Gainsborough

Lincolnshire


Slow Ways linking Gainsborough and Bawtry, Epworth, Finningley, Hemswell Cliff, Kirton in Lindsey, Rampton, Retford, Saxilby, Scotter, Wroot

Progress towards triple-checked route options for Gainsborough’s ten Slow Ways: 38%

Drawn: 10/10
reviewed: 5/10
verified: 0/10
and surveyed: 0/10

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Walk to Gainsborough from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Bawtry—Gainsborough
Bawgai one Pioneer me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 147m Descent 143m
Epworth—Gainsborough
Epwgai one Pioneer me Distance 22km/14mi Ascent 122m Descent 112m
Finningley—Gainsborough
Fingai one Pioneer me Distance 28km/17mi Ascent 129m Descent 129m
Gainsborough—Hemswell Cliff
Gaihem one Pioneer me Distance 20km/12mi Ascent 152m Descent 100m
Gainsborough—Kirton in Lindsey
Gaikir one

Double check Distance 23km/14mi Ascent 151m Descent 102m
Gainsborough—Kirton in Lindsey
Gaikir two Pioneer me Distance 22km/14mi Ascent - Descent -
Gainsborough—Saxilby
Gaisax one

Double check Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 105m Descent 105m
Gainsborough—Saxilby
Gaisax two

Double check Distance 25km/15mi Ascent 143m Descent 143m
Gainsborough—Scotter
Gaisco one

Double check Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 97m Descent 94m
Gainsborough—Scotter
Gaisco two Pioneer me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent - Descent -
Rampton—Gainsborough
Ramgai one Review me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 63m Descent 61m
Retford—Gainsborough
Retgai one Review me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 99m Descent 107m
Wroot—Gainsborough
Wrogai one Pioneer me Distance 23km/15mi Ascent 117m Descent 118m

Collective progress

38% of Gainsborough’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

13/13

drawn

6/13

reviewed

1/13

surveyed

0/13

verified

4 people have contributed to Gainsborough’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Gainsborough

117km out of 273km have been walked and reviewed

148km of reviews have been shared in Gainsborough

Latest Updates

I chose to climb the gate into Sundown car park, then follow round to the exit where you can pick up the path behind the glamping site reception/cafe. The field was in use by young bulls, so I followed the road slightly east to a level crossing where you can pick up a byway that rejoins the path at Magpie Lane Farm, although it seems the bank path is blocked here by a derelict outbuilding - perhaps the mower can't safely pass it - so walkers should continue along Magpie Lane and rejoin the footpath just outside North Leverton....

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Gainsborough—Kirton in Lindsey

cowboycoder added Gaikir two, a new walk from Gainsborough to Kirton in Lindsey

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Gainsborough—Scotter

cowboycoder added Gaisco two, a new walk from Gainsborough to Scotter

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There are a few problems with this route; it's an odd choice to deviate through Morton, and the section from Morton to Owlet Plantation is along a road that has no footpath, though the road itself isn't terribly busy, it is used frequently enough that you'll be passed by numerous vehicles. The main issue is the section that follows the B1205 between Welwyn and Newly House. There is no path along this road, and is a heavily used road by all types of traffic....

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Alternate route suggested....

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Along A road - not safe....

Jo

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Turn left when exiting the station and walk along Station Road. Just after Clumber Road on the right walk straight on into Queen’s Street, after about 280m turn right into Pelham Road and cross the canal bridge to gain the path on the other side. Turn right and walk along the canal side. The walk can be started from here or turn off the canal walk into the town centre on the left where there are many places to eat and drink. Exit the bus station either left from the bus stops on to Spa Road and then left along Arlington Way then right into Grove Street at the cross roads, or right from the bus stops and out along Beardsall’s Row then right onto Grove Street. There is also an entry path onto the canal side walk from the far end of the market square along Chapelgate, Spital Hill and then Leverton Road, however, this is a longer, more traffic heavy route. Descend to the canal side and turn left. After another 700m, at bridge 61, turn left off the canal path and up onto Bonemill Lane a partially unmade narrow road leading only to the few houses around the canal area. Walk over the steep humpback canal bridge and along the lane to Mill House on the right. At the driveway mirror turn left through the metal kissing gate and along the mown edge of the meadow. Turn right and walk along Big Lane to Main Street. Turn right and the route is back to a rough track. From the end of Muspitts Lane turn left along Sturton Road (the only shop is 100m to the right). (Turn left at the crossroads here, along Low Street, for the pub that is 700m on the left.) The route continues straight on into Church Hill. After crossing turn left and walk along the field edge. After about 500m the path leads round to the right but the route is to the left. After crossing the bridge turn left and follow the mown path around the edge of the fields. Continue to follow the mown path round the field to the left and this leads round the edge to the old road, now only an access way. Turn right and walk along the road. After another 250m turn right onto a small feeder road, then right again onto South Street and into the village of Bole. At the Flood Road turn right and cross the bridge over the River Trent At the traffic lights turn right and walk about 800m for the Lea Road train station, or left and walk 600m to the Gainsborough bus station and just a little further to the town centre...

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Jacqueline surveyed Gaisax one

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Turn right upon alighting and walk the short distance to the footpath turning. If arriving by bus, alight at the bus station (most buses terminate here) and turn right upon getting off. At the end of the road turn right and walk to the end of the path next to a small car park just before MacDonald’s. You will need to cross the road you are on – Beaumont Street – to the end of Marshall’s Yard shopping area which is the large Victorian building opposite you to your left. If arriving at the Central Station then your walk will start by turning left out of the station. From the Marshall’s Yard car park either exit the shopping area through the main car park entrance and turn right along Spring Gardens then right at the top of the road towards Central Station. Walk up Spring Gardens that are situated at the traffic-controlled cross roads and turn right at the top towards Central Station. At the end of the road where it meets Foxby Lane turn left and walk about 500m to the footpath sign on the right. If arriving by train to Lea Road station (the main line from Sheffield or Lincoln) turn left out of the station and cross the road at the crossing. Turn right up Foxby Hill and walk on the left-hand side of the road where there is pavement. Turn right off Foxby Lane, just before the left-hand road of Maybell Close, on to a rough road leading to Park House farm signposted with Public Footpath. Walk along rough road until you reach the semi-detached houses then turn left following the Public Footpath sign. Veer slightly right and continue to follow the path across the field. Then turn left and walk across the field to the corner of Bass Wood. At the end of the wood edge turn right following the edge of the field round to a gap in the hedge with the next footpath sign on your right. Walk 250m and just past where the gas pipeline indicators are either side of the road you will see the footpath sign leading off the road on the left. From Cade Lane turn left and cross the road. Turn right up the driveway to some garages and onto the footpath at the end. Turn right and then left along the side of the cemetery and church9 At the end of the path turn left and then immediately right following the footpath sign. Follow the road round to the right and then straight on to the next sharp left bend. Turn left and walk a short distance to the footpath sign across the field. At the metal kissing gate turn left behind the houses. Turn right and go through another metal kissing gate into a sheep field carefully stepping over the electric fencing. At the wooden post marker turn left and stepping over the electric fence again go through the metal kissing gate and walk between the gardens and small field out onto the main road of Willingham by Stow. (We tried the footpath marked on the map, but it was very narrow and ended in a field marked ‘Bull in Field’.) The best way is to turn right where the path meets the main road and then left onto Marton Road. Walk down the Marton Road for about 1.5km until the road makes a sharp right turn. Walk round the right-hand turn and then left onto the waymarked bridleway. At the end of the farm track there is a footpath to the right across the road that leads to the marked footpath on the Slow Ways map. In the village centre turn right and walk along the footpath on the eastern side of the Sturton Road....

Jacqueline

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Can't give no stars - you can't recross the river once you are over the other side of the Trent out of Gainsborough. You can walk parts of the river bank from Gainsborough to Marton on the eastern side but not as one continuous route....

Jacqueline

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Over 6km of this route is along a very busy A road with NO FOOTPATHS....

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Wroot—Gainsborough

iansnowywalks added Wrogai one, a new walk from Wroot to Gainsborough

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Bawtry—Gainsborough

Slow Ways added Bawgai one, a new walk from Bawtry to Gainsborough

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Epworth—Gainsborough

Slow Ways added Epwgai one, a new walk from Epworth to Gainsborough

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Finningley—Gainsborough

Slow Ways added Fingai one, a new walk from Finningley to Gainsborough

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Gainsborough—Hemswell Cliff

Slow Ways added Gaihem one, a new walk from Gainsborough to Hemswell Cliff

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Gainsborough—Kirton in Lindsey

Slow Ways added Gaikir one, a new walk from Gainsborough to Kirton in Lindsey

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Gainsborough—Saxilby

Slow Ways added Gaisax one, a new walk from Gainsborough to Saxilby

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Gainsborough—Saxilby

Slow Ways added Gaisax two, a new walk from Gainsborough to Saxilby

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Gainsborough—Scotter

Slow Ways added Gaisco one, a new walk from Gainsborough to Scotter

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Rampton—Gainsborough

Slow Ways added Ramgai one, a new walk from Rampton to Gainsborough

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Retford—Gainsborough

Slow Ways added Retgai one, a new walk from Retford to Gainsborough

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Gainsborough’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SK8149089881

Lat / Lon

53.39950° / -0.77587°

Easting / Northing

481,490E / 389,881N

Facilities

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

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket

Restaurant

Accommodation

Accommodation < £50

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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