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Dunston Fen Circular is a 3.9 mile loop trail located near Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length 3.9 mi Elevation gain 223 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Walking River
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An easy-access circular walk from the Dunston Fen picnic site, close to the village of Dunston in Lincolnshire. The walking route heads south to follow a circuit around the farmland of the fenlands, crossing the historic Roman Car Dyke, with big skies and plenty of wildlife to enjoy 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 is relatively flat and follows a mixture of quiet country roads, grass farm tracks and dirt farm tracks. The tracks can get muddy after rain and are quite uneven and churned in parts, so would not be suitable for pushchairs. For the main route, there are no obstacles (gates, stiles or steps) and you will not be sharing any of the paths with livestock. There is an option to take a shortcut, but this route crosses several sheep pastures and includes multiple stiles (which have wire fence surrounds, so dogs would need a lift over). 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, The White Horse is located at the eastern end of Dunston Fen Lane (alongside the River Witham) or The Red Lion is located in Dunston village.

The walk starts and finishes at the dedicated Dunston Fen Stepping Out car park and picnic site, about 1.5 miles east of Dunston village. Being a remote site, the car park does not have public transport access, nor does it have a dedicated post code. Use the post code LN4 2HB to reach Fen Lane in the village of Dunston. From this point, drive east along this lane (which becomes Dunston Fen Lane) for 1.5 miles. Stay with the lane as it swings left (with Nocton Wood on your left) and, where the lane swings right, fork left into the parking area (signed with a brown Stepping Out tourism sign).

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Stacey Gee
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HikingOver grown

A nice quiet walk in the evening, parked in the Stepping Out carpark. Trail signposted all the way around. Part of it was overgrown. On country roads and through farms.