Ruskington is one of Lincolnshire's largest villages and is surrounded by attractive and varied countryside This walk will cross fields to the village of Dorrington before returning to Ruskington using a roadside pavement before visiting a village wildlife area.
Three miles (4.75 kilometres)
- Starting point
All Saints’ church at the junction of Church Street and High Street North
Grid reference: TF 082 510
- Take the footpath off Manor Street opposite the church gate and next to the Reading Room. Follow this path to Pinfold Way, between rows of bungalows.
- Turn right and then after a short distance turn left along a public footpath, cross a road and then walk through the playing field's car park and across the end of the first playing field. Bear left and follow the footpath in the same direction alongside the hedge to the field corner. Walk straight on across the next field to a bridge. Again walk straight on across the next field.
- At the edge of the field and at a drain the footpath divides into two. Take the left-hand path and walk across the fields following the line of the telegraph poles. Bear slightly left across the next fields to a bridge in the hedge. Continue straight on to a road and Dorrington village green.
- Turn left along the Main Street to the junction with the Lincoln to Sleaford Road.
- Turn left and walk along the roadside path to Ruskington, approximately one mile (1.5 kilometres).
- Once in the village, pass two roads on the left before turning left along a footpath next to the telephone box to enter an open green space known as Horseshoe Hollow. Bear right across the open area and over a bridge to join Manor Street.
- Turn left and walk back to the church.
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- Accessibility and suitability
- The walk uses pavements and field paths.
- You may encounter stiles on this walk but not livestock
- Facilities available on this walk
- linked to public transport
- Map of starting point