Lincolnshire Wolds - West - Thorganby, West/East Ravendale and Wold Newton

Type of ride

Hilly in parts. Note muddy section on map in Winter. Good half day ride and suitable for most abilities

Description

Starting and finishing at Click `Em Inn car park this ride takes in the meadows (be aware of livestock) and winding glades of West Ravendale, and returns over undulating countryside by way of picturesque East Ravendale and Wold Newton. Though less off road than others, the lanes used are very quiet.

Distance

11 miles (18km)

Starting point
The Click 'Em Inn
Swinhope
Market Rasen
LN8 6BS
Grid reference TF 222 973
Directions
  1. Turn left out of the Click 'Em Inn car park. Follow the lane as it forks to the right. Continue for about 50m before turning right on to the single track. Continue through Click 'Em Wood to the road.
  2. Cross the road to the bridleway. Continue down the headland to the next road. Turn right. Continue to follow to Thorganby.
  3. Follow the road through Thorganby for about 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometres). Keeping right at the fork. Continue downhill through a wooded section. Then turn right on to the bridleway.
  4. Continue along the bridleway with the woods on your right. It can be muddy in winter. Then downhill to a wooden bridge. Cross the bridge and go through the bridle gate.  
  5. Continue along the bridleway. There is a fence on the left. Sometimes there may be highland cattle in the field. Go through to the next field. Descend across to the bridle gate. Cross over another wooden bridge.
  6. Take an immediate right through the gate. Continue up the bridleway. There will be fencing on the right and left. Then go through the gate to the road.
  7. Turn left at the road. Then take the next road to the right. The road meanders through a wooded valley. There are cattle gates either end. The cattle gates comprise of both bridle gates and gaps for horse riders.
  8. Continue to East Ravendale crossroads. The crossroads can be busy. Proceed through Ravendale village.
  9. At the fork in the road (The Avenue). Proceed along the bridleway. It is signposted, 'Wunderlust Way to Wold Newton'.
  10. Turn right at the T junction. Continue as far as the woods and down to the bridleway signposts. Continue round to the left. The woods will be on your left. Proceed to the end of the field. It can be muddy in winter.
  11. Go through a gap in the hedge at the end of the field. Turn immediate right. Follow the bridleway down to the woods. Turn left and keep the woods on the right.
  12. Continue on the headland and follow the way markers. It will become a double tack. Turn right and proceed downhill. After 100m turn left and continue uphill.
  13. Turn right and follow the way markers down a steep hill. Continue past a disused pit on your left. Cross the field. Continue along the track to the road. The woods will be on your right.
  14. Continue straight over the road through Wold Newton village. After one mile (1.5 kilometres) take the next bridleway on the right.
  15. Continue uphill and along the headlands. Follow the way markers until you reach Cold Harbour Farm.
  16. Turn right at the road. Continue straight on until you reach the Click 'Em Inn. You are back to the starting point.
Route map
Map starting point