Tattershall and Coningsby - short

Description

This walk takes you past a castle, alongside a river and past a nature reserve. A great opportunity to spot river wildlife. It uses field paths, river banks and roadside paths that are likely to be muddy.

Distance

3.5 miles (5.5 kilometres)
1.75 hours

Starting point
Market Place
Tattershall
LN4 4LQ
Grid reference: TF 212 579
Directions
  1. Leave the Market Place and turn right towards the church and castle.
  2. After approximately 140 metres, turn left onto a public footpath and follow it straight ahead beside the remains of the Horncastle Canal to a bridge over the River Bain at Tatershall sluice.
  3. Cross the river and turn right. Follow the river bank for approximately 150m before turning left and following a footpath, between two fishing lakes, to a road in Coningsby.
  4. Turn left and at the roundabout continue ahead along Silver Street into the centre of Coningsby.
  5. At the junction with the High Street turn right. Cross the road at the pedestrian crossing and continue in the same direction.
  6. After approximately 800m turn left along a lane signed to Tattershall Thorpe.
  7. Cross the river and then turn left along the footpath beside the river. Walk under the old railway bridge and continue along the river to a junction with a footpath and pedestrian bridge over the river.
  8. Continue straight on along the riverside footpath to a road. Cross the road with care and continue on in the same direction beside the river but on the opposite bank. 
  9. Cross the river over the bridge at Tattershall sluice and follow the footpath straight on beside the old canal to the road. Turn right to return to the Market Place.
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Accessibility/suitability

The walk uses field paths, roadside paths, river banks, quiet lanes and woodland paths, which may be muddy in places.

You may encounter stiles and liveatock.

Facilities available on this walk
  • parking
  • refreshments
  • village/town
Features of this walk
  • historical interest
  • river
  • wildlife interest
  • woodland
Map of starting point