Hubbard’s Hills to Welsdale Bottom and Back

  • Distance 10.43 Miles
  • Elevation 171.36FT
  • Duration 1.5 Hours

A challenging ride to one of the areas highest points to enjoy panoramic views of the Wolds and beyond.

  • Overall distance: 11.1 miles
  • Terrain: Mainly country roads with 1 mile on bridleway (muddy at times)
  • Highest point: 150 metres above sea level
  • Lowest point: 35 metres above sea level
  • Journey time @ 8mph: 1 ½ hours plus breaks

Looking after the Wolds - The Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service works in partnership with the Lincolnshire Wolds Joint Advisory Committee and other groups and individuals to help protect, enhance and raise awareness of this nationally protected landscape. For more information about the Wolds, please visit the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB website.

Step by step instructions
  1. Let's set off!
  2. 1

    Stage 1: Hubbard’s Hills to Hallington Peak (1.5 miles and approx. 15 minutes)

    Start from the car park at the southern end of Hubbard’s Hills (TF 315 861), turn right from the car park, passing under Louth bypass bridge.

    1. Continue climbing away from Hubbard’s Hills towards Hallington.
    2. Taking care, make a right turn at Hallington fork.
    3. Continue up the hill to Hallington Peak.
    4. Stop at the highest point and have a well-earned rest! Look for the triangulation pillar behind the hedge line on the left. This was once part of a national grid which helped to accurately map the contours of Great Britain.
  3. 2

    Stage 2: Hallington Peak to Welsdale Bottom (3 miles and approx. 25 minutes)

    1. Continue along and enjoy glorious views of the Wolds on both sides of the road.
    2. As you pass houses on your right you’ll begin to climb towards the Bluestone Heath Road.
    3. Give way then continue straight across the Bluestone Heath Road.
    4. With views of Belmont Mast ahead, cycle steeply downhill to Welsdale Bottom.
    5. It’s a steep climb out of Welsdale Bottom, cycle out if you can, otherwise prepare to walk!
  4. 3

    Stage 3: Welsdale Bottom to Bluestone Heath Road (2.5 mile and approx. 20 minutes)

    1. Continue out of Welsdale Bottom until the road starts to level out, look out for a bridleway sign to your left.
    2. Turn left onto the grass bridleway (muddy at times) and continue on to meet a stone track.
    3. Enjoy the uninterrupted views to the west - can you see Lincoln Cathedral?
    4. Continue on the track with the radar dishes of RAF Stenigot to your left.
    5. Join the road and turn left, pass the radar mast, then stop at the crossroads.
  5. 4

    Stage 4: Bluestone Heath Road to Hubbard’s Hills (4.1 miles and approx. 30 minutes)

    1. Cross over the Bluestone Heath Road.
    2. Freewheel downhill for the next 2.5 miles (15-20 minutes) and enjoy the great views to the coast!
    3. After a short climb past the houses at Poke’s Hole you will arrive at Hallington.
    4. Follow the road as it bends to the left and uphill out of Hallington.
    5. Ignore the fork to the left and bear right up a short steep hill.
    6. Continue steadily downhill, under the bypass bridge and to Hubbard’s Hills, the end of the route.
  6. You made it! Well done.