Five walks through the village and countryside of North Somercotes close to the coast. The walks can be linked to form longer walks to explore the variety of countryside in the area. These walks vary in length from one to three miles (1.5 to 4.75 kilometres). Mostly level walking it may be muddy and uneven in places. North Somercotes lies close to the coast between Mablethorpe and Grimsby.
1.25 miles (two kilometres)
- Starting point
Grid reference: TF 425 964
Walk towards the village centre and at the War Memorial cross the road and take the footpath opposite. Follow the waymarked path straight on through several fields. Cross the dyke, turn right and then follow the path left between a fence and hedges to the road at Church End.
Turn right and follow the road towards the church. Turn right along the footpath about mid-point along the field before the church.
The Church of St. Mary's can be more closely inspected if you carry on about 100 metres. It was mainly built in the 1200s. The front is very interesting for its illustrations of Christ rising from the tomb and the symbols of his crucifixion.
From the church-yard looking south-west you can see the graceful spire of St. Peter's at South Somercotes (redundant since 1988). Almost due south the church of St. Botolph, Skidbrooke (also redundant) lies in isolation in the fields. North Somercotes village is across the fields to the north and probably relocated there 300 years or so after the village was recorded in the Domesday Book.
Continue straight across the three bridges and fields to cross the village playing field to the road.
Turn right onto Keeling Street and follow it to the village hall.
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