Grainthorpe - Louth canal

Description

This walk includes a section beside the Louth canal passing an old warehouse, returning to Grainthorpe via Conisholme and the village church.

Distance

Six miles (9.5 kilometres)
Three hours

Starting point
Methodist chapel
High Street
Grainthorpe
LN11 7JA
Grid reference: TF 383 972
Directions
  1. Walk along Chapel Lane opposite the chapel.
  2. At the T-junction turn right and after approximately 50m turn left onto Biergate. Follow the lane for  1.5 miles (2.5 kilometres) to its junction with Louth Navigation canal.
  3. Turn left and walk along the canal bank.
  4. Walk past the old warehouse, cross the road and continue straight ahead on the public footpath.
  5. Approximately 100m after crossing the road turn left onto a public footpath and walk between the house and the barn. Follow the path straight on beside the drain.
  6. After approximately 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometres) turn right onto a grass track between two hedges. Follow this to a lane. Turn left and follow the lane to a T-junction.
  7. Cross the road with care and continue straight ahead on the public footpath. Walk straight across two paddocks and cross a bridge. Bear slightly left across the next field to a signpost and bridge in the hedgeline. Walk straight ahead along the edge of the field. Cross the next narrow field and then straight on beside a hedge and then follow the drain to join a grass track between a fence and drain.
  8. Where the track forks, bear left. Cross the bridge and bear left to the far corner of the paddock. Enter the churchyard, turn right and follow the path in front of the church to the gate and road.
  9. Leave the churchyard, cross the road and carry straight on along the public footpath. Walk straight on along the field edge. Leave the field and turn right along the drive. At the gateway turn left to continue along the public footpath. Continue straight ahead, over a bridge, and enter a field. Walk straight across the field and then beside the hedge to a bridge. Cross the bridge and walk straight on into another field. Bear right across the field to a bridge in the middle of the fence line. Cross the bridge and follow the field edge to join a driveway in front of some houses.
  10. At the road turn left to return to the starting point.
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Accessibility/suitability
Suitable for families with older children.
Facilities available on this walk
  • village/town
Features of this walk
  • historical interest
  • wildlife interest
Map of starting point