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Blankney Circuit is a 3.7 mile loop trail located near Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Length 3.7 mi Elevation gain 206 ft Route type Loop
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Getting There

A circular walk close to the village of Blankney in Lincolnshire. The walking route explores the local countryside, once part of Lincoln Heath and now a patchwork of arable farming and sections of woodland. This walk is 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 walking route is relatively flat, with only very gentle gradients. It follows mostly stone or grass farm tracks, with a couple of paths across grass fields and some stretches that can get muddy in winter or after periods of rain. Most of the land is arable, but you will cross one pasture twice (at the beginning and end) which is likely to be holding sheep (or other livestock). You will need to negotiate a couple of footbridges, a kissing gate and three stiles (the first two stiles have built-in dog gates and the third stile can be avoided completely by following a short stretch of quiet lane instead). 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 hours. If you are looking for refreshments, there are pubs in two nearby villages; The Royal Oak in Scopwick and the Penny Farthing Inn in Timberland.

Blankney is located on the B1188, about 9 miles north of Sleaford and 9 miles south of Lincoln. The walk starts and finishes from the dedicated Stepping Out car park and picnic site, just to the west of the village and accessed via Drury Street. Heading north on the B1188, pass St Oswald's Church on your right within Blankney and take the next right turn, Drury Street, which is marked with a brown sign for Blankney Walks. The post code LN4 3BB will take you to this point and then, where Drury Street bends left, fork right onto a minor road (still following the brown Blankney Walks signs). Follow the minor road over a small bridge and you will find the car park immediately on your right. If you are coming by public transport, there are bus stops in the centre of the village itself. For information on bus transport, call Traveline on 0871 2002233 or visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/busrailtravel.

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Christopher Riley
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Easy, and fairly dry on a wet day

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Daisy Alexander
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It was a lovely walk but the signs was a bit confusing and brilliant for dogs

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Graham Conyers
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Easy and very open, prefer more wooded routes.

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Nicky Elliott
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Free car park, excellent directions. Very open. Single file for some of the walk & as others have said watch where you walk!

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Stacey Gee
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Nice walk, parking easy in dedicated carpark. Well signposted throughout. Through farmland.

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Claudette Bohigas
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Walked the loop on a sunny warm day with refreshing breeze in May. Good points.: parking - free and mostly shaded. With the coronavirus restrictions in place, keeping social distancing of 2 meters with my friend was easy as the paths are usually quite broad. Very flat. Benches on the way. Not so good: I am more of a woodland lover so all these fields feel a bit tedious. Lot of gravel and rough patches for cyclists. Dog walkers seem to love the place... unfortunately! Watch your steps!

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Kaye Lynn
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Beautiful walk. Nice variety of outlook and terrain and so peaceful. Great for dogs, only on a lead through the horses’ field. Love the dog friendly stiles. Children love it too, perfect length for a family walk and great parking.

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Karen Dwyer
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super afternoon walk, great for the dogs, off lead most of the way!!

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Vanessa Butcher
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Guy Teasdale
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Excellent relaxed route. Farmer keeps the tracks well maintained and signage is clear. Highlights are the strategic benches along the route and the route notes, which offer a good history lesson on how the land use has changed. Memorial to the Lancaster crew and Hurricane pilot offers a good place to stop and think about the sacrifices our armed forces have made. The wildlife is abundant with a variety of butterflies, birds and wild plants.

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Jo Somers wells
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Melissa Baines
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Alex McLaughlin
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Esme Hobbs
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Ben Rushbrook
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Hayley-Jane Robinson
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John Simpson
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Sam Daniels
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