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Slow Ways linking Lincoln and Bardney, Hemswell Cliff, Market Rasen, Metheringham, North Hykeham, Saxilby, Wragby

England / Lincolnshire / Lincoln

Lincoln’s seven Slow Ways are 50% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 4/7
verified: 2/7
and surveyed: 1/7

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Lincoln from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Hemswell Cliff—Lincoln
Hemlin one Pioneer me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 196m Descent 144m
Lincoln—Bardney
Linbar one Pioneer me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 111m Descent 106m
Lincoln—Bardney
Linbar two Pioneer me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 110m Descent 105m
Lincoln—Market Rasen
Linmar one Review me Distance 31km/19mi Ascent 130m Descent 147m
Lincoln—Metheringham
Linmet one Survey me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 104m Descent 94m
Lincoln—Wragby
Linwra one Pioneer me Distance 22km/14mi Ascent 129m Descent 109m
North Hykeham—Lincoln
Norlin one Review me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 30m Descent 23m
North Hykeham—Lincoln
Norlin two Pioneer me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 32m Descent 25m
North Hykeham—Lincoln
Norlin three Pioneer me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 30m Descent 24m
Saxilby—Lincoln
Saxlin one

Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 36m Descent 37m
Saxilby—Lincoln
Saxlin two Enjoy me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 26m Descent 27m

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Collective progress

43% of Lincoln’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

11/11

drawn

5/11

reviewed

1/11

surveyed

2/11

verified

6 people have contributed to Lincoln’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Lincoln

79km out of 177km have been walked and reviewed

147km of reviews have been shared in Lincoln

Latest Updates

JurassicWayfarers took this photo on Saxlin two

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I walked this route from Lincoln to Saxilby, having made use of the free car park at Saxilby station and catching the train to Lincoln. I think the route is better starting from Saxilby however, to get the boring road walking out of the way first....

JurassicWayfarers

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Mix of public footpath, country lanes and some pavement alongside busier roads through Lincolnshire farmland. Some of the public footpaths weren’t well trodden and across ploughed fields, but generally well signposted. Chance for refreshments at the Coach and Horses in Faldingworth or numerous options in Nettleham....

Lucy Baker

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Philip Le Marquand took this photo on Saxlin two

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It was raining for the first half of the journey so plenty of puddles but not a problem with decent footwear. Very pleasant walk with plenty of refreshment stops along the way....

Philip Le Marquand

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I walked this from Metheringham to Lincoln with a stop in Nocton....

Philip Le Marquand

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Saxilby—Lincoln

Dr Antony Daniels pledged to walk Saxlin two

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Hugh Hudson surveyed Saxlin two

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Hugh Hudson took this photo on Saxlin two

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Hugh Hudson took this photo on Saxlin one

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I walked most of this route from Saxilby to Lincoln, but used the more direct unsafe A57 crossing as per SAXLIN 1. Overall this is an excellent direct route, it is just a bit of a shame that the A57 was built without allowing enough space for a path to follow the Foss Dyke all the way into Saxilby....

Hugh Hudson

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Saxilby—Lincoln

Hugh Hudson added Saxlin two, a new walk from Saxilby to Lincoln

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The route he/she describes is fine, but it needs to be drawn properly as a new route because the difference is a crucial one and the GPX file should lead the user to the safer path....

Hugh Hudson

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This is a good route - I live on the route and regularly use sections of it, rain, shine or snow....

Walk_One

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The route follows the Spires & Steeples waymarked footpath almost all the way. It would be possible to avoid by using the level crossing on the High Street and using Tentercroft Street to re-join the route, though it’s a fair diversion. This flat, level and tarmacked route is an easy walk down to Washingborough. The route as marked on the Slow Ways website and gpx file follows a footpath diagonally across a field to cross the railway at a pedestrian crossing. Instead use the road shortly before reaching this point to cross under the tracks, and then follow the footpath alongside the track to re-join the route....

JurassicWayfarers

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JurassicWayfarers took this photo on Linmet one

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(When the ditch meets the Witham the footpaths can be a little confusing - the signed path takes you away from the river through a farmyard and onto the busy Hykeham Road. It's not much of a detour but not particularly pleasant. Instead take the other, unsigned, path through a gate and between fences which takes you to the river bank.) Once you cross the very busy Newark Road go through the car park to the left of the Plough Inn and take the well surfaced Riverside Path which leads right into the centre of Lincoln....

jbeckton

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Lincoln

danravenellison surveyed Lincoln

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It starts in Saxilby, and, admittedly, for the first mile or so it is pretty unpromising, following the busy A57 towards to Lincoln. This marks the start of the Foss Dyke Trail, an (almost) traffic-free path that goes virtually all the way to Lincoln City Centre along the side of the Foss Dyke, a canal that connects Lincoln to the River Trent. After the second of these, the Pyewipe Inn, it joins a very well surfaced National Cycle Network route for the rest of the way into Lincoln....

jbeckton

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Hemswell Cliff—Lincoln

Slow Ways added Hemlin one, a new walk from Hemswell Cliff to Lincoln

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Lincoln—Bardney

Slow Ways added Linbar one, a new walk from Lincoln to Bardney

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Lincoln—Bardney

Slow Ways added Linbar two, a new walk from Lincoln to Bardney

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Lincoln—Market Rasen

Slow Ways added Linmar one, a new walk from Lincoln to Market Rasen

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Lincoln—Metheringham

Slow Ways added Linmet one, a new walk from Lincoln to Metheringham

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Lincoln—Wragby

Slow Ways added Linwra one, a new walk from Lincoln to Wragby

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North Hykeham—Lincoln

Slow Ways added Norlin one, a new walk from North Hykeham to Lincoln

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North Hykeham—Lincoln

Slow Ways added Norlin two, a new walk from North Hykeham to Lincoln

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North Hykeham—Lincoln

Slow Ways added Norlin three, a new walk from North Hykeham to Lincoln

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Saxilby—Lincoln

Slow Ways added Saxlin one, a new walk from Saxilby to Lincoln

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Lincoln, Wed 12 June

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Lincoln’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SK9758870915

Lat / Lon

53.22635° / -0.53966°

Easting / Northing

497,588E / 370,915N

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This includes the great ring of routes that join its neighbours to each other!

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Lincoln'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

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