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Colsterworth

Lincolnshire


Slow Ways linking Colsterworth and Billingborough, Bourne, Grantham, Melton Mowbray, Oakham, Stamford

England / Lincolnshire / Colsterworth

Colsterworth’s six Slow Ways are 38% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 3/6
verified: 0/6
and surveyed: 0/6

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Walk to Colsterworth from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Colsterworth—Billingborough
Colbil one Pioneer me Distance 27km/17mi Ascent 176m Descent 270m
Colsterworth—Bourne
Colbou three

Double check Distance 23km/14mi Ascent 207m Descent 298m
Colsterworth—Bourne
Colbou four

Double check Distance 22km/14mi Ascent 158m Descent 250m
Colsterworth—Stamford
Colsta one Pioneer me Distance 25km/16mi Ascent 311m Descent 237m
Colsterworth—Stamford
Colsta two Review me Distance 26km/16mi Ascent 356m Descent 279m
Grantham—Colsterworth
Gracol one Pioneer me Distance 14km/8mi Ascent 168m Descent 203m
Grantham—Colsterworth
Gracol two Verify me Distance 20km/13mi Ascent 212m Descent 177m
Melton Mowbray—Colsterworth
Melcol one Pioneer me Distance 22km/14mi Ascent 164m Descent 190m
Melton Mowbray—Colsterworth
Melcol two Pioneer me Distance 22km/14mi Ascent 158m Descent 183m
Oakham—Colsterworth
Oakcol one Pioneer me Distance 23km/14mi Ascent 187m Descent 195m
Oakham—Colsterworth
Oakcol two Pioneer me Distance 25km/15mi Ascent 160m Descent 167m

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Collective progress

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

11/11

drawn

4/11

reviewed

1/11

surveyed

0/11

verified

4 people have contributed to Colsterworth’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Colsterworth

91km out of 248km have been walked and reviewed

111km of reviews have been shared in Colsterworth

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We start down School Lane and cross the Witham, then head right on a good path that goes under a road in a little tunnel. After crossing a lane we cross a field in front of Isaac Newton's Woolsthorpe Manor, and turn right to reach Woolsthorpe Road, where we turn left. We soon reach an old lane which we follow out to a road junction, where we head straight across on a fairly quiet road into Skillington. The path right is well waymarked, and leads us past a barn to the edge of an airfield, where we join the Viking Way, which loosely follows The Drift, an ancient drove road that marks much of the boundary between Lincolnshire and Leicestershire. The Drift leads us to another quiet road, where we head right towards Hungerton, then take a field path past Hungerton Hall to emerge on Gorse Lane, which is a little busier bit has wide verges, and felt safe enough to me....

Hugh Hudson

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JurassicWayfarers took this photo on Colsta two

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The route then followed quite a busy section of road walking from Stretton to Clipsham, mostly with sufficient road verges to avoid traffic. On the far side the route continued along farm tracks until reaching the hamlet of Pickworth, before a long section also along farm tracks plus a short section of quiet road until Great Casterton. Here the route left the Rutland Round path, and continued along the road through the outskirts of Stamford before reaching the town centre, crossing the Meadows over the river Wellend, and finally to the railway station....

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JurassicWayfarers took this photo on Gracol two

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There was a relatively sharp climb up the hill outside of Harlaxton and then the route joined a road for a stretch until Home Dairy Farm. There was a pleasant walk through a valley to Hungerton followed by another fairly long but much quieter section of road walking, before the route joined the Viking Way along The Drift. A section of field tracks took me to Skillington, before another slightly busy section of road walking (another 10 cars passed on this stretch)....

JurassicWayfarers

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This review just covers the route from Colsterworth roundabout to Honeypot lane....

Graham Jenkins

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Although I walked Colbou 4 the common portion presents the same issue: that of walking on the A151 with limited safe harbour. Total distance without pavement is about 0.6km....

Graham Jenkins

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Colsterworth—Bourne

Graham Jenkins added Colbou four, a new walk from Colsterworth to Bourne

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Colsterworth—Stamford

Lizzie added Colsta two, a new walk from Colsterworth to Stamford

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Colsterworth

danravenellison surveyed Colsterworth

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Colsterworth—Bourne

Lizzie added Colbou three, a new walk from Colsterworth to Bourne

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Oakham—Colsterworth

Lizzie added Oakcol two, a new walk from Oakham to Colsterworth

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Colsterworth

nickpaish surveyed Colsterworth

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Colsterworth—Billingborough

Slow Ways added Colbil one, a new walk from Colsterworth to Billingborough

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Colsterworth—Stamford

Slow Ways added Colsta one, a new walk from Colsterworth to Stamford

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Grantham—Colsterworth

Slow Ways added Gracol one, a new walk from Grantham to Colsterworth

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Grantham—Colsterworth

Slow Ways added Gracol two, a new walk from Grantham to Colsterworth

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Melton Mowbray—Colsterworth

Slow Ways added Melcol one, a new walk from Melton Mowbray to Colsterworth

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Melton Mowbray—Colsterworth

Slow Ways added Melcol two, a new walk from Melton Mowbray to Colsterworth

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Oakham—Colsterworth

Slow Ways added Oakcol one, a new walk from Oakham to Colsterworth

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Colsterworth, Sat 24 February

Sunny day

Colsterworth’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SK9307324143

Lat / Lon

52.80684° / -0.62073°

Easting / Northing

493,073E / 324,143N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Colsterworth's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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