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Cycling

With quiet country lanes and cycle paths it couldn’t be easier to explore the county on two wheels.

Photo of cyclists in the countryside

Routes

A series of cycle routes leaflets are available to download from this page, with hard copies also available by contacting the Council’s Customer Services team.

Each leaflet has an ordnance survey map showing the route(s), directions, places of interest along the route as well as information on local facilities.

There are leaflets for Bardney & Fiskerton, Bardney, Stixwould & Minting, Gainsborough, Grantham, Lincoln, Skellingthorpe Old Wood, Sleaford, The Deepings and Woodhall Spa.

Maps

If you prefer to plan your own route but want to know how busy local roads are then the Lincolnshire cycle maps could be just what you’re looking for.

Roads are classified and local facilities, tourist attractions and nature reserves shown, with six maps available covering Boston, Gainsborough, Lincoln, North Wolds, South Wolds, Sleaford, Stamford and Spalding.

A series of cycle maps leaflets are available to download from this page, with hard copies also available by contacting the Council’s Customer Services team.

Water Rail Way

Water Railway Art of cows

Water Railway art

This 33-mile route links Lincoln and Boston. There are 20 miles of off-road surfaced path suitable for walking, cycling and horse riding.

Using disused railway lines, for a long stretch it runs parallel to the River Witham.

The other 13 miles are on quiet country lanes, with full information available on the leaflets available to download from this page.

Countryside Access Map

If you prefer off-road cycling, the countryside access map shows all the public rights of way across the county. Cyclists can ride on bridleways, byways open to all traffic and restricted byways but not on public footpaths.

Other cycling opportunities in Lincolnshire

Hull-to-Harwich National Cycle Route

This long-distance cycle route crosses the county taking in the Wolds, Lincoln and Holbeach, with more information available on the Sustrans website.

The National Byway

Another long-distance route which passes through the county and takes in Stamford, Grantham and Gainsborough, with more information available on the National Byway website.

The Spa Trail

The Spa Trail is an off-road route linking Horncastle to Woodhall Spa. The surfaced route is ideal for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and pushchairs.

It passes through rolling countryside, woodland and along its length you will discover a variety of sculptures, with more information available to download from this page.

Skellingthorpe Old Wood

The 1 mile cycle loop around the wood can be accessed from the Sustrans NCN 64 route (Lincoln to Market Harborough). This ancient woodland is owned and managed by the Woodland Trust and is rich in wildlife, including carpets of colourful wildflowers and a variety of butterflies and birds. For more details and a map see the download below.

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Countryside Access Map

Find routes and open areas with public access for walking, cycling and riding.

Countryside Access Map

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Last updated: 16 February 2016

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