Bardney, Stixwould and Minting - longer route


Bardney, Southrey, Stixwould, Wispington, Minting, Gautby, Bardney. With an off-road option to visit Chambers Farm Wood.

The route is circular, and mostly level.

20.5 miles (33km)
Starting point
Bardney Heritage Centre,
Station Road

Grid Ref: TF 113 691

There is an on road and off road route for this ride.

On Road

  1. Turn right out of the heritage centre, and cycle into Bardney. Follow the road through the village, heading towards Southrey, following the blue signs for the Water Rail Way winter route.
  2. Turn right (signed Southrey).
  3. In Southrey, cycle past the pub and through the gate. Turn left to join the Water Rail Way towards Woodhall Spa.

Off Road

Turn right out of the heritage centre, after 300m turn right along a track (signed Water Rail Way, summer route. Turn right as you approach woodland, onto Southrey Road, (signed Water Rail Way). Follow track through gate to join the surfaced path by the river.

Both routes

4. Continue along the Water Rail Way to the old station at Stixwould. Immediately after the platform, turn left off the Water Rail Way to join a lane.

5. Turn left towards Stixwould village.

6. Turn right (signed Woodhall Spa).

7. At the next junction turn left (signed Horsington).

8. Turn right (signed Poolam).

9. Turn left at the T-junction (signed Poolham).

10. Turn right at T-junction (signed Thimbleby). Turn left (signed Wispington).

11. At the crossroads continue straight ahead (signed Minting).

12. Turn left (signed Minting).

13. Turn right (signed Minting).

14. Turn left at the T-junction (signed Hatton).

15. Turn left at the T-junction (signed Gautby).

16. Turn right at the T-junction (signed Gautby).

17. Turn left (signed Bucknall).

There is an off-road detour on tracks and forest rides to Chambers Farm Wood Centre and toilets. To do this, continue straight on towards Bardney, and turn right onto a track after the Old School House. At the end of the track turn left. Follow tracks round the woods, then follow the same route back out to 17, then turn right (signed Bucknall).

18. Turn right at the T-junction (signed Bardney).

19. At the crossroads in Bardney, go straight ahead along Church Lane. At the T-junction, turn left to return to the heritage centre.

Route map
Map of starting point
Cycle hire

 Bardney Heritage Centre, Station Road. Check opening times and bike availability by visiting the Bardney Heritage Centre website

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