Nocton Wood Walk is a 3 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, walking, trail running, and bird watching.

Length3.0 miElevation gain177 ftRoute typeLoop
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A easy-access circular walk from the Dunston Fen picnic site, close to the village of Dunston in Lincolnshire. The walking route heads north to follow a simple circuit around the edge of Nocton Wood, following a stretch of the historic Roman Car Dyke, and enjoying far-reaching views across 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 a few steady gradients and follows a mixture of quiet country roads, grass farm tracks and chalk farm tracks. There is a 1.5km stretch along a country road, so take care of traffic on this part. The tracks can get muddy after rain and are uneven in parts, but in dry periods the surfaces should be suitable for rugged disability buggies or rugged pushchairs. There are no obstacles (kissing gates, stiles or steps) and you will not be sharing any of the paths with livestock. 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 1.5 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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Helen Butcher
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Paul McCormick
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Angi Giblin
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It was a lovely walk, just the 1500m on the last stretch was a little dull. When we got back to the car, we managed to have a brew and a bit of cake in the snow! Very magical.

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Helen McGowan
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really lovely walk. the best part was the 1st 3 quarters, the last quarter we were walking along the road we drove to to get to the car park. although a lovely quiet road would still have been nicer without so next time we will either turn back when we get to the road (but then it's not a loop) or do the walk backwards and walk on the road first and therefore saving the best till last

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Alice Perry
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Flat loop, lovely and peaceful. A little too much road walking for my liking, and felt like I was trespassing up to the farm entrance!

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Lisa Alexander
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Matthew Burn
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Great for a peaceful walk with the dog.

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Jack Rayson
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Gavin Clark
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Kat Em
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Jo Somers wells
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Melissa Baines
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Tom Housego
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Melissa Baines
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rob smart
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Sarah Pyott
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Kristian Rodgers
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aj walker
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Matthew Burn
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Maggie Maggie
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