Sleaford Riverside Walk is a 10.3 kilometer loop trail located near Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Distance: 10.3 km Elevation Gain: 150 m Route Type: Loop

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A circular walk from the market town of Sleaford in Lincolnshire. The route leads you alongside the River Slea, passing a watermill, nature reserve, windmill and several artwork installations within Sleaford. Leaving the town behind, the route heads out into countryside towards South Rauceby, enjoying beautiful areas of woodland and long stretches of peaceful farm tracks. 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 relatively flat with only a couple of gentle slopes. It follows a mixture of riverside paths, roadside pavements, farm tracks, field edge paths and woodland paths. Some stretches can become muddy after periods of rain. You will need to negotiate a generous staggered barrier plus one stile (which has a large hedge gap alongside for dogs). You will need to cross the A15 twice, so take care as the traffic is fast-moving (although visibility is very good). The stile and A15 crossings can be avoided entirely by following the shorter version of the walk. 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 3.5 hours. There are plenty of attractions in Sleaford if you wish to extend your visit. If you are looking for refreshments, you will be spoilt for choice within Sleaford, or you may wish to visit The Bustard Inn in South Rauceby (just a short detour from the walk, about half way around the route).

recorded Sleaford Riverside Walk

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail, from bustling town centre to being out in countryside where you think you're the only person for miles. Lots of surprises along the way. The last mile or so is dull so get your head down and sprint for the pub. Gorgeous walk for a summers day but in winter there are tracks that could be very muddy. I'd advise going during a dry spell. Watch out for the carved shepherds bench-it is stunning but easily missed.

6 months ago

nice walk on a sunny day

Tue Aug 07 2018

A fantastic walk! If you ever want an example of why Lincolnshire is so beautiful, then take this stroll!

hiking
4 months ago

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