East Keal - walk two

Description

These circular walks offer the opportunity to experience a variety of landscapes. Walk through the foothills of the Wolds and visit the southernmost alder carrs, or walk across the fertile fenland fields and enjoy the open landscape and big skies. East Keal is located on the A16 two miles (three kilometres) south-west of Spilsby.

Distance

2.75 miles (4.5 kilometres)
1.5 hours

Starting point
The General Store
East Keal
PE23 4AT
Grid reference TF 097 169
Directions
  1. Walk down Church Lane, past St Helen’s church and the Old Rectory and onto two gates and a stile. Follow the bridleway as it runs alongside the hedge to another gate and stile.
  2. Keep on the bridleway, which bears left, across the field to a gate, stile and then sign. Follow the bridleway, by keeping the fence and hedge on your right, to a gate and two footbridges.
  3. Cross both bridges and turn immediately right (following the yellow footpath arrows) and walk up the hill (avoiding the farm track) to a stile in the hedge on the left.
  4. Turn right and follow the footpath along the hedge line and onto to the next footpath sign.

10. At the footpath sign continue straight on along the side of the dyke.

11. At the end of the dyke turn left along the public footpath for approximately 100m then turn right along the bridleway. Follow the bridleway as it turns right and meets the road.

12. Turn right and follow the road back through East Keal to the junction with Blacksmith Lane and School Lane.

13. Turn right down School Lane and after the first house turn left along the footpath. Where the path emerges into a field turn left and follow the field edge towards the church.

14. At the church turn left up Church Lane to return to the starting point.

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Accessibility/suitability
All the walks use field paths, tracks and lanes and may be muddy in places. There are some short inclines.
Facilities available on this walk
  • refreshments
  • village/town
Features of this walk
  • fens
  • wildlife interest
  • wolds
Map of starting point