Saxlin one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Saxilby and Lincoln.

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Grid Ref SK8919475314
Lat / Lon 53.26735° / -0.66413°
Easting / Northing 489,194E / 375,314N
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Grid Ref SK9758870915
Lat / Lon 53.22635° / -0.53966°
Easting / Northing 497,588E / 370,915N
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Saxlin One's land is

Arable 19.3%
Pasture 21.1%
Urban 54.4%
Woods 5.2%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



08 Sep 2021 Summer

This is a good one, which seems to tick all the Slow Ways boxes. It starts in Saxilby, and, admittedly, for the first mile or so it is pretty unpromising, following the busy A57 towards to Lincoln. Fortunately there is a foot/Cycle path alongside the road. Things pick up after passing the T-junction with Broxholme Lane. Turn left across a footbridge (Photo #2) and follow a very quiet minor road which curves round to rejoin the A57 at a point where there is a pedestrian island to help you cross. There's also a small cafe here. This marks the start of the Foss Dyke Trail, an (almost) traffic-free path that goes virtually all the way to Lincoln City Centre along the side of the Foss Dyke, a canal that connects Lincoln to the River Trent. There are information boards at various points of interest if you like that sort of thing. The path has quite a rough surface if you're cycling, at least as far as the second of the two pubs the route passes. After the second of these, the Pyewipe Inn, it joins a very well surfaced National Cycle Network route for the rest of the way into Lincoln. (Note Cyclists should take the short diversion behind the pub whereas walkers can pass in front of it - The junction is illustrated at photo #4 below).

This is a very popular route so it should be fairly easy to get it verified. I'm happy to give it five stars, but I suppose a couple of points do count against it. As already said the first mile or so out of Saxilby is quite a dull slog along the side of a very busy and fast road. Secondly, while the section from Lincoln to the narrow bridge in photo 5 below is allegedly "traffic free" it is sometimes used by angler's cars, especially if there is an angling match taking place. All in all though, a highly recommended route.

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