory
distance 5.73mi Vertical gain +249ft Vertical drop -249ft Durée 2h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Binbrook - Lincolnshire

A wonderful walk through grassy valleys and over open hilltops. The walk crosses the site of the old Orford Priory, now a series of lumps in the ground, once an important settlement.

Walking A Walk on the Wild Side ( Download : )
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A Walk on the Wild Side
distance 7.07mi Vertical gain +102ft Vertical drop -95ft Durée 3h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Ludford (Lincolnshire) - Lincolnshire

Starting from Ludford, this dog-friendly walk joins the Viking Way long distance footpath and leaves the village past the old 101 Squadron airfield, skirting the edge of the Deserted Medieval Village at Wykeham and leaving the Viking Way. Onwards and upwards to Great Tows, the highest point of the walk where there are fine views of the Wolds top and often a brisk breeze blowing.

Walking Long Bennington Viking Way ( Download : )
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distance 5.6mi Vertical gain +62ft Vertical drop -62ft Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Long Bennington - Lincolnshire

A nice, short walk across the countryside in Long Bennington just off the A1.

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In the Footsteps of Tennyson - Route 2
distance 5.08mi Vertical gain +203ft Vertical drop -207ft Durée 2h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Greetham with Somersby - Lincolnshire

Starting from the quiet hamlet of Bag Enderby, this 5.5 miles walk explores the different aspects of the Wolds landscape, passing through Somersby, Tennyson's birthplace and home for the first twenty eight years of his life.

Walking Well Walk ( Download : )
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Well Walk
distance 8.41mi Vertical gain +394ft Vertical drop -367ft Durée 4h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Alford (Lincolnshire) - Lincolnshire

This is a charming 8 miles walk from Alford to Well. There are steady climbs through beech woods to Ulceby, before following the road down to Skendleby Psalter. From here back to Well with its rare classical church and Well Vale Hall and its lakes.

On a clear day there are views of the coast and Wolds from the higher ground.

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Round Binbrook Walk via Mill
distance 3.27mi Vertical gain +144ft Vertical drop -171ft Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Binbrook - Lincolnshire

This walk explores the area around the village in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds. The walk starts in the old Market Place, and although markets are no longer held here, it is still an important trading area of the village with many local shops.

Walking On Top of the Wolds ( Download : )
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On Top of the Wolds
distance 5.21mi Vertical gain +308ft Vertical drop -302ft Durée 2h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Louth - Lincolnshire

This is a delightful 5.5 mile walk taking you high into the Wolds. There are fine views to the coast and back to Louth with St James's Church spire visible for miles. Walking along tracks and paths, this really does give a flavour of hilly Lincolnshire.

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To Legsby & Linwood and back again
distance 3.58mi Vertical gain +43ft Vertical drop -43ft Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Market Rasen - Lincolnshire

This walk starts from Market Rasen and heads through fields over the Coversands; soils which are very deep but which dry out quickly and are subject to wind erosion.

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distance 8.4mi Vertical gain +33ft Vertical drop -36ft Durée 3h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Bardney - Lincolnshire

This Lincolnshire walk is somewhat different in that walkers can do some route finding for themselves. This is because Chambers Farm Wood has several self-guided, waymarked routes that can be used to vary my preferred route described below. Part of the walk follows quiet country lanes and traverses typical Lincolnshire countryside.

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distance 9.51mi Vertical gain +486ft Vertical drop -456ft Durée 4h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Glentworth - Lincolnshire

This is a circular route taking in three villages and the route can be adjusted to have the start/finish at any one of them. The suggested route has a nice pub for a tasty half-way treat.

Walking In Ore of Our Past ( Download : )
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In Ore of Our Past
distance 4.28mi Vertical gain +295ft Vertical drop -295ft Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Nettleton (Lincolnshire) - Lincolnshire

This walk passes through an area that was, until just a few decades ago, one of the most industrial parts of the Wolds. Today the Nettleton Valley is a grassy, peaceful picturesque place, and from the top, there are fine views towards the River Trent and Lincoln.

Walking A Walk for all Seasons ( Download : )
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A Walk for all Seasons
distance 4.41mi Vertical gain +384ft Vertical drop -371ft Durée 2h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Belchford - Lincolnshire

This walk starts in Belchford, nestling in the Wolds, and goes to the attractive hilltop village of Fulletby. Following part of the Viking Way, you walk through an old meadow and on a clear day enjoy distant views of Lincoln Cathedral.
Absorb the heritage, scenery and wildlife in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Walking Ramble to Rigsby ( Download : )
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Ramble to Rigsby
distance 4.67mi Vertical gain +151ft Vertical drop -151ft Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Alford (Lincolnshire) - Lincolnshire

This is an enjoyable 5 mile circular walk from Alford up into the Lincolnshire Wolds at Rigsby before returning to Alford. The route follows grass tracks and quiet lanes as well as across some arable land. There are excellent views of the Lincolnshire coast and Alford town from the ridge and Rigsby.

Rigsby church has Norman features and a fine 15th century carved font.

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distance 6.16mi Vertical gain +10ft Vertical drop -13ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Moulton (Lincolnshire) - Lincolnshire

This Lincolnshire walk offers great rewards including panoramic views, close-ups of boats heading to and from the marina at Fosdyke and an abundance of birds.Vast skies dominate Moulton Marsh, part of The Wash and Lincolnshire's last great coastal wilderness.

Walking Dunston & Nocton ( Download : )
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distance 4.62mi Vertical gain +62ft Vertical drop -62ft Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Dunston (Lincolnshire) - Lincolnshire

This Lincolnshire walk visits two villages with an array of interesting things to see including a statue to George III and a sculpture of a cow made by children from old farm implements.

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distance 3.98mi Vertical gain +39ft Vertical drop -43ft Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lincolnshire

A round trip of 4 miles for locals, with occasional views of Lincoln Cathedral and Ellis Mill.

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A Route with a View via Claxby Wood
distance 10.39mi Vertical gain +456ft Vertical drop -433ft Durée 5h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Market Rasen - Lincolnshire

A walk starting from Market Rasen going to Walesby over a variety of terrain from woodlands to farm tracks in the Wolds, allowing the chance to explore All Saints' Church, Walesby, affectionately known as the Ramblers' Church as well as offering dramatic views across Lincolnshire.

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To Legsby & Linwood and Back again via Linwood Warren
distance 5.91mi Vertical gain +102ft Vertical drop -102ft Durée 2h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Market Rasen - Lincolnshire

This walk starts from Market Rasen and heads through fields over the Coversands; soils which are very deep but which dry out quickly and are subject to wind erosion. This route gives you the opportunity to explore a heathland nature reserve.

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In the Footsteps of Tennyson - Route 1
distance 2.09mi Vertical gain +69ft Vertical drop -75ft Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Greetham with Somersby - Lincolnshire

Starting from the quiet hamlet of Bag Enderby, this 2 miles walk explores the different aspects of the Wolds landscape, passing through Somersby, Tennyson's birthplace and home for the first twenty eight years of his life.

Walking Round Louth Walk ( Download : )
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Round Louth Walk
distance 13.96mi Vertical gain +518ft Vertical drop -518ft Durée 6h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hallington - Lincolnshire

The 14 mile Round Louth Walk circles the historic market town, journeying into the surrounding countryside of the Wolds and Marsh. The route is waymarked by a blue spire walk logo. Although the full walk is 14 miles long, there are shorter circular routes using various public footpaths back into town if you don't want to do it all in one day.

Walking Culverthorpe ( Download : )
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distance 3.98mi Vertical gain +115ft Vertical drop -115ft Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Culverthorpe and Kelby - Lincolnshire

A Lincolnshire walk that explores the parkland and surroundings of Culverthorpe Hall using some of the many local footpaths and also some of the "Stepping Out" paths set up by North Kesteven District Council.

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In the Footsteps of Kolkr - Asterby
distance 2.94mi Vertical gain +174ft Vertical drop -177ft Durée 1h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Goulceby - Lincolnshire

This pleasant 3 mile walk circles the attractive parishes of Goulceby and Asterby and takes you through gentle farmland, quiet lanes and along part of the Viking Way, offering stunning views over the Lincolnshire Wolds.

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In the Footsteps of Kolkr - Red Hill
distance 3.51mi Vertical gain +259ft Vertical drop -266ft Durée 1h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Goulceby - Lincolnshire

This pleasant 3.5 mile walk circles the attractive parishes of Goulceby and Asterby and takes you through gentle farmland, quiet lanes and along part of the Viking Way, offering stunning views over the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Walking Two Churches and a Canal ( Download : )
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Two Churches and a Canal
distance 6.2mi Vertical gain +49ft Vertical drop -49ft Durée 2h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Louth - Lincolnshire

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a 6 mile walk exploring the Louth Canal and nearby village of Alvingham, with two churches in one churchyard. Keep a watch for the darting blue of the kingfisher or the antics of the moorhens as they squabble amongst themselves.

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Following Woods and Mills via Tealby
distance 10.22mi Vertical gain +427ft Vertical drop -404ft Durée 5h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Market Rasen - Lincolnshire

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.

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Through Louth and Hubbard's Hill
distance 3.12mi Vertical gain +180ft Vertical drop -161ft Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Louth - Lincolnshire

Hubbard's Hills was donated to the town of Louth by the trustees of Auguste Alphonse Pahud, and opened to the public on 1 August 1907.

Walking A Route with a View ( Download : )
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A Route with a View
distance 7.39mi Vertical gain +322ft Vertical drop -302ft Durée 3h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Market Rasen - Lincolnshire

This walk starts from Market Rasen heading for Walesby, mainly along roads and quiet lanes, allowing the chance to explore All Saints Church, Walesby, affectionately known as the ‘Ramblers’ Church’ as well as offering dramatic views across Lincolnshire.

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distance 9.53mi Vertical gain +10ft Vertical drop -3ft Durée 4h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Fosdyke - Lincolnshire

Vast skies dominate Moulton Marsh, part of The Wash and Lincolnshire's last great coastal wilderness. This walk offers great rewards including panoramic views, close-ups of boats heading to and from the marina at Fosdyke and an abundance of birds.

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On Foot from Fotherby - North Elkington
distance 5.56mi Vertical gain +315ft Vertical drop -315ft Durée 2h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Fotherby - Lincolnshire

A pleasant 6 miles walk from Fotherby towards North Elkington, passing through a Deserted Medieval Village, with fine views of the eastern edge of the Wolds, across the marsh towards the coastline and round to the Humber.

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distance 8.28mi Vertical gain +322ft Vertical drop -322ft Durée 4h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Well (Lincolnshire) - Lincolnshire

A circular walk over gently rolling countryside taking in a mix of farm fields, forest tracks and tarmac roads.

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distance 4.68mi Vertical gain +33ft Vertical drop -33ft Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Owmby - Lincolnshire

This is a gentle walk which is very dog-friendly, using bridleways, very minor roads and permissive paths. It is relatively flat and easy going so an ideal afternoon walk that won't be too taxing.

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Louth to North Ormsby - Louth Cycle Route 6
distance 19.11mi Vertical gain +430ft Vertical drop -433ft Durée 2.5 hrs Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Louth - Lincolnshire

This is an energetic ride combining level cycling with a challenging climb out of North Ormsby, however the views out to the coast are well worth it!

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Hubbard's Hills to Welsdale Bottom - Louth Cycle Route 5
distance 10.48mi Vertical gain +440ft Vertical drop -427ft Durée 1.5 hrs Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Louth - Lincolnshire

A challenging ride to one of the areas highest points to enjoy panoramic views of the Wolds and beyond.

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Hubbard's Hills to Red Hill - Louth Cycle Route 4
distance 11.63mi Vertical gain +423ft Vertical drop -407ft Durée 2 hr Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Louth - Lincolnshire

This route between two of the areas most renowned beauty spots, begins with a steady climb up the eastern rise of the Wolds but ends with a rewarding downhill return with spectacular views.

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Legbourne to Belleau - Louth Cycle Route 3
distance 15.24mi Vertical gain +440ft Vertical drop -440ft Durée 2 hr Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Legbourne - Lincolnshire

A strenuous ride on the south eastern edge of the Wolds, bordering attractive woodland near Burwell.

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Legbourne to Authorpe - Louth Cycle Route 2
distance 13.31mi Vertical gain +184ft Vertical drop -184ft Durée 2 hr Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Legbourne - Lincolnshire

Passing through a series of lovely Lincolnshire villages, this route starts with a good climb on the edge of the Wolds and finishes with level cycling on the middle marsh.

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Louth to Grimoldby - Louth Cycle Route 1
distance 11.49mi Vertical gain +52ft Vertical drop -52ft Durée 1.5 hrs Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Louth - Lincolnshire

A gentle cycle ride around the villages to the east of Louth - an ideal way to re-introduce yourself to cycling.

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Horncastle to Rowgate Hill - Horncastle Cycle Route 4
distance 20.23mi Vertical gain +610ft Vertical drop -614ft Durée 3 hrs Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Horncastle - Lincolnshire

Follow the Bain Valley, cross Roman Roads and explore wide verge lined lanes before a strenuous ride up to the Bluestone Heath Road. Take your time – the views are worth it!

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Horncastle to Harrington - Horncastle Cycle Route 3
distance 19.53mi Vertical gain +663ft Vertical drop -663ft Durée 3 hrs Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Horncastle - Lincolnshire

A cycle ride through the ages – Civil War battlefield, Georgian Manor House and a Victorian Poet's birthplace – this route is on narrow lanes around the Lymn & Waring river valleys.

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Horncastle to Fulletby via Greetham - Horncastle Cycle Route 2
distance 14.26mi Vertical gain +495ft Vertical drop -492ft Durée 2 hr Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Horncastle - Lincolnshire

Exploring the valleys of the Rivers Bain and Waring, with an uphill section that's worth the view!

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Horncastle to Fulletby - Horncastle Cycle Route 2
distance 10.8mi Vertical gain +440ft Vertical drop -440ft Durée 1.5 hrs Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Horncastle - Lincolnshire

Exploring the valleys of the Rivers Bain and Waring, with an uphill section that's worth the view! This is the shorter option but why not do those extra few miles by going the whole distance!

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Horncastle to Miningsby - Horncastle Cycle Route 1
distance 13.77mi Vertical gain +351ft Vertical drop -325ft Durée 1.5 hrs Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Horncastle - Lincolnshire

A gentle cycle ride exploring the villages to the south east of Horncastle – taking in the historic parkland of Scrivelsby – an ideal route to reintroduce you to cycling.

Walking Following Woods and Mills ( Download : )
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Following Woods and Mills
distance 4.83mi Vertical gain +75ft Vertical drop -75ft Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Market Rasen - Lincolnshire

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

Walking Walk in the Woods ( Download : )
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Walk in the Woods
distance 6.99mi Vertical gain +85ft Vertical drop -79ft Durée 3h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Market Rasen - Lincolnshire

This walk starts from Market Rasen and heads through fields and woodlands towards Willingham Woods, returning along a road. On a clear day, the views of the Lincolnshire Wolds are impressive and you may be able to see the Claxby Radar Tower on the horizon.

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Walk in the Woods via Legsby Wood
distance 8.07mi Vertical gain +128ft Vertical drop -128ft Durée 3h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Market Rasen - Lincolnshire

This walk starts from Market Rasen and heads through fields and woodlands towards Willingham Woods, taking you through farmland over Coversands; soils that are very deep and acidic. On a clear day, the views of the Lincolnshire Wolds are impressive and you may be able to see the Claxby Radar Tower on the horizon.

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From Cricket Fields to Green Lanes
distance 4.15mi Vertical gain +26ft Vertical drop -26ft Durée 1h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Market Rasen - Lincolnshire

This walk starts from Market Rasen heading for Middle Rasen. Mainly along roads, bridleways and quiet lanes. Lovely views of the Lincolnshire Wolds can be seen on this walk.