Heckington Fen Walk is a 9.8 kilometer loop trail located near Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Distance: 9.8 km Elevation Gain: 78 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly



historic site

pub walk

A circular walk from the village of Heckington in Lincolnshire. Heckington boasts a wealth of heritage within the village and surrounding area. The village is home to a magnificent eight-sailed windmill which dominates the surrounding countryside. There is also an on-site brewery where you can sample award winning ales and beers. The walk leads you through peaceful farmland and fenland, with lots of birdlife to enjoy. 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 mix of grassy banks, farm tracks and field edge paths, some of which can be muddy. There is also a small amount of road walking on quiet roads. You will need to negotiate a couple of footbridges, some steps plus one stile (which has a fence gap for dogs). There may be cattle present along the banks of Heckington Eau at certain times of year, along with temporary fencing. 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 Explorer 248. Allow 3 hours. If you are looking for refreshments, there are several pubs, cafes and takeaways within Heckington village. The eight-sail windmill (opposite the rail station) is well worth a visit and has an on-site tea room and also a brewery where you can purchase draught and bottled beer.

recorded Heckington Fen Walk

28 days ago

Quiet and peaceful walk, not a soul around. Not particularly exciting. Getting a bit overgrown in places but that is the nature of Lincolnshire footpaths - it is not a county of walkers. A fair bit of it is exposed so wrap up on cold windy days. Saw a swan, two buzzards and some swallows.

1 month ago

Lovely peaceful walk, mainly off road, entire route accessible, takes you through Heckington village where you can get a nice cuppa from the windmill tea room, would definitely walk again

1 month ago

An appalling walk with difficult overgrown parts and some of the path destroyed by farmers.

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