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Martin and Metheringham Barff Walk

MODERATE 1 reviews

Martin and Metheringham Barff Walk is a 10.0 kilometer loop trail located near Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

DISTANCE
10 km
ELEVATION GAIN
101 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

partially paved

river

historic site

A circular walk from the village of Martin in Lincolnshire. The route explores the surrounding peaceful countryside, a patchwork of woodlands and open fields with far-reaching views throughout. Along the way you will discover the former site of RAF Metheringham, including the old runway and a poignant memorial, plus a stretch of Car Dyke, a ditch first constructed by the Romans running along the western edge of the Fens. 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 includes only a couple of steady gradients and follows a mixture of village roads, farm tracks, country lanes and grass tracks. The surfaces are firm for the most part, but some stretches can be muddy after periods of rain. For the majority of the route there are no obstacles, but on the final stretch you will need to negotiate a gate plus four stiles (the last two of which dogs may need a lift over, if the adjacent gates are locked). Most of the route is free from livestock, but you will cross two pastures that may be holding cattle towards the end. 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 3 hours. Nearby attractions include the Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre on Martin Moor. If you are looking for refreshments, the village of Martin is home to the Royal Oak (this was looking for new owners in early 2018, so check the current situation if you want to visit).

3 months ago

Weather perfect for a February 6.50mile walk, amazing to see a kingfisher a whit heron also a grey heron, also hearing the sound of a woodpecker as we passed some woods, good open views, lucky we didn’t have any issues with cows, I would give this walk 4 out of 5.

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