Hill Holt Wood Walk is a 0.5 mile loop trail located near Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length0.5 miElevation gain36 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingWalkingForestWildlife
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Note: this trail may be temporarily closed due to Covid. A circular walk around Hill Holt Wood, a 34-acre deciduous woodland situated 10 miles south-west of Lincoln, on the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire border. The wood is managed as a social enterprise, using traditional methods with lots of sculptures and fascinating areas to explore. 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 almost entirely flat with no gradients to speak of. It follows unmade woodland paths that can get very muddy, so good boots are a must (or wellingtons in the wettest months). There are no stiles, steps or gates on route, you will just need to negotiate a couple of gaps alongside vehicle barriers. Dogs are welcome in the woodland but must be kept on leads. The route would be suitable for a rugged pushchair when the ground is dry. Please remember the Countryside Code. These paths are provided by kind permission of Hill Holt Wood. Hill Holt Wood is a working wood and, whilst the woodland is open 7 days per week from dawn til dusk, use is recommended at weekends and during school holidays. Please take time to read the rules of access when you arrive to ensure your safety and enjoyment whilst in the wood. OS Map Explorer 271. Allow 30 minutes. If you are looking for refreshments, the woodland has its own cafe, Hive Cafe, which is open on Sundays. Alternatively, there are pubs a short drive away in Norton Disney and Carlton-le-Moorland. Nearby attractions include Doddington Hall and Gardens and Whisby Nature Park.

Hill Holt Wood is located about 10 miles south-west of Lincoln and is ONLY accessible from the A46 southbound. The post code for the woodland is LN6 9JP, but please do NOT use this for your Sat Nav as it will take you to nearby villages from where there is no access to the woodland. Take the A46 southbound from Lincoln (towards Newark). At the Swinderby roundabout, take the 2nd exit (A46 to Newark). Do NOT turn off at the next Norton Disney/Swinderby turn-off. When you see the next road sign (for Norton Disney/Collingham), start to indicate left and slow down. The turning for Hill Holt Wood is immediately behind the road sign. Please note: it is not a road junction '€“ the woodland entrance is directly off the dual-carriageway. The single-track entrance drive (with passing places) leads you to the Visitor Car Park directly ahead. Car parking is free, but there is a donation box should you wish to make a small contribution to help with the woodland management and charitable activities.

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Katie Walker
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Please note that this trail is closed at the moment in tier 4. Hope it reopens soon!

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- 2 months ago

Thank you Katie. Please let your AllTrails family know when it re-opens.

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Charlotte bourne
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HikingMuddyOver grown

short walk in the woods. very wet and muddy. little difficult to follow the trail. ideal for children

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Richard J
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Enjoyed this short walk. Lots to see and would love to pop back when the cafe is open (Sundays). Our dog loved it too even though dogs must be kept on a lead.