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In the Footsteps of Tennyson (Bag Enderby 5 miles)

5 miles (8 km)
203 ft
2.5 - 3 hrs
Starting from the quiet hamlet of Bag Enderby, this is a circular 5 miles walk.

It explores the different aspects of the Wolds landscape, passing through Somersby, Tennyson's birthplace and home for the first twenty eight years of his life.

The bridge over the brook, the River Lymn, was built in 1827, the year Alfred started at Cambridge. The river runs through the meadow beyond Somersby House Garden before flowing through Bag Enderby to Wainfleet and out to sea at Gibraltar Point. It is widely believed that the poem, The Brook was inspired by the River Lymn, the river that ran through Tennyson's childhood......

''I chatter, chatter, as I flow
To join the brimming river,
For men may come and men may go,
But I go on forever.''

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