Slow Ways linking Saxilby and Gainsborough, Hemswell Cliff, Lincoln, North Hykeham, Rampton, Sutton on Trent
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|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Double check||Distance 21km/13mi||Ascent 105m||Descent 105m|
||Double check||Distance 25km/15mi||Ascent 143m||Descent 143m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 23km/14mi||Ascent 94m||Descent 93m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 12km/7mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Pioneer me||Distance 24km/15mi||Ascent 59m||Descent 111m|
||Review me||Distance 10km/6mi||Ascent 36m||Descent 37m|
||Review me||Distance 15km/9mi||Ascent 37m||Descent 31m|
Sutton on Trent—Saxilby
||Double check||Distance 18km/11mi||Ascent 83m||Descent 85m|
Sutton on Trent—Saxilby
||Review me||Distance 21km/13mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
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Photo 1 was taken from the end of the land to High Marnham, and Photo 2 was taken from the Fledborough viaduct - both show the stretch of river where the bridge used to be....
From Sutton, a path leaves the road shortly beyond the junction just north of the church. The walk along the riverside path is pleasant. There is also no direct access to the Fledborough viaduct from the riverside path (there does seem to be an unofficial path that crosses crop fields illegally and scrambles up to the viaduct just west of the central bridge section but I wouldn't be comfortable recommending that.]. So the best way onto the Fledborough viaduct is to follow the roads inland and join the cycle track where it starts. Note that the cycle track leaves the road on the west side, then doubles back under the road on the old railway. There are shorter way to get from Sutton to the start of the cycle track over Fledborough viaduct, but it would be a shame to lose all of the riverside part of the walk....
cowboycoder added Ramsax two, a new walk from Rampton to SaxilbyWalk this route
Hugh Hudson added Sutsax two, a new walk from Sutton on Trent to SaxilbyWalk this route
Anyway, once you've crossed the busy Dodington Road turn left along it and look for a public footpath sign pointing to the right. Turn left and follow the path between the houses and the ditch until you reach a T Junction with a broader track (Pig Lane) Turn right and cross the ditch before immediately turning left along a well marked track. Walk in front of them (ignoring the public footpath sign pointing behind them) and turn left into a quiet residential street. At the end of the path turn left and follow the road to a junction. Eventually it turns to the left and shortly afterwards a footpath sign points to a well delineated path across a footbridge and some fields to a road....
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....
Jacqueline surveyed Gaisax oneWalk this route
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....
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....
hovel40a added Saxnor one, a new walk from Saxilby to North HykehamWalk this route
Slow Ways added Gaisax one, a new walk from Gainsborough to SaxilbyWalk this route
Slow Ways added Gaisax two, a new walk from Gainsborough to SaxilbyWalk this route
Slow Ways added Ramsax one, a new walk from Rampton to SaxilbyWalk this route
Slow Ways added Saxhem one, a new walk from Saxilby to Hemswell CliffWalk this route
Slow Ways added Saxlin one, a new walk from Saxilby to LincolnWalk this route
Slow Ways added Sutsax one, a new walk from Sutton on Trent to SaxilbyWalk this route
Saxilby’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
53.26735° / -0.66413°
Easting / Northing
489,194E / 375,314N
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