The Viking Way

The Viking Way is a 147 mile long-distance walking route that stretches from the Humber Bridge to Rutland, crossing through the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the historic city of Lincoln.

Named the Viking Way because the area it crosses was occupied by Norse invaders in the 9th century, which gave the region the name Danelaw, there have been many interesting remains discovered in the area. Even today you can still see the Norse influence in the names of the villages and towns, those ending with 'by' meaning 'village and 'thorp' meaning 'hamlet'.

The trail is classed as an easy hike, the terrain is mainly flat and even and is predominantly on quiet country lanes, wide tracks and footpaths going around and through fields.

The route is also broken down into a number of smaller sections and full directions are available here...