Billinghay - walk two

Description

Enjoy a circular walk through the villages of Billinghay and Walcott and surrounding farmland. Billinghay lies 17 miles south-east of Lincoln and nine miles north-east of Sleaford. Both villages sit on a ridge of sand and gravel giving excellent views across The Fens and towards The Wolds. There is some road walking.

Distance

5.5 miles (nine kilometres)
2.75 hours

Starting point
War Memorial
Victoria Street
Billinghay
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Grid ref TF 155 549
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Directions
  1. With your back to the Co-op turn right and walk along Victoria Street to its junction with West Street. Turn left.
  2. At the next T-junction cross the road and follow the public footpath opposite. Follow this path behind the houses and along a field edge. Cross the yard  in front of the farm building and bear slightly right across the next field to a concrete trig. point. Bear slightly right across the next two fields, to a bridge. Cross the bridge, turn left and follow the path  to the road.
  3. Turn left and walk into Billinghay.

9. Turn right down Sprite Lane, past the water tower. Follow the lane as it turns into a track and runs along the edge of New Cut Drain. Continue in the same direction, with the drain on your left, when the track finishes.

10. Cross the wooden bridge and follow the path through the thicket of hawthorn, blackthorn and elder.

11. Follow the path along the field edge. Cross the bridge in the hedge line and turn left to continue to follow the same hedge. The village of Walcott should now be in view. Follow the public footpath down the side of the farmyard to the road, and turn right. Turn left down School Lane and then right along The Smoot which runs beside the school field to the High Street, opposite the church.

12. Turn right along Walcott High Street.

13. At the end of the village take the public footpath on the left along a track. Leave the track as it bends to the left and continue in the same direction across the field, heading for the middle of the small woodland, to a bridge in the hedge line. Cross the next field by bearing right and heading for the left corner of the woodland. Then keep the trees on your right and follow the edge of the woodland to the Car Dyke.

14. Cross the Dyke and the next field by bearing left and heading towards the right of the bungalow, to a footpath sign and road.

15. Turn right and follow the road, Gravelhill Drove into Billinghay.

16. At the T-junction turn right, past the schools, and turn left onto West Street. Turn right onto Victoria Street to return to the starting point.

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Accessibility and suitability
  • The walk uses field paths, tracks, quiet roads and roadside pavements
  • You will encounter stiles and livestock
Facilities available on this walk
  • refreshments
  • village/town
Features of this walk
  • fens
Map of starting point