Legbourne - walk two

Description

A lovely circular walk through the gently rolling wooded landscape close to Legbourne on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Distance

7.75 miles (12.25 kilometres)
Four hours

Starting point
Village pump at the junction of Church Lane and Station Road
Louth
LN11 8LL
Grid reference: TF 367 843
Directions
  1. From the village pump, cross the main road with care and follow the public footpath opposite diagonally across the field. At the road turn left and after 50m turn right between two houses to a bridge. Cross the bridge, turn left and follow the footpath beside a ditch to another bridge. Cross the bridge and follow the footpath to a track.
  2. Turn right to a road. Turn left and follow the road as it becomes a track and bridleway. 
  3. On the right is the entrance to Legbourne Wood nature reserve. Enter the reserve and follow the track straight ahead, the line of the old railway. Access to the wood is by kind permission of Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, please keep to the waymarked route and keep dogs on leads. After approximately 300m turn right into the woodland and follow the waymarked walk through the wood to return to the track. Leave the reserve through the gate on the right and turn right along the bridleway. If Legbourne Wood reserve is closed, instead of entering the reserve, continue ahead along the bridleway and past the second entrance to the reserve. 
  4. After approximately 700m at a junction of bridleways, turn right. At the lane turn left.
  5. At the T junction turn left and follow the road. At the top of the slope, as the road bends left, turn right onto the public footpath. Walk in front of the cottage and then straight on into and across the field.  Follow the footpath straight across the next field to the corner of a wood. Continue ahead beside the wood and then cross a track and continue straight on.
  6. (Shorter route see Legbourne - walk one)
  7. (Shorter route see Legbourne - walk one)                                                                       
  8. At the corner turn left and then right into the woodland. Leave the wood and follow the footpath across the field, on a grass track, and then alongside a small wood to a junction of footpaths. (To visit Burwell turn left).
  9. Turn right and follow the track.
  10. At a junction of tracks turn right along the footpath. After approximately 0.25 miles (450m) turn left to follow the sign across the field. Cross the ditch and carry straight on across the next field to the corner of the wood. Continue on in the same direction along the wood edge.
  11. At the junction with a track bear right across the field corner to the wood. Follow the path up the side of the wood and then around the wood to a waymarker.
  12. Turn left to walk along a track across the field to a tree and hedge. Turn left and after approximately 120m turn right over a bridge.
  13. At the road turn left. After approximately 70m turn right and then after 20m turn left over a bridge. Follow the footpath across the field to a gap in the hedge ahead and then straight on to a stile in the next hedge. Bear slightly right across the next field to a stile in the hedge, to the right of the telegraph pole. Walk straight ahead along the field edge to the corner. Turn right, over a stile and footbridge, and then after 15m turn left.
  14. Bear right across the field to a gate in the hedge and walk straight on beside the hedge of the next field. Go through kissing gates and along a track to a road. Turn left. Follow the road, as it bends right by the ford, to return to the centre of Legbourne and the starting point.
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Accessibility/suitability

Suitable for families with older children. You are likely to encounter stiles and livestock on this walk.

Facilities available on this walk
  • linked to public transport
  • parking
  • refreshments
  • toilets
  • village/town
Features of this walk
  • historical interest
  • wildlife interest
  • wolds
  • woodland
Map of starting point