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Grantham

Lincolnshire


Slow Ways linking Grantham and Billingborough, Bottesford, Colsterworth, Fulbeck, Long Bennington, Melton Mowbray, Sleaford

England / Lincolnshire / Grantham

Grantham’s seven Slow Ways are 50% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 5/7
verified: 1/7
and surveyed: 1/7

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Walk to Grantham from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Bottesford—Grantham
Botgra one Enjoy me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 58m Descent 87m
Bottesford—Grantham
Botgra two Pioneer me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 89m Descent 118m
Grantham—Billingborough
Grabil one Pioneer me Distance 25km/15mi Ascent 176m Descent 231m
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
Grantham—Fulbeck
Graful one Pioneer me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 145m Descent 136m
Grantham—Sleaford
Grasle one

Double check Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 175m Descent 128m
Grantham—Sleaford
Grasle two Review me Distance 23km/15mi Ascent 176m Descent 223m
Long Bennington—Grantham
Longra one Review me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 103m Descent 141m
Melton Mowbray—Grantham
Melgra one Review me Distance 29km/18mi Ascent 263m Descent 274m

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Collective progress

53% of Grantham’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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surveyed

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4 people have contributed to Grantham’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

4 people have surveyed a route in Grantham

128km out of 198km have been walked and reviewed

177km of reviews have been shared in Grantham

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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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We descend field edges (fairly steeply) - there are waymarks at all the field boundaries, then follow a farm lane right to the A52, using the field path parallel to the main road up to an obvious gap opposite a junction. Just before Allington Meadows the path gets more challenging - first we cross a fallow field with high grass and thistles on a path that is just about visible, but beyond this field we cross a corn field in which there was no obvious cut path. Beyond the caravans the path improves, and we follow lanes through Allington, then turn right into the rather charming Cowlady Lane and follow the field edge on a wide well cut strip to the Drift (Sewstern Lane) where we turn right....

Hugh Hudson

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Hugh Hudson surveyed Grasle two

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From Sleaford station, we cross the level crossing and Grantham Road then head a short distance down London Road before taking the path left signposted Mareham Pastures. We eventually reach a little wood, where we follow the bridlepath left then take a field path right that skirts farm buildings and emerges on the quiet Kelby Lane on the edge of the Culverthorpe Park estate. We head left down the lane then right into the park, following the surfaced road past the big house and into the field beyond, where we follow field edges around to reach the church at Heydour. A well marked path continues through fields opposite and takes us into Londonthorpe, where we turn right onto High Road then left onto Newgate Lane. We follow the pavement some distance above the avenue to Harrowby Lane, where we go left then right onto Kenilworth Road, which we follow around a long bend then head up Sandringham Drive to find the alleyway leading into the field beyond....

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Grantham—Sleaford

Hugh Hudson added Grasle two, a new walk from Grantham to Sleaford

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Hugh Hudson surveyed Botgra one

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From the station at Grantham, we go a short distance north down Station Road then take the little pedestrian tunnel left, turning right at Huntingtower Road to reach Harlaxton Road. We follow the canal to the end of the path at the A607 roundabout, then go left to return to Harlaxton Road, where we go right under the A1 bridge, then right again to rejoin the canal. Eventually we reach Woolsthorpe Locks, where the pub is just to the left of the canal and easy to reach over the little bridge....

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We follow the canal as far as The Drift, where we turn left (there is a short section without a pavement but the road is quiet). Once in Harlaxton there is a pavement. Harlaxton has a shop and a pub, but it seems a little early in such a walk for this to determine route selection and had I designed it I might have been tempted to use the path from further along the canal to Denton to avoid two crossings of the main road). We cross Main Street, go right a short distance and take the path left that leads to Park Lane, which we follow down to Church Street and slightly left to the unnamed road leading past the Welby Arms car park to the junction of Belvoir Road and Harston Road. We go left down Croxton Lane, taking the steeper right branch where it forks, then following it up for some distance until the road turns right and we go straight up the hill, quite steeply and over a few stiles, then along the edge of the field at the top, then follow the footpath signs into Croxton Kerrial, where we cross Church Lane and go straight on along Thorpe Lane, where the church can be seen across fields to the right. A good path takes us along field edges, and eventually over a couple of open fields to reach a wooded track where we turn right, then left down Mary Lane for some distance before using a field path to move further right to the path that follows the left edge of the old racecourse and past Racecourse Farm towards a mast, where we go straight on along the access road then across the fields and down Mere Road and Burgins Lane to the High Street in Waltham-on-the-Wolds, where we emerge by the post office/village shop. Here we turn left and follow the quiet Woodfold Lane for some distance, past a couple of farms to find the little used footpath that goes right towards a rather odd collection of old lorry trailers where the road goes sharp left....

Hugh Hudson

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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)....

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I had a very enjoyable lunch at the Rutland Arms ( Dirty Duck ) There is a seat near Muston Bridge for lunch if anyone doesn't want to use the Duck for lunch....

John Johnson

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From Swarby to Culverthorpe was a relatively quiet road (6 cars passed) followed by a walk around Culverthorpe lakes and a useful picnic bench before rejoining the road. The walk from Culverthorpe to Welby was a long road section with over 30 cars passing. The road south of Welby was much quieter, before the route followed a narrow green lane across to the High Dyke....

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JurassicWayfarers took this photo on Grasle one

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The route dives into a low narrow but illuminated tunnel under the station before joining the pavement alongside the main road. I can't see the advantage of the loop onto the isolated section of canal but it's there if you want it or just stay on the road which the route has to rejoin to pass under the A1. The canal walk continues alongside more locks to the edge of Muston village where the towpath route joins the cycle route for a short way before joining the road. The route continues along what was the main road but cut off since the Bottesford Bypass was built so it's a quiet dead end with proper crossing arrangements although no lights to stop the traffic....

Ken

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Bottesford—Grantham

Slow Ways added Botgra one, a new walk from Bottesford to Grantham

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Bottesford—Grantham

Slow Ways added Botgra two, a new walk from Bottesford to Grantham

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Grantham—Billingborough

Slow Ways added Grabil one, a new walk from Grantham to Billingborough

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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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Grantham—Fulbeck

Slow Ways added Graful one, a new walk from Grantham to Fulbeck

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Grantham—Sleaford

Slow Ways added Grasle one, a new walk from Grantham to Sleaford

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Long Bennington—Grantham

Slow Ways added Longra one, a new walk from Long Bennington to Grantham

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Melton Mowbray—Grantham

Slow Ways added Melgra one, a new walk from Melton Mowbray to Grantham

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Grantham, Wed 21 February

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Grantham’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SK9137635224

Lat / Lon

52.90671° / -0.64279°

Easting / Northing

491,376E / 335,224N

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Facilities

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

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Bothy

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