Swanpool and Forest Park Circular

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

Technical sheet
No. 4132833
A Lincolnshire walk posted on 02/10/20 by . Update : 05/10/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h50[?]
Distance Distance : 3.98mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 39ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 43ft
Highest point Highest point : 56ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 13ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Lincolnshire
Starting point Starting point : N 53.22352° / W 0.593435°
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Description

(D/A) Starting from the junction of Skellingthorpe Road and Chalgrove Way, the walk passes downhill turning right at the bottom and heading along the path beside the dyke towards Lincoln, crossing Pig Lane and carrying on for about a mile alongside the dyke.

(1) At the end of the wood, turn left across a small bridge then continue walking on the other side of the dyke, but turs off towards the ancient wood containing the Swan Pool, hidden in a wood and now dry. Return to the start by walking along the side of the wood, turning right at the end and continue along the path, briefly leaving the wood before continuing along a farm track to Pig Lane.

(2) Turn left and eventually there will be a track to the right made of old concrete railway sleepers, along which you will see they were made by CALMAC, some bearing a crown mark, others with a letter.

(3) At the end turn left, cross the small bridge over the dyke, and eventually turning left through metal barriers onto Forest Park estate. Walk along this road until turning right up Chalgrove Way, back to the start.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 56ft - Skellingthorpe Road
1 : mi 0.89 - alt. 23ft - Small bridge
2 : mi 2.52 - alt. 20ft - Track
3 : mi 3.48 - alt. 33ft - Small bridge
D/A : mi 3.98 - alt. 52ft - Skellingthorpe Road

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