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Walking In Lincolnshire: 10 Stunning Routes to Enjoy in 2021

22 September 2021

Summer strolls… Winter wanders… Autumn ambles… Spring saunters… Whether you enjoy a lengthy hike or a peaceful potter, make the most of walking in Lincolnshire all year round with these beautiful routes…

What’s the Lincolnshire landscape like?

Lincolnshire has a reputation for being flat, and there is plenty of even ground to explore. However, there are also lots of hills to climb and conquer for those of you who like a challenge. 

The Lincolnshire Wolds is home to many rolling mounds, including Hubbard’s Hills. The Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty was formed by glacier erosion across former medieval villages and chalk streams.

If you’re familiar with Lincoln’s city centre, you’ll also know that Steep Hill is far from flat!

Our favourite hikes

Are you of the belief that hiking and happiness go hand in hand? If so, you’ll love strapping on your boots and rambling on these terrific treks…

  • Macmillan Way, Boston to Dorsey Coast – You may struggle to cover the full 290 miles, but there are plenty of bridleways and footpaths to follow along this majestic map.
  • Arts & Heritage Trail, Lincoln Cathedral to St Deny’s Church – Historians and art fans will love this 26-mile route, which covers a range of striking architecture and landscapes.
  • Tennyson Trail, Louth to Spilsby – Weave through the rolling hills of Lincolnshire and follow in the footsteps of 19th century poet Lord Alfred Tennyson.
  • Viking Way, River Humber to Rutland – Named after an area once occupied by Norse invaders, the Viking Way is a 147-mile route that includes Lincoln’s famous Cathedral.

Coastal walks

When it comes to scenery, it’s hard to beat the ocean, sandy beaches and cliffs overflowing with wildflowers. Lincolnshire has a 50-mile coastline across the east of England, with many of its beaches boasting Blue Flag status

Looking for a bit of sea breeze? Take a look at these magnificent coastal paths…

  • Donna Nook – If you’re lucky, you might spot some seal pups!
  • Anderby Creek – An unspoilt coastline stretching between Chapel St Leonards and Skegness.
  • Sandilands – Wildlife, splendid views and the roar of the ocean, what more could you want?
  • Saltfleet – A fantastic coastal village with a church dating back to the 13th century.

Anderby Dunes

Dog walks in Lincolnshire

Dog owners are spoiled for choice in our county. Your furry friend will love you even more once you start to wander around Lincolnshire’s beautiful green spaces.

The best dog-friendly areas:

  • Lincolnshire Wolds – the perfect spot to tire out your pup
  • Old Wood, Skellingthorpe –  Ancient woodland with an abundance of gorgeous flowers
  • Belton House, Grantham – You and your dog will never get bored here, with over 1,300 acres to discover
  • Discover more dog-walking delights

Fancy something a little different to the usual wildlife walks and hilly yomps? Why not explore Lincolnshire’s windmills with your dog? 

Lincolnshire Wolds Poppy Field

Lakes in Lincolnshire

Fishing, wild swimming, water sports and wildlife… Lakes bring plenty to a walk, and you’ll be pleased to hear Lincolnshire has lots to explore!

Popular Lincolnshire lakes:

Swanholme Lakes Witham

Country parks & Lincolnshire woods

Country parks are a fantastic day out, especially if the sun is shining. Parks and woodland give you the freedom to explore and select from plenty of routes, without the risk of getting lost. Not to mention the tasty treats waiting in the cafeteria and visitor centres!

From wonderful woodlands to picturesque paths, check out some of the most popular parks below…

  • Hartsholme Country Park (Lincoln) – 100 acres of Victorian landscaped gardens and trails
  • Whisby Nature Park (Lincoln) – Beautiful grasslands and lakes brimming with wildlife.
  • Elsham Hall (Brigg) – It’s not every day you get to visit a guinea pig village, as well as enjoy sculptures, gardens and a tea room.
  • Burghley House (Stamford) – A stunning piece of sixteenth century architecture with gardens and art to match!
  • Cleethorpes Country Park – 160 acres of lakes, trees and footpaths.

Snipe Dales

Highest point in Lincolnshire

The highest point in Lincolnshire is Wolds Top, sitting at approximately 168 metres above sea level. 

Find out how to get to Wolds Top

Lincolnshire Wolds

Lincolnshire nature reserves & wildlife

An adventure isn’t complete without a spot of wildlife, and our county is a fantastic spot for nature lovers. 

Willingham Woods is well worth a visit if you’re hoping to meet some animals, with visitors known to sight deer through the pine trees. Birdwatchers will also want to keep a close eye on the Lincolnshire Bird Club to keep track of local Lincolnshire bird sightings.

Here are a few of our favourite Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust nature reserves:

Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve
Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve

What else is there to do in Lincolnshire?

Lincolnshire has something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for entertainment, food, drinks or other ways to stay active, explore our guides to make the most of our marvellous county…

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