Tattershall and Coningsby - short


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


3.5 miles (5.5 kilometres)
1.75 hours

Starting point
Market Place
Grid reference: TF 212 579
  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 Tattershall 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 800 metres (0.5 miles) 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, cross the river, turn right onto a footpath and continue 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 and suitability

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

You are likely to encounter livestock.

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