Lindsey Trail - North route

Type of ride

Surfaced and unsurfaced quiet lanes, public rights of way and Forestry Commission rides. There are three carriage gaps on this loop.

Description

The Lindsey Trail is a long distance circular multi-user route through the Lincolnshire Wolds. It extends from Market Rasen to Horncastle.

Distance

10 miles (16km)

4.5 miles (Seven kilometres) off road

Two miles (three kilometres) on road

Starting point
Willingham Woods car park
Market Rasen
LN8 3QT
Grid reference TF 137 884
Directions
  1. Leave the western (Market Rasen) end of the car park. Turn right on to the forest track, away from the road. Follow the track for 400m. Continue to a crossroads of tracks.
  2. Turn left.
  3. At the red-brick building bear right. There will be a T junction of tracks. To visit Chapel Hill moated site, turn left. This is approximately 300m after the buildings.
  4. Turn right. Follow the track to a road. There is a carriage gap to exit the woodland.
  5. Turn left onto the road. Continue for 650m.
  6. Turn right on to a public byway. Follow the byway past Sunnyside Up Farm Shop. Continue through the woods to a road.
  7. Cross the road. Continue on the byway for approximately 1.25 miles (two kilometres). You will come to a road.
  8. Turn right. Go over the level crossing. Follow the road into Walesby. Continue to the crossroads next to the village hall.
  9. Turn right, signed Tealby. Follow the road to a T junction.
  10. Turn right, signed Tealby. Follow the road for 250m.  
  11. Turn left, signed Tealby. Follow the road for 1.5 miles (2.5 km). Continue to the T junction.
  12. Turn right, signed Market Rasen. Follow the road for 150m.
  13. Turn left along Thorpe Lane. Follow the road through a ford. Continue to T junction.
  14. Turn right. Follow the road to a T junction with the A631.
  15. Turn right, signed Market Rasen. Follow the road for 400m.
  16. Turn left on to a public byway. Follow the track for 0.6 miles (one kilometre).
  17. Turn right through a carriage gap. Continue through the woodland. Follow the forest track for 200m. Continue to a junction of tracks. 
  18. Turn left. Follow the track to a T junction. Turn right. Follow the track for 450m.
  19. Turn right on to another track towards the road.
  20. Leave the woodland through a carriage gap. Cross the road. Return to the starting point.
Route map
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