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Skellingthorpe Old Wood Walk is a 4.5 mile loop trail located near Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length 4.5 mi Elevation gain 275 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Walking Forest
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A circular walk (including an easy access option) from the village of Skellingthorpe in Lincolnshire. The route heads through the village before looping through the beautiful Skellingthorpe Old Wood, a Woodland Trust mixed woodland with wildlife, wild flowers and wood carvings to enjoy. The return leg follows an old rail line, now a shared footpath and cycleway. 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 follows a mixture of village pavements, stone woodland tracks, unmade woodland paths and a tarmac cycleway. The unmade woodland paths can be very soft and muddy so good boots are a must and wellingtons are recommended in the winter or after periods of rain. You will need to negotiate a single wooden gate but there are no kissing gates, stiles, steps or livestock on route. It would be possible to take a rugged pushchair or rugged disability buggy around the walk during dry periods, by following a short-cut that excludes the narrow and softest woodland paths. Please remember the Countryside Code. Skellingthorpe Wood is owned by the Woodland Trust, walkers are asked to help to ensure a continued welcome by keeping dogs under close control. OS Map Explorer 272. Allow 2 to 2.5 hours. If you are looking for refreshments, the Lincolnshire Co-op shop, The Stone Arms pub and The Plough pub are all located along the High Street in Skellingthorpe village. There is also a picnic site within the woodland. Nearby attractions include Daisy Made Ice Cream, the Natural World Centre at Thorpe on the Hill and Doddington Hall and Gardens.

Skellingthorpe is located about 3 miles west of Lincoln city centre and is accessed from the A46 bypass road. The walk starts and finishes at the free Community Centre car park in Skellingthorpe on Lincoln Road. For information on bus transport, call Traveline on 0871 2002233 or visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/busrailtravel. Approximate post code LN6 5UU.

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Alex Farndon
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nice flat walk

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Tara Mackintosh
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Ben Groom
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Ben Groom
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Gary Tonsley
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Great short cut that gives us a nice long walk, but not too long.

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Gary Tonsley
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Short, but lovely. Challenging with baby that didn’t want walk today.

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Nick Smalley
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Ben Goodhew
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Gary Tonsley
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Did pretty much the full trail, and actually loved the cycling path on the back end. Bit dangerous on the main road on the way back.

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Gary Tonsley
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Really enjoyable walk. Lots of enclosed areas with atmospheric trees overhanging the route. Highly recommended.

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Nicky Elliott
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First trail completed using the App. Excellent directions & information about the area. Free car park. Really enjoyed the walk.

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Katie Hughes
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Did this walk with my mum, we ended up taking a few different paths in the woods (completed 10.5km) overall. Was quite windy however didn’t really feel it due to all the trees sheltering us. Will definitely be going back again, really peaceful and enjoyed exploring a new woods.

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Ben Kimberley
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Very good walk and good for dogs too. Nice places to have a picnic. It says it takes 2 hours but more like 1 hour 40. There is a car park.

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Andrew Hanson
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To walk through the ancient wood of Skellingthorpe was wonderful. We really enjoyed the first three quarters of the walk. However the final leg along the cycle route takes you past a bone meal factory which polluted the lovely countryside with a noxious stench. It is quite cloying. I think we will look at modifying the walk to avoid this last section. Otherwise we will choose to walk elsewhere.

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Lauren Erwin
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Great Trail! First time walking this way and loved it! Helped that the weather was good but it was still muddy in places! Walking boots or wellies recommended! Will definitely do it again! Great for photographers!

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Jim Bailey
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Ady Howard
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Jim Bailey
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This is an amazing walk, lots to see, somewhere to sit for a well earned cuppa and bite to eat along the way. Cannot express how much we enjoyed this walk today.

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Gary Tonsley
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Jay Pea
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Craig Panton
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Melissa Baines
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Gary Tonsley
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Michelle Wiles
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Gary Tonsley
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Kelly Julian
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Becky Whitworth
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Harry Hodgkinson
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Michelle Wiles
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