Viking Way 08 - Through Lincoln


The ancient city of Lincoln perches dramatically on a hilltop, with its impressively situated cathedral. A steep descent precedes the crossing of the River Witham.


Two miles (3.2 kilometres)

Starting point
Castle Square, Lincoln
  1. Walk down Steep Hill and continue ahead, as it turns into The Strait and then becomes High Street, a total of approximately 0.6 miles (one kilometre) 
  2. Cross the railway line and continue along the High Street for approx. 0.75 miles (1.2 kilometres).
  3. Turn left along Spencer Street and where the road bends left turn right down a cobbled alleyway. Cross the bridge and walk straight ahead to the main road.
  4. Cross the road at the pedestrian crossing and continue straight ahead on the tarmac path between the playground, Queens Park, and school. 
  5. Walk through the gate onto South Common and then bear right to walk across the common heading towards a mast that will come into view, to another road (Cross o Cliff Road).

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Facilities available on this walk
  • Refreshments: Cafes and pubs are plentiful, especially around Bailgate and Steep Hill, the main area for tourists and sightseers. In High Street there is a cafe on the medieval High Bridge and some major chain store restaurants.
Points of interest
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