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Saxilby

Lincolnshire


Slow Ways linking Saxilby and Gainsborough, Hemswell Cliff, Lincoln, North Hykeham, Rampton, Sutton on Trent

England / Lincolnshire / Saxilby

Saxilby’s six Slow Ways are 54% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 5/6
verified: 1/6
and surveyed: 1/6

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Walk to Saxilby from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Gainsborough—Saxilby
Gaisax one

Review me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 105m Descent 105m
Gainsborough—Saxilby
Gaisax two

Double check Distance 25km/15mi Ascent 143m Descent 143m
Rampton—Saxilby
Ramsax one Pioneer me Distance 23km/14mi Ascent 94m Descent 93m
Rampton—Saxilby
Ramsax two Review me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Saxilby—Hemswell Cliff
Saxhem one Pioneer me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 59m Descent 111m
Saxilby—Lincoln
Saxlin one

Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 36m Descent 37m
Saxilby—Lincoln
Saxlin two Verify me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 26m Descent 27m
Saxilby—North Hykeham
Saxnor one Enjoy me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 37m Descent 31m
Sutton on Trent—Saxilby
Sutsax two Review me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

58% of Saxilby’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

9/9

drawn

7/9

reviewed

4/9

surveyed

1/9

verified

6 people have contributed to Saxilby’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

4 people have surveyed a route in Saxilby

114km out of 160km have been walked and reviewed

184km of reviews have been shared in Saxilby

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Philip Le Marquand took this photo on Gaisax one

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The first part to Sturton by Stow is all road walking and though it was quite busy it was easy enough to step on to the verge when cars were approaching. From Sturton to Upton its a mixture of tracks and footpaths so not too bad....

Philip Le Marquand

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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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Hugh Hudson surveyed Ramsax two

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Saxilby—Lincoln

Dr Antony Daniels pledged to walk Saxlin two

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Hugh Hudson took this photo on Ramsax two

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It loses a star for lazy GPX plotting (e.g. dipping into the Trent between Rampton and Torksey viaduct, and too many long straight lines throughout) and another for the amount of unavoidable road walking. From here the GPX line approximately follows the right of way, but most people walk either on or just below the flood barrier until the old ferry lane crosses it, and from there the lane offers a very straight route into Rampton (after rain some dodging around puddles may be needed to stay dryshod)....

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Hugh Hudson surveyed Saxlin two

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Hugh Hudson surveyed Saxnor one

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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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A little more pavement walking takes us to Pig Lane, which we follow out to the Catchwater Drain, where we turn left along the far bank on a good path that takes us under the bypass and across the old railway cycle track to Skellingthorpe. At Skellingthorpe we turn right on a path through houses, left along Lower Church Road and straight on past the churchyard and out of the village on Woodbank. At Occupation Lane the path continues through a garden (if in doubt aim for the far right corner) then continues (still well cut and easy to follow) across fields and past a small lake....

Hugh Hudson

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Passes by farmland, woods, park, lake, .. The gpx is excellent....

Jon

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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....

Hugh Hudson

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Rampton—Saxilby

cowboycoder added Ramsax two, a new walk from Rampton to Saxilby

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Sutton on Trent—Saxilby

Hugh Hudson added Sutsax two, a new walk from Sutton on Trent to Saxilby

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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....

jbeckton

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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....

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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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Saxilby—North Hykeham

hovel40a added Saxnor one, a new walk from Saxilby to North Hykeham

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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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Rampton—Saxilby

Slow Ways added Ramsax one, a new walk from Rampton to Saxilby

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Saxilby—Hemswell Cliff

Slow Ways added Saxhem one, a new walk from Saxilby to Hemswell Cliff

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Saxilby—Lincoln

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

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Saxilby, Sat 24 February

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Saxilby’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SK8919475314

Lat / Lon

53.26735° / -0.66413°

Easting / Northing

489,194E / 375,314N

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