Ruskington two - Hurn Pastures 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

Four miles (6.5 kilometres)
Two 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. Facing All Saints’ church gate, turn left along Church Street to a crossroads. Continue straight on along Sleaford Road.
  2. Turn right along Elmtree Road and after approximately 250m turn left onto a public footpath. Follow the footpath through some housing, across a road and over a bridge. Continue walking in the same direction for approximately one mile (1.5 kilometres) across a number of fields to a road.
  3. Turn right, towards Leasingham, and walk along the road for approximately 0.75 miles (1.25 kilometres) to a green lane on the right. (Take care along this road especially on the bends and blind summits).
  4. Turn right and continue down the green lane which passes between two hedges to a bridge. Cross the bridge, turn right and follow the track as it bends to the left and then continues between two hedges again. Follow the track to join a lane.
  5. Walk straight on along the lane and follow it as it bends right then left.
  6. Immediately after the left bend take the public footpath on the right.
  7. Cross a bridge, turn left, to a road. Turn right and immediately left onto Elmtree Road and walk to the T-junction. At the junction turn right along Rectory Road, to a crossroads and turn left to return to the church.
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Facilities available on this walk
  • linked to public transport
  • parking
  • refreshments
  • village/town
Map of starting point