Scothern, Dunholme and Nettleham - Nettleham walk


This walk offers the opportunity to experience the open arable landscape north of Lincoln where the Limestone Heath meets the Lincoln Clay Vale. The pretty villages have Early English churches and some fine old houses and cottages. Mostly level walking it may be muddy and uneven in places. The villages are located north-east of Lincoln close to the A46. 


Three miles (five kilometres)
1.5 hours

Starting point
All Saints’ Church
Grid reference TF 007 752
  1. With your back to All Saint’s Church porch turn right and walk alongside the Beck. At the ford turn right along Beckside. After approximately 70m turn left through a gate and onto a footpath. Follow the footpath through the trees and past the lake.
  2. At the field turn right and at the corner of the field turn left to the A46. Turn right and after crossing Deepdale Lane at the island, cross the A46 with care. Follow the path to the left to then follow a footpath on the right. 
  3. Turn left and walk to the junction. Turn right towards Riseholme.
  4. After approximately 350m, and at the brow of the hill, turn left onto the footpath that bears left across the fields, to the A46.
  5. At the road turn right and cross this busy road with care, near the Brown Cow pub. Continue in the same direction as the path follows the route of the old road to a footpath on the left.
  6. Follow this footpath alongside the Beck, keeping the Beck on your left. At the end of the fields turn right to follow the path up the slope along the field edge behind the houses. At the next corner leave the field and walk straight ahead along a footpath.
  7. At the road turn left to a junction with Washdyke Lane. Turn right and follow this road back to the church.
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Facilities available on this walk
  • linked to public transport
  • refreshments
  • village/town
Features of this walk
  • historical interest
Map of starting point