Wragby and Goltho - long

Description

A lovely walk through the Lincolnshire Limewoods area taking in new and established woodland, the site of a deserted medieval village and an isolated chapel. 

Distance

Six miles (9.5 kilometres)
Three hours

Starting point
Market Place
Wragby
LN8 5QU
Grid reference: TF 132 780
Directions
  1. Leave the Market Place along Bardney Road, towards the old windmill.
  2. Turn left along Mill View Road. At the end of the road continue straight on along a public footpath to the edge of the old cemetery.
  3. Turn right and follow the footpath across the field to a hedge. Cross the bridge and continue along the footpath, ignoring a footpath on the left, to walk beside a hedge and drain to a road.
  4. Turn left. Take care around the bends on this stretch of road (the verge on the right hand side of the road is wider).
  5. After 400m turn right along a public footpath and follow the edge of the field straight ahead. At the end of the hedge turn left beside some trees and after approx. 80m turn right across the field to the corner of the woodland. Continue straight ahead alongside the woodland to a drive.
  6. Walk across the drive and bear slightly left heading towards the hedge to the left of the telegraph pole ahead. Go through the gap in the hedge and bear left, cutting across the corner of the field, to the hedge. Follow the hedge and drain on the left. Where the drain bends left at a telegraph pole continue straight on across the field to a bridge over a drain.
  7. Cross the bridge, turn left and walk beside the drain for approx. 150m.  Where the drain bends to the left, walk ahead across the field bearing left to a fingerpost sited on the edge of an area of tree planting. Bear left to a bridge. Cross the bridge and bear right towards the woodland edge and fingerpost, walking through another area of planted trees.
  8. At the finger post turn right. At the bridge and junction of footpaths turn right over a second bridge and follow the field edge straight on to a bridge into the woodland.
  9. At the woodland edge bear right through an area of tree planting and across the field heading to the right hand edge of the wooded area on the opposite side of the field. Walk through the trees to the road.
  10. Turn left and then right into Cocklode and Great West Wood. This is a working woodland so please follow any signs or requests. Follow the main track into the woodland for 250m until you reach a path on your right – turn right.
  11. Follow the path through the wood and then some young trees onto the Woodland Trust site, then continue straight on (middle path) through the area of planted trees to a hand gate, with bridge beyond, that will come into view.
  12. Walk through the gate and over the bridge, straight ahead to another gate. Go through the gate and follow the path up the hill. At the fence line turn left and follow it past the sculpture. Follow the path straight ahead, between two field gates until a bridge on your left. Cross the bridge and turn right to follow the hedgerow to a kissing gate and road.
  13. Turn right and walk along the road for approximately 400m. Turn left along a public footpath heading towards the chapel amongst the trees in the field. Enter the church yard.
  14. Follow the footpath out of the churchyard through the hedge on the right. Walk straight across the field to a bridge in the corner. Cross the bridge and follow the track straight onto a road and turn left.
  15. Follow the road to a junction.
  16. Turn left to return to the Market Place in Wragby.
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Accessibility/suitability
Has no stiles and suitable for families with older children.
Facilities available on this walk
  • linked to public transport
  • refreshments
  • village/town
Features of this walk
  • historical interest
  • wildlife interest
  • woodland
Map of starting point