Ruskington two - Dorrington 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

Three miles (4.75 kilometres)
1.5 hours

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. Take the footpath off Manor Street opposite the church gate and next to the Reading Room. Follow this path to Pinfold Way.
  2. Turn right and then after a short distance turn left along a public footpath through the playing fields car park and across the end of the first playing field. Follow the footpath over a stile and continue 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Turn left along the Main Street to the junction with the Lincoln to Sleaford Road.
  5. Turn left and walk along the roadside path to Ruskington, approximately one mile (1.5 kilometres).
  6. 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 area known as Horseshoe Hollow. Walk diagonally right across the open area and over a bridge to join Manor Street.
  7. Turn left and walk back to the church.
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Facilities available on this walk
  • linked to public transport
  • parking
  • refreshments
  • village/town
Map of starting point