Ruskington one - railway walk

Description

Ruskington is one of Lincolnshire's largest villages and is surrounded by attractive and varied countryside and these five circular walks explore the best of each. They are Hurn Pastures walk, Dorrington walk, Railway walk and River walk (short and longer version).  Walk to a high point to see views of the Wolds on the Railway walk. Mostly level walking it may be muddy and uneven in places.

Distance

2.25 miles (3.5 kilometres)
One hour

Starting point
All Saints’ church at the junction of Church Street and High Street North
Ruskington
NG34 9EJ
Grid reference: TF 082 510
Directions
  1. From the church walk along High Street (North) beside The Beck.
  2. Turn left along Parkfield Road and take the first right into East Close which leads onto Tomlinson Way. Walk to the far end, then between two houses and over a bridge.
  3. Turn right and after approximately 20m bear left across the field to the hedge/fence bordering the railway line. Cross the stile, look left and right and if clear then cross the double railway track. If a train is visible return to the hedge until the track is clear. Cross the stile and bear diagonally left towards a lone bush on the skyline. At the field corner and drain, continue in the same direction across the next field.
  4. At the field corner and junction of a restricted byway and footpath, turn right along the restricted byway to a road.
  5. At the road turn right and follow it back to the village centre.
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Accessibility/suitability
Suitable for families with children.
Facilities available on this walk
  • linked to public transport
  • parking
  • refreshments
  • village/town
Map of starting point