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Boston

Lincolnshire


Slow Ways linking Boston and Billinghay, Coningsby, Gosberton, Heckington, Holbeach, Long Sutton, Spilsby, Wainfleet All Saints

England / Lincolnshire / Boston

Boston’s eight Slow Ways are 31% checked

Drawn: 8/8
reviewed: 2/8
verified: 0/8
and surveyed: 0/8

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Walk to Boston from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Billinghay—Boston
Bilbos one Pioneer me Distance 23km/14mi Ascent 70m Descent 71m
Billinghay—Boston
Bilbos two Pioneer me Distance 23km/14mi Ascent 60m Descent 60m
Boston—Holbeach
Boshol two Pioneer me Distance 29km/18mi Ascent - Descent -
Boston—Long Sutton
Boslon one Pioneer me Distance 38km/24mi Ascent 94m Descent 96m
Boston—Spilsby
Bosspi one Pioneer me Distance 28km/17mi Ascent 180m Descent 140m
Boston—Wainfleet All Saints
Boswai one Pioneer me Distance 37km/23mi Ascent 92m Descent 93m
Boston—Wainfleet All Saints
Boswai two Review me Distance 30km/19mi Ascent 69m Descent 70m
Coningsby—Boston
Conbos one Pioneer me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 74m Descent 74m
Gosberton—Boston
Gosbos one Pioneer me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 41m Descent 43m
Heckington—Boston
Hecbos one

Double check Distance 23km/14mi Ascent 79m Descent 89m
Heckington—Boston
Hecbos two Review me Distance 23km/14mi Ascent 48m Descent 55m

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Collective progress

36% of Boston’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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3/11

reviewed

2/11

surveyed

0/11

verified

1 people have contributed to Boston’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Boston

76km out of 295km have been walked and reviewed

76km of reviews have been shared in Boston

Latest Updates

Boston—Holbeach

Neil Summersgill added Boshol two, a new walk from Boston to Holbeach

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Hugh Hudson surveyed Hecbos two

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We continue past the bus station and turn south onto Bond Street and George Street. We continue to the A52 bridge on Swineshead Road, where we cross the road and move to the south bank of the Drain. We follow the road back to the north side of the bridge, then there is no alternative to continuing along the verge for most of the next two miles - there are short pavement sections and there are two places where it is possible to escape onto the old road, but this is by far the least enjoyable part of the walk. We then follow a drainage ditch to the A17 Heckington bypass, where we follow the road right towards Littleworth Drove, where a fenced off wood prevents direct access to the bridge, and we turn right to reach the road about 100 metres further north....

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Heckington—Boston

Hugh Hudson added Hecbos two, a new walk from Heckington to Boston

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This route should be quite a good one, considering how few direct options are available, but it is let down by careless plotting and needs redrawing - in particular it crosses the South Forty Foot Drain between bridges, and there is no direct route from the path parallel to the A17 bypass outside Heckington to the top of the bridge on Kyme Road. I have created HECBOS 2, which is 90% the same route, but drawn more carefully, and reflecting my experience of walking it from Boston to Heckington. For a more detailed review see the new route....

Hugh Hudson

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At Friskney we turn left (there is a pavement on the right hand side) and head out to the A52, which we cross and go straight on (there is a pub here). We turn left past the pub and follow the road out of the village and through Freiston, where we pass another pub, then on over the wide Hobhole Drain and into the outer suburbs of Boston. We turn right into Rochford Tower Lane, passing the oddly sited bowling alley, and taking the field path left opposite the tower. The field path reaches a T junction where we turn left, then take the first footpath right across a bridge into a new housing estate (the second path is currently blocked by the next phase of the development). We go left at the end then right along an alleyway path that takes us to Freiston Road, which we cross and continue on a paved path through a wide strip between houses, then turn right onto Wellington Road, The paved path continuing onto Windsor Crescent has a dog-leg....

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Boston—Wainfleet All Saints

Hugh Hudson added Boswai two, a new walk from Boston to Wainfleet All Saints

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Billinghay—Boston

Slow Ways added Bilbos one, a new walk from Billinghay to Boston

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Billinghay—Boston

Slow Ways added Bilbos two, a new walk from Billinghay to Boston

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Boston—Long Sutton

Slow Ways added Boslon one, a new walk from Boston to Long Sutton

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Boston—Spilsby

Slow Ways added Bosspi one, a new walk from Boston to Spilsby

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Boston—Wainfleet All Saints

Slow Ways added Boswai one, a new walk from Boston to Wainfleet All Saints

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Coningsby—Boston

Slow Ways added Conbos one, a new walk from Coningsby to Boston

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Gosberton—Boston

Slow Ways added Gosbos one, a new walk from Gosberton to Boston

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Heckington—Boston

Slow Ways added Hecbos one, a new walk from Heckington to Boston

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Boston, Sun 21 July

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Boston’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TF3278844086

Lat / Lon

52.97770° / -0.02376°

Easting / Northing

532,788E / 344,086N

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