Sutton on TrentNorth Hykeham

Sutnor two
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By Hugh Hudson on 02 Jul 2022


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I created this route because SUTNOR 1 cannot be followed on the ground, because the Fledborough Viaduct over the River Trent extends for some distance either side of the river, passing well above the riverside paths which are not connected with it. This route is my attempt to resolve these issues by using more of the cycle track path that crosses the viaduct.

I have now test walked it, and I still have some doubts that the route is optimal, in particular the route from Harby to Eagle is on field paths that are a little tricky to follow, so there is probably scope for further refinement, but note that the options for joining and leaving the cycle track over the viaduct are more limited than a cursory look at the map would suggest.

Most of this route is on surfaced cycle tracks, roads and pavements, but there are field paths between Sutton and High Marnham, between Harby and Eagle and from Eagle past Whisby Quarry

I created this route because SUTNOR 1 cannot be followed on the ground, because the Fledborough Viaduct over the River Trent extends for some distance either side of the river, passing well above the riverside paths which are not connected with it. This route is my attempt to resolve these issues by using more of the cycle track path that crosses the viaduct.

I have now test walked it, and I still have some doubts that the route is optimal, in particular the route from Harby to Eagle is on field paths that are a little tricky to follow, so there is probably scope for further refinement, but note that the options for joining and leaving the cycle track over the viaduct are more limited than a cursory look at the map would suggest.

Most of this route is on surfaced cycle tracks, roads and pavements, but there are field paths between Sutton and High Marnham, between Harby and Eagle and from Eagle past Whisby Quarry

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Sutton on Trent
Grid Ref SK8006265942
Lat / Lon 53.18458° / -0.80336°
Easting / Northing 480,062E / 365,942N
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North Hykeham
Grid Ref SK9332866191
Lat / Lon 53.18466° / -0.60483°
Easting / Northing 493,328E / 366,191N
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Hugh Hudson

30 Jun 2022

Having created this route, I felt duty bound to walk it myself. It is quite a long and challenging route. About three quarters of it is easy, on roads, pavements and good cycle tracks but I have to admit that the footpath south from Harby to the edge of Eagle was trickier than I expected, as it crosses fields, has a few stiles and is not well used. One other minor issue inherited from SUTNOR 1 is that the footpath out of Holme Farm in Low Marnham across to the High Marnham road is currently impassable because no footpath line has been cut through the oil seed rape crop, so I had to retreat and use the road instead. I don't see this as a good reason to change the route, as the farmer should know better.
More importantly, I was able to verify my original reason for creating this route, i.e. that it is impossible to reach the Fledborough viaduct directly from the footpaths along both banks of the Trent is correct, so SUTNOR 1 is impossible to follow. On the west side of the river, it is necessary to start where the railway cycle track starts near the old Fledborough station. On the east side it is possible to scramble steeply down to Church Lane but this is probably not legal. There is also a cycle route back to Church Lane from about half a kilometer beyond this bridge which could be used to work a way back to the SUTNOR 1 route.


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