Walking

Walkers above Donington on Bain

We hope you find a route to suit your walking style. The routes below are a mixture of ones produced and promoted by the LWCS and other organisations. Please note, we do not undertake maintenance on these routes, that is the remit of the relevant highways authority – either Lincolnshire County Council or North East Lincolnshire Council. Due to the on-going financial constraints that all authorities are working under and the need to reduce spending, some maintenance programmes are being reduced and this may impact on some routes. Please contact the relevant highways departments with any issues you may have below:

Lincolnshire County Council

North East Lincolnshire Council

With great footpaths and bridleways, the Wolds is a fantastic place to stretch your legs and enjoy unspoilt countryside and some fresh air.  Whether you enjoy longer walks or simply want to stroll, there are walks for everyone. 

The Viking Way

A 147 mile long distance footpath.  The route starts on the banks of the Humber in the north and winds through some of the best walking in Lincolnshire.  It finishes at Rutland Water.  The route is available to download in sections.

Silver Lincs Way

A 25 mile linear walk, produced by Grimsby & Louth Ramblers, linking the two towns.  It follows attractive paths over the Eastern Wolds.

Lindsey Loop

A 95 mile walk linking market towns around the AONB.  A guide book is available for the route through the Ramblers.

Lincs Wold Way

A 76 mile circular walk that takes in the best of the Wolds. Starting and ending in Louth, it has been broken down into 5 stages, averaging 6 hours walking per day.

Greenwich Meridian Trail.

A trail which covers 273 miles from Peacehaven in East Sussex to Sand le Mere in East Yorkshire, following the line of the Prime Meridian.

The Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service produce numerous publications and leaflets to help you enjoy a visit to this wonderful part of the country.

Most are also available at local tourist information centres and libraries, or are available to download from our publications page.

Click here to visit our publications page

 

Access for All

There are a number of trails, paths and maps available that show routes that are suitable for pushchairs & wheelchairs.  Each leaflet provides information on path surfaces, gradients, cross-slopes as well as the location of seats, steps and gates. Many of them are based round nature reserves so if you're looking for a shorter trail for everyone in the family to enjoy, try these!

Trails, Paths and Maps

Also available is a map of paths and points of interest round Willingham Woods near Market Rasen. 

Willingham Woods maps

Why not make the most of the market towns on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds? 
Horncastle, Market Rasen, Spilsby and Caistor are all communities that have worked to ensure their area is great for walking with good routes and facilities, to find out more click on the links below.  

Horncastle  

 

Market Rasen 

Spilsby

 

 

Caistor 

Walkers are Welcome 

Explore North East Lincolnshire and enjoy the beautiful scenery and many attractions whilst keeping active. Have a look at the series walking routes

Why not join in the Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival? Launched in 2005, the festival is amongst the largest of its kind in England. A hands-on partnership between voluntary walk leaders from a range of organisations and the local authorities situated within the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a lively programme of walks designed to get you out and about in this beautiful and varied landscape.

Walking Festival - just one of the many varied walks copyright David Dales

Walking Clubs

Active Lincolnshire - Health Walks are FREE organised walks in rural areas and towns, led by volunteer walk leaders. Walks are suitable for beginners lasting between 45 minutes and one hour. They take place at various times of the day, throughout all districts in Lincolnshire.

Lincolnshire Ramblers - help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Areas help look after paths and green spaces, open up new places to explore and act as the leading voice on walking matters near you. They also support our local groups to organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness.

Lincolnshire Walking Group - a Lincolnshire group of the Ramblers aimed for people in their 20's, 30's and 40's. If you'd like to get away from the day to day stresses of modern life or you enjoy the countryside and you simply want to get some exercise; then we offer you an easy way to make new friends and enjoy the great outdoors. We have a wide variety of walks, ranging from easy rambles to energetic mountain hikes, all led by experienced walk leaders, so you don't have to worry about getting lost. We also hold regular social events in Lincolnshire and walking weekends away in variety of locations across the country.

For more information on public rights of way or visiting the countryside, click on the links below.

Lincolnshire County Council

North East Lincolnshire Council

 

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