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Best trails in Lincolnshire

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Trying to find the best Lincolnshire trails? AllTrails has 106 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Lincoln, Market Rasen or Scunthorpe, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 67 easy trails in Lincolnshire ranging from 0.8 to 21 miles and from 19 to 557 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Woolsthorpe by Belvoir and Grantham Canal
Fanny's Wood
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 29 m
A circular walk from the small Lincolnshire village of Woolsthorpe by Belvoir, which sits on the county border with Leicestershire. The village is most famous for the nearby Belvoir Castle and the impressive 19th century fortress dominates the hilltops here and is visible for most of the walk, giving it a strange fairytale-like feel. The route explores the village then moves on to a stretch of the Grantham Canal towpath before returning via an ancient lane and a stretch of the Viking Way. The route has just a few gentle inclines and the paths are a mixture of pavements, stone lanes/paths and grass towpaths/field paths, the latter of which will be muddy after wet weather. The final large hillside pasture you cross is used for grazing cattle so take care with dogs at this point. There are several gates plus two stiles, both of which have gaps alongside that will be suitable for most dogs. Approximate time 2 to 2.5 hours. Show more
#2 - Claxby Wood Walk
Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 32 m
#3 - Fulbeck and the Lincoln Cliff
Fulbeck, Lincolnshire, England
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
A circular walk from Fulbeck, one of the "cliff villages" that lie on the limestone escarpment known as the Lincoln Cliff or Lincoln Edge that runs from the River Humber down to Grantham. The route follows quiet lanes and field paths giving a peaceful setting in which to enjoy the views north towards Lincoln and across the Trent Valley to east Nottinghamshire. The walk follows a mixture of village/farm lanes and field and grass tracks, the latter of which can get quite muddy after periods of rain. There are no stiles and just a couple of gates. The walk includes several climbs and descents throughout. Allow 2 hours. Show more
#4 - Skellingthorpe Old Wood Walk
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h
A circular walk (including an easy access option) from the village of Skellingthorpe in Lincolnshire. The route heads through the village before looping through the beautiful Skellingthorpe Old Wood, a Woodland Trust mixed woodland with wildlife, wild flowers and wood carvings to enjoy. The return leg follows an old rail line, now a shared footpath and cycleway. This walk is part of the Stepping Out network, published through a collaboration with North Kesteven District Council to inspire more people to enjoy the district's landscapes, ancient woodland, historic buildings and charming villages. The walk follows a mixture of village pavements, stone woodland tracks, unmade woodland paths and a tarmac cycleway. The unmade woodland paths can be very soft and muddy so good boots are a must and wellingtons are recommended in the winter or after periods of rain. You will need to negotiate a single wooden gate but there are no kissing gates, stiles, steps or livestock on route. It would be possible to take a rugged pushchair or rugged disability buggy around the walk during dry periods, by following a short-cut that excludes the narrow and softest woodland paths. Please remember the Countryside Code. Skellingthorpe Wood is owned by the Woodland Trust, walkers are asked to help to ensure a continued welcome by keeping dogs under close control. OS Map Explorer 272. Allow 2 to 2.5 hours. If you are looking for refreshments, the Lincolnshire Co-op shop, The Stone Arms pub and The Plough pub are all located along the High Street in Skellingthorpe village. There is also a picnic site within the woodland. Nearby attractions include Daisy Made Ice Cream, the Natural World Centre at Thorpe on the Hill and Doddington Hall and Gardens.Show more
#5 - Temple Bruer and the Knights Templar Walk
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 10 m
Note: As of September 5, 2020, users have reported that there is construction by the tower and you can't go any further. A circular walk from Temple Bruer in Lincolnshire. The route takes you through gently rolling farmland, taking in the remains of a Knights Templar Preceptory, a restored Horse Gin and a stretch of the old Roman Road, Ermine Street, along the way. This walk is part of the Stepping Out network, published through a collaboration with North Kesteven District Council to inspire more people to enjoy the district's landscapes, ancient woodland, historic buildings and charming villages. The walk includes only gentle gradients, with nothing too strenuous. It follows a mixture of quiet lanes and farm tracks of stone, tarmac and grass. Some of the grass tracks are rutted and can be muddy in winter and after periods of rain. There are no stiles, gates or steps on route. Whilst most of the surrounding fields are arable, you may come across sheep in some of the fields adjacent to the tracks, contained with electric fencing, so take particular care with dogs. Please remember the Countryside Code. Some paths are provided by kind permission of the landowner, please only use the waymarked paths. Where young stock may be present, please make sure your dog is under firm control in these areas. OS Map Explorer 272. Allow 3 to 3.5 hours. If you are looking for refreshments or other places of interest nearby, Navenby High Street features a wide range of interesting local shops and pubs, and there are also a couple of pubs in Wellingore. Show more
#6 - Culverthorpe Parkland and Farmland Walk
Culverthorpe, Lincolnshire, England
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
PLEASE NOTE: Users have reported that the postcode provided NG32 3NJ is not correct for this route - if you are driving there & using Apple maps, search for “Culverthorpe Hall” & follow until you see the brown signpost for parking. Whilst the bridges and stiles on this exact walking route are currently in good condition, on the alternative routes offered on the NKDC Stepping Out network from Culverthorpe some of the bridges and stiles are currently awaiting repair. Please take care if using these alternative routes. A circular walk close to the hamlet of Culverthorpe in Lincolnshire. The walking route takes you around the parkland of Culverthorpe Hall and out into the surrounding farmland estate, with lovely far-reaching views and plenty of wildlife along the way. This walk is part of the Stepping Out network, published through a collaboration with North Kesteven District Council to inspire more people to enjoy the district's landscapes, ancient woodland, historic buildings and charming villages. The walk includes several moderate gradients throughout and follows a mixture of parkland driveways, farm tracks and grass footpaths plus one path across an arable field and one short stretch of quiet lane. Some stretches can be very muddy after rain and in winter. Most of the paths are through arable land or enclosed away from pastures, but you will cross two pastures (that are likely to be holding sheep or other livestock) and one paddock (that may be holding horses). You will need to negotiate several footbridges and gates plus seven stiles (five of these have tight fence surrounds so all but the smallest dogs are likely to need a lift over). Following the optional shortcut and the alternative ending described within the guide, will avoid the livestock and will reduce the stile count to one (which has an under-gate gap alongside, which dogs up to Labrador-size should squeeze through). Dogs are welcome on these footpaths within the Culverthorpe estate, but you are asked to keep them on leads at all times. Please remember the Countryside Code. Some paths are provided by kind permission of the landowner, please only use the waymarked paths. Where young stock may be present, please make sure your dog is under firm control in these areas. OS Map Explorer 248. Allow 1.5 hours. If you are looking for refreshments, there are pubs in the villages of Silk Willoughby and Wilsford, just a short drive away. Show more
#7 - High Wood and North Rauceby Walk
Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m
A circular walk close to the village of North Rauceby in Lincolnshire. North Rauceby lies on the Southern Lincolnshire Edge, at one of North Kesteven's highest points, meaning there are some lovely far reaching views. The route leads you through open countryside, passing arable fields and sheep pastures, to reach the village with its beautiful church and stone cross. At the end of the walk, you will follow the paths through the mixed woodland of High Wood. This walk is part of the Stepping Out network, published through a collaboration with North Kesteven District Council to inspire more people to enjoy the district's landscapes, ancient woodland, historic buildings and charming villages. The walk has a few gentle gradients throughout but there is nothing too steep. It follows a mixture of quiet roads, farm tracks, grass paths and unmade woodland paths, some of which can be muddy in winter and after rain. There are no gates or steps on route, but you will need to negotiate two staggered barriers and two stiles (which have gaps alongside suitable for dogs up to Labrador size). The vast majority of the route is on tracks and lanes away from the fields, but there is one short stretch across a small grass field. You are likely to come across lots of gamebirds and the landowner requests that you keep dogs on leads. Please remember the Countryside Code. Some paths are provided by kind permission of the landowner, please only use the waymarked paths. Where young stock may be present, please make sure your dog is under firm control in these areas. OS Map Explorer 272. Allow 2.5 hours. If you are looking for refreshments, there are none on route, but you will find La Royale Indian restaurant and Cheerio Cafe both on the A17 just north of the walk, or the Bustard Inn in nearby South Rauceby. Nearby attractions include Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre.Show more
#8 - Tetney Lock
Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
An easy walk in North East Lincolnshire. The walk starts at Tetney Lock and includes a quiet country lane leading to the Humber Estuary where you will overlook the RSBP reserve with a good chance of seeing a wide selection of birds such as oyster catchers, little turn, redshank, ringed plover and many other water fowl. The Humber estuary also includes the two forts which were built during WW 1 but only saw action in WW2 when they helped defend the entrance with submarine nets. The forts were machine gunned several times by German mine laying aircraft. The lock at Tetney no longer actually exists, but once provided navigation from the North Sea to Louth. Show more
#9 - Lincolnshire Wolds Romans and Vikings Walk
Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 32 m
If you thought Lincolnshire was flat, this walk may make you change your mind. Not that there's a lot of hilly walking, just enough to change perceptions! A decent length circular track, this walk starts in Fulletby, the second highest village in the Lincolnshire Wolds, and takes you through two further typical Wolds villages, using a combination of footpaths and quiet roads. The route takes in part of a Roman salt road, a path used to carry salt from the coast to Lincoln, and a section of the long distance Viking Way. There are a number of good view points along the way, as well as water and chances for wildlife-spotting. There are pubs in Tetford and Belchford, but check opening times before setting out. Overall, allow around three hours to complete, excluding any picnic or bird spotting stops.Show more
#10 - Walesby and Tealby Walk
Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h
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