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 circular walk uses quiet country lanes. There are views across the Witham Valley to the Wolds on the horizon.
Three miles (five kilometres)
- Starting point
Butcher and Beast pub
Grid reference TF 031 694
- With your back to the pub turn left and follow the road through the village.
- After approximately 700m, and just after Scholars Way, turn right along a lane. Continue along the lane, past the farm with the pine trees. Continue down the gentle hill. The lane turns sharp left to run across the slight slope.
- At the T-junction turn left onto Acre Dyke Lane (which becomes Brinkle Spring Lane).
- At the T-junction with Fen Road, turn left towards the village, you will see the beck running close alongside the road.
- You can either return to the village along this road, to the Butcher and Beast, or take the lane off to the right over the beck bridge.
- Follow the road for approximately 1.25 km (0.75 mile), past the houses. Before the bungalows there is a public footpath on the left. This path will take you back to the starting point.
- Download map
Walk one – red route
Walk two – blue route
- Accessibility and suitability
There are no stiles or livestock. Most of the route is on quiet tarmac country lanes.
- Facilities available on this walk
- Features of this walk
- historical interest
- Map of starting point