InterConnect Bus Walk 4 - Hagworthingham - Fulletby - Horncastle

  • Distance 0.00 Miles
  • Elevation 0.00FT
  • Duration 4-4.5 miles

The InterConnect Bus Walks provides a series of suggested walks across the Lincolnshire countryside. Bus stops are located at the start and finish of these walks, delivering you to some of the most beautiful spots Lincolnshire has to offer.

  • Distance: 8.5 miles (13.5 km)
  • Time: Approx. 4 - 4.5 hours at a leisurely pace
  • Maps: OS Landranger 122 and OS Explorer 273
  • Terrain: Good footpaths and bridleways. Can be very muddy at times. Some minor road and verge walking.
  • Refreshments: Cafes, pubs and shops in in Horncastle. A cafe and pub in Hagworthingham.
  • Toilets: St Lawrence Street, Horncastle
  • Stiles: Stiles and footbridges. Most stiles are easily crossed, however some are stock proof and therefore may be difficult for some dogs.
  • Other Info: Some of the route follows the Viking Way.
  • Bus Route: InterConnect 56

Step by step instructions
  1. Let's set off!
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    Alight from the bus at the bus stop and turn left to walk on the footway towards Horncastle. Continue out of the village, crossing the lane and follow the footpath bearing right across the field to cross the footbridge. Continue downslope to the fingerpost, through the hedge and turn right, following the path to the boardwalk. Turn right and follow the stream, crossing the footbridge, over the stile and boardwalk, emerging into the field. Cross the field corner by bearing left across the field to the footbridge in the hedge line.

  3. 2

    Cross the stream and turn left, walking uphill. Look out for the signpost and follow the path to the right as it heads towards the village of Ashby Puerorum. Cross the next field, heading towards the right of the copse, cross the stile to emerge with the church on your right. Why not explore St Andrew’s, this small church built of Spilsby Sandstone, known locally as greenstone.

  4. 3

    Turn left out through the farmyard to emerge onto the tarmac road. Continue along, pausing to read the interpretation board on your way out of the village, until you reach a road junction. Turn left and follow the road until you reach another junction. Turn left, then right at the fingerpost, leaving the road and joining the public bridleway. Continue straight ahead, passing over three fields and through metal gates to drop down to a footbridge.

  5. 4

    Cross the footbridge and continue straight ahead, with Hoe Hill on your right. Follow the path to the left and uphill, round the field edge and woodland to a footbridge, cross this and join the farm track, follow it left uphill to join the road. Turn right toward the village, interpretation panel and seat.

  6. 5

    Turn left onto High Street, Fulletby. If you want to visit St Andrew’s, the Victorian greenstone church with its display on Henry Winn, walk down Paradise Lane, then re-join High Street, via Winn Lane. Continue along High Street as you walk out of the village, towards West Ashby. As the road bends to the right, bear left along the No Through road, past the farm and keep on the Viking Way.

  7. 6

    Follow the route as it becomes a farm track, then a grass strip, and turn left, keeping the hedge on your right, then cross through the hedge and continue round the field edge to the right. Follow the waymarker left through the hedge and follow the grass strip straight ahead, then right and left, continuing to follow the Viking Way markers as it bends its way to join the Horncastle-Fulletby road.

  8. 7

    At the road turn right and walk towards Horncastle, crossing the River Waring. As you approach the town, take the footpath on the left and follow the path behind the houses to join the road. Turn left and follow Bowl Alley Lane, past the schools. At the junction cross over Stanhope Road and walk along The Becks, to join Linden Road and turn left. At the junction turn right on to Banks Street and continue to the Bullring. Cross carefully to walk straight ahead along High Street and into the Market Place and the bus stop.

  9. You made it! Well done.