Wolds Walks - Lost Churches and a Battlefield

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  • Duration 2 - 2.5 hours

A circular walk of 3 ½ miles (5 ½ km) from Winceby, through Hameringham and Asgarby

This walk at the southern edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds offers some fine hilltop views and takes in the scene of the Civil War Battle of Winceby, and the hamlets of Winceby, Hameringam and Asgarby. There has been human settlement in this area since prehistoric times, and the marks that generations of people have left upon the landscape are still visible today.

An information board in the lay-by on the B1195 to the north-west of Winceby village describes the Battle of Winceby.

  • Distance: 3 ½ miles (5 ½ km)
  • Time: Approx. 2-2 ½ hours at a leisurely pace
  • Maps: OS Explorer 273
  • Parking: Usually available at Snipe Dales Nature Reserve car park (the west car park) by permission of Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. Please note that the car park may occasionally be closed.
  • Terrain: Along paths and tracks across open farmland and quiet country lanes. Paths can be muddy at times. Stout shoes or boots are recommended.
  • Toilets: Public toilets at Snipe Dales Country Park car park.
  • Stiles: A few. Some are stock proof and therefore may be difficult for dogs.

The route is waymarked with a crossed swords symbol.

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!
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    Start the walk at Snipe Dales Nature Reserve car park. Begin by walking down the track to the nature reserve entrance. At this point you are standing in the churchyard of St Margaret’s Church, Winceby.

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    Return to the car park, carefully cross the B1195 and take the footpath through the small wood. Carry on down the field edge. Turn right at the bottom of the field and continue until you reach the stile.

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    Cross the stile and head diagonally across the field towards Hameringham, aiming for the farm on the brow of the hill. Continue until you reach the lane.

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    Go straight across the lane and take the path to the right of the farm. Carry on down the slope until the path joins with another at right angles.

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    Turn to the left and head up the hill to Hameringham. After about 150 metres the path crosses a small paddock on the right and takes you into All Saints Churchyard.

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    Leave the churchyard by the front gate and turn left. Follow the lane with care through the village until you reach the T-junction.

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    At the T-junction turn left and after a short distance take the signposted track on the right. The track leads downhill before eventually crossing a dike and climbing towards Asgarby. Continue towards the village keeping the field boundaries on your right. When you reach the lake, pass to the right of it and head towards the copse at the top of the hill. At the edge of the copse cross the stile to the right of the lychgate to enter another lost churchyard.

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    Follow the path through the churchyard and leave it via the stile at the far side. Continue past the derelict farmhouse on your right. Keep to the footpath as it enters the grounds of a modern house and then follows the driveway to reach the Winceby to Old Bolingbroke Lane.

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    Turn left and follow this quiet lane back towards Winceby. Rejoin the B1195 near Winceby House, cross the road with care, turn left and walk along the wide verge back to the car park.

  11. You made it! Well done.