This is East
Lincolnshire's longest described walk, passing through 95 miles of the
most scenic countryside in the east of the county. The walk forms a
figure of 8 and is centred on the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding
Natural Beauty. During the walk the market towns of Market Rasen,
Caistor, Louth, Alford, Spilsby and Horncastle are visited as well as a
number of villages.
The booklet is
a 64 page spiral bound publication (ISBN 1-901184-13-7) which describes the route in 8
sections. Sketch maps of the route are included. Relevant Ordnance Survey
Explorer maps for this walk are numbers 282 Lincolnshire Wolds North,
273 Lincolnshire Wolds South and 274 Skegness, Alford and Spilsby.
can be obtained from bookshops for £5.95.
With a length
of 147 miles, this is Lincolnshire's longest walk, a portion of which
passes through the East Lincolnshire area. The route begins at Barton
upon Humber on the south bank of the Humber Estuary, close to the Humber
Bridge, the third longest single span suspension bridge in the world.
After a short walk alongside the Humber Estuary, the route heads south
to Caistor and on through the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding
Natural Beauty to Horncastle. It then continues on, alongside a disused canal
towards Woodhall Spa, from where it heads west to Lincoln and then
south, passing west of Grantham and entering the county of Rutland to
reach the Rutland Water reservoir and the town of Oakham, the end of the
A 64 page
guidebook is available describing the route in 13 sections, published by
Lincolnshire Books in association with Lincolnshire County Council. The
retail price is £4.95, ISBN 1-872375-25-1, available from bookshops or
direct from the County Council. See the Lincolnshire
County Council web site for details of how to obtain it direct or
telephone them on (01522) 553052.
To aid planning
of the walk, the County Council also produce an annual factsheet
detailing accommodation/camp sites, shops, parking, public transport
contact numbers and other useful information. For details of how to
obtain the most recent factsheet, telephone the County Council on