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Temple Bruer and the Knights Templar Walk

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Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England

Temple Bruer and the Knights Templar Walk is a 6.3 mile loop trail located near Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running.

Length 6.3 mi Elevation gain 928 ft Route type Loop
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Getting There

Note: As of September 5, 2020, users have reported that there is construction by the tower and you can't go any further. A circular walk from Temple Bruer in Lincolnshire. The route takes you through gently rolling farmland, taking in the remains of a Knights Templar Preceptory, a restored Horse Gin and a stretch of the old Roman Road, Ermine Street, along the way. 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 gentle gradients, with nothing too strenuous. It follows a mixture of quiet lanes and farm tracks of stone, tarmac and grass. Some of the grass tracks are rutted and can be muddy in winter and after periods of rain. There are no stiles, gates or steps on route. Whilst most of the surrounding fields are arable, you may come across sheep in some of the fields adjacent to the tracks, contained with electric fencing, so take particular care with dogs. 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 to 3.5 hours. If you are looking for refreshments or other places of interest nearby, Navenby High Street features a wide range of interesting local shops and pubs, and there are also a couple of pubs in Wellingore.

The walk starts and finishes from St John the Baptist Church at Temple Bruer, a remote church which is located on a minor road between Wellingore and the A15. The minor road is accessed from the A15 (about 5 miles north of the roundabout between the A17 and A15) and heads west, signed towards Temple Bruer and Wellingore. The nearest post code, LN5 0DE, will take you into a farm on this lane, from which point continue west to reach the church on a right-hand bend in the lane. There is some parking along the access track for the church, but if there is a church service or other parish event underway, please use roadside parking along the minor road (heading back towards the A15) instead.

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Sierra Dwight
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I bet normally this trail is totally awesome, but when I went today (September 5th, 2020) there was construction by the tower and you can't go any further. Tower was at least cool to check out.

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Sally Dixon
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Geri Nott
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Walking

There are a few changes that need to be addressed. when we approached the tower there is building work going on behind it so you need to come back on yourself, Only by 10 meters or so back onto the track you were on, as the footpath in description is not longer in use but will bring you out on the same road you need to turn left and look over the road for next stretch, we really enjoyed it up until the bit from the the turnings after the woods, so many tractors and farm machines have been up and down this stretch it was near impossible to get the buggy over, we had to carry it at points and we had a off-road buggy, overall was a really good walk despite the rain and a few slips into the mud

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Matt Branch
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Hiking

Nice running route, mostly on trails but a bit of quiet road. Rather a bumpy path at one point that drains the legs but others enjoyable.

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Stacey Gee
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Hiking

A lovely walk, fully signposted and easy walk through fields, farm tracks and quiet roads. Lots of history that we enjoyed reading about. Unfortunately the tower was closed to go inside but walked around outside it. Some of the path is closed but clearly signposted diversion which doesn’t seem to extend length. I imagine after very heavy rainfall so of the paths would be very difficult to get through and waterlogged, particularly on the Viking Way section.

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Trev Quarterman
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Hiking

An easy to navigate loop walk starting and finishing at Temple Bruer Church. The route offers great vistas across Lincolnshire, passing through the beautiful villages of Brauncewell and Temple Bruer. With no styles or gates the trail is ideal for dog walkers. Unfortunately due to construction work at the Temple Bruer Knights Templar Preceptory Tower I was unable to look around and had to take a half mile detour to get back to the start. Will have to try again when the construction work is finished.

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Matthew Burn
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Excellent walk, very peaceful and quiet. Highly recommend.

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Adele Harrington
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Hiking

Absolutely loved this walk!!! Had a lot of flooding the last couple of weeks and rained the whole way there so was a little apprehensive but it had stopped and was all clear by the time we got there. There were a fair few puddles and mud but considering how bad the weathers been it wasn’t actually THAT bad. Was really easy to follow the way points, lots to see if your a bit of a history geek like me. My Husbands not but he still enjoyed it. Was a nice easy long walk. Will definitely do it again! A lot!!! X

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Bob Gowalkies
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Hiking

Easy going and well signposted with the remains of the Templar precept and some gorgeous, wide open ‘Lincolnshire’ farmland vistas to soak up. What’s not to love?

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Guy Teasdale
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Hiking

Nice stroll. Path was diverted around the preceptory due to building work with no obvious signs. An easy walk with some rutted paths and stretches of quiet tarmac. Highlights were the butterflies and the Ermine way mosaic sign.

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Simon Simon
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Nice walk, best bits in the first half with the Church, Templar Tower, Horse Gin. Viking way must have been cleaned up since previous reviews, though still rutted and occasional dirt bike. We had a peaceful time and the directions were clear.

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Suzanne Baker
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We enjoyed the walk. The Viking Way was as we expected, but not covered in rubbish or burnt out caravans so must have had a tidy up. It was easy to follow the directions and lovely and peaceful.

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Ian Stewart
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A very pleasant winter's day walk.

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Joseph Phipps
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Tanya Marten
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Abhilash Maheswari
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Craig Overton
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Rachel Harding
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Morgan Mellor
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Matthew Burn
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