Heighington - walk one


Heighington lies 4 miles south-east of Lincoln close to where the Lincolnshire Limestone Edge meets the Fenland that runs along the River Witham. This is a circular walk uses field paths and will take in views of Lincoln Cathedral and a section beside a beck.


Three miles (five kilometres)
1.5 hours

Starting point
Butcher and Beast pub
High Street
Grid reference TF 031 694
  1. From the Butcher & Beast pub, cross the road, turn right and take the first left, Wheelwright Lane. At the junction, turn right, into Back Lane.
  2. At the T-junction cross to the opposite pavement and turn left to walk uphill.
  3. At the brow of the hill take the public footpath on the right, just past Edward Barker Road. This takes you down a green lane to join Garratt Close. Walk straight on to the end of the close and across the green, to the left corner. Cross the bridge over the railway. At the field walk straight ahead to a footpath sign and then bear left across the field to join a track, Pudding Busk Lane.
  4. Turn right and then follow the footpath sign left to cross another field to the hedge. Turn Right alongside the hedge to emerge onto the road.
  5. Cross the road, turn right, then left and follow the footpath along the right side of the hedgerow ahead. This path, except for a right and left kink, leads straight to the Heighington Beck.
  6. Cross the footbridge, turn right and follow the footpath along the beck to Cliff Farm.
  7. At the farm, cross the track and continue straight ahead alongside the beck. Ignore a public footpath to the left and a bridge on the right (leading to a permissive path). Go through a kissing gate and continue along the field edge with the beck on your right.
  8. At the junction with a road, Sheepwash Lane, turn right and follow the tarmac track to where the road and track turn sharp right. Cross the road, with extreme care, and join the path on the other side heading towards the railway line. Walk under the railway line and then bear right along a footpath. Continue on the path beside the beck past the school to Park Mill and a road.
  9. Turn right, then left, to continue along the footpath, beside the beck, to the High Street. Turn left, then right along the footpath, by the village sign, to continue alongside the beck for approximately 175 metres. Follow the path as it turns right into Blacksmith Lane and straight on to the High Street and the starting point.
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Heighington route map

Walk one – red route

Walk two – blue route

Accessibility and suitability

There are no stiles. You might encounter live stock. 

The walk uses roadside paths, field paths and village paths.

Facilities available on this walk
  • parking
  • refreshments
  • village/town
Features of this walk
  • historical interest
  • wildlife
Map of starting point