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:
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.
A 25 mile linear walk, produced by Grimsby & Louth Ramblers, linking the two towns. It follows attractive paths over the Eastern Wolds.
A 95 mile walk linking market towns around the AONB. A guide book is available for the route through the Ramblers.
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.
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.
A 3¼ mile walk starting and finishing at the Manor House, this fairly easy level walk takes you around the busy
market town of Alford on a circular tour across open farmland along the route of the Mill Rundle.
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!Lindsey Trail
is suitable for carriage drivers, horse riders, cyclists and walkers.
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.
Take the bus for a walk! Stagecoach are introducing a series of walks across the Lincolnshire countryside, all of which are accessible by their InterConnect buses. Hop on and see where it takes you!
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.