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- 2 hours 45 mins approx.
This walk goes through the small villages of Stainfield and Apley as well as through areas of new tree planting and the mature woodland of Hardy Gang Wood, one of the nationally important Bardney Limewoods.
The walk uses quiet roads, field paths and woodland paths. It may be muddy in places if wet, especially through the woodland. You may encounter stiles on this walk.
The Lincolnshire Limewoods is an area between Wragby, Bardney and Woodhall Spa. It is a fantastic place to explore with ancient woodland, medieval religious ruins and a wealth of wildlife.
This walk leaflet is one in a series where you can experience all this! The Lincolnshire Limewoods are the most important examples of small-leaved lime woodland remaining in Britain and several have been collectively designated as the Bardney Limewoods National Nature Reserve. The woods provide a range of habitats for a variety of wildlife.
Keep your eyes open – you never know what you might see!
The walks start from the small village of Stainfield where there was once a medieval village and priory. The Hardy Gang Wood walk passes close by the remains of Barlings Abbey before going through a woodland and across arable farmland to the village of Apley, again the site of a medieval settlement. As well as going through mature woodland the walk also passes through several areas of recently planted native woodland.
Distance: 5.5 miles (8.75km)
- Time: Approx 2 hours 45 minutes at a leisurely pace.
- Parking: Village Hall (as above), by kind permission of the Village Hall Trustees.
- Terrain: this walks uses quiet roads, field paths and woodland paths. The walks are level but may be uneven and muddy in places especially through the woodland. You may encounter stiles on this walk.
Lincolnshire County Council make occasional changes to these walks or information to the leaflet. For up to date information visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/coast-countryside/walks-lincolnshire.