Lindsey Trail - 1 Willingham Woods to South Willingham

Type of ride

Surfaced and unsurfaced quiet lanes, public rights of way and Forestry Commission rides. There are several carriage gaps and restricted access points (narrowest two metres) on this loop.


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


Total Route: 64 miles (102km)

20 miles (32km) off road

44 miles (70km) on roads

Starting point
Willingham Woods car park
Market Rasen
Grid reference TF 137 884
  1. Leave the western (Market Rasen) end of the car park. Turn left and cross the road. Continue straight ahead through a carriage gap. Follow the forest track to a T-junction.

  2. Turn left. At the next junction of tracks bear left. continue straight ahead for 1000m. Ignore the track on your left. Continue until you reach a T junction of tracks.

  3. Turn right. Go through the carriage gap.

  4. Turn right. Follow the byway past the houses to a road.

  5. Turn left. Follow the road for 0.25 miles (400m).

  6. Turn left, signed Sixhills. Follow the road for 0.3 miles (500m).

  7. Turn right onto a tarmac lane. Follow the lane as it becomes an unclassified county road (UCR). Follow it for 1.5 miles (2.4 km). You will come to a junction with a bridleway.

  8. Turn left. Follow the bridleway for 1.25 miles (two kilometres). You will come to a T junction with a road.

  9. Turn left. Follow the road to a T-junction.

  10. Turn right, signed South Willingham) and follow the road to a T-junction.

  11. Turn right (signed South Willingham. After 150m turn left, signed South Willingham. Go through South Willingham village.

  12. Turn left, signed Donington. Follow the road to a crossroads.

  13. Continue straight ahead, signed Donington for 0.6 miles (one kilometre).

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