Faldingworth - long

Description

A circular walk through the Lincolnshire Limewoods area passing medieval earthworks and walking through Wickenby Wood, part of the Bardney Limewoods National Nature Reserve.

Distance

Five miles (eight kilometres)
2.5 hours

Starting point
Memorial Hall
High Street
Faldingworth
LN8 3SE
Grid reference TF 067 847
Directions
  1. With your back to the Memorial Hall turn right.
  2. After approximately 250m leave the main road and follow Buslingthorpe Road straight ahead. Follow the road through Buslingthorpe and past the church and Manor. Continue along the road.
  3. Where the road bends sharp left walk straight ahead along a public footpath.
  4. At the top of the slope, and at a waymarker post, turn left into the field then bear right and walk towards the lone cottage.
  5. At the road turn right. Follow the road for approximately one mile (1.5 kilometres) to a junction.
  6. For the longer walk turn left.
  7. After approximately 0.5 miles (400m), and opposite a grass track, turn right into Wickenby Wood. This is a working woodland owned and managed by the Forestry Commission. Please follow any temporary signs and keep to the main forest tracks. Follow the forest track for approximately 0.75 miles (600m) to a crossroads of tracks. Turn left and follow this track back to the road.
  8. Turn left along the road and follow it as it bends to the left and passes a road on the right.
  9. Approximately 150m after the junction turn right onto a public footpath. Follow the path ahead beside the ditch to a hedge and bridge. Cross the bridge and bear slightly right across the next field to the corner of the woodland and fingerpost.
  10. Bear slightly left across the field heading to the gap in the hedge at the top of the field.
  11. Bear slightly left across the next field to a gap in the hedge. Continue in the same direction across the next field to the right hand corner of the sewage works compound.
  12. Cross the bridge and follow the track for approximately 50m before turning right over a small bridge. Bear left across the field to the road.
  13. Turn right and follow the roadside path into Faldingworth.
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Accessibility/suitability
Suitable for families with older children.
Facilities available on this walk
  • linked to public transport
  • refreshments
  • village/town
Features of this walk
  • historical interest
  • wildlife interest
  • woodland
Map of starting point