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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.

Distance: 0.5 miles Elevation Gain: 36 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

wildlife

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.

hiking
muddy
over grown
4 months ago

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

Sun Nov 12 2017

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.