Gateway Walks - A Route with a View - Market Rasen - Short Walk

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  • Duration 3 hours approx

A circular walk of 6 ½ miles from Market Rasen going through Walesby village.

Starting form Market Rasen going to Walesby. This walk is mainly along roads and quiet lanes with the chance to explore All Saints’ Church, Walesby, affectionately known as the Ramblers’ Church as well as offering dramatic views across Lincolnshire.

  • Distance: 6 ½ miles, 10 ½ km.
  • Time: Approx. 3 hours at a leisurely pace.
  • Parking: Car park in John Street, Market Rasen – Grid ref: TF 106 890 Postcode LN8 3HH
  • Terrain: Good footpaths and bridleways which can be very muddy at times.Some verge walking.One steep decent and ascent.
  • Toilets: John Street, Market Rasen
  • Stiles: Some. Many are stock proof and therefore maybe difficult for some dogs.

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Step by step instructions
  1. Let's set off!
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    Start in the car park in John Street, Market Rasen.Leave the car park by the John Street entrance and turn right.

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    At the end, cross the main road into the Market Place.Go into the churchyard and follow the path to the left.Turn right at the road and then first left inti Church Street. At the T-junction, turn left and continue to the end.

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    Turn left inti Walesby Road.

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    Stay on this side of the road, and then turn left into Walesby Road (which later becomes Rasen Road).

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    Carry on straight on to Walesby village. You pass Walesby Tea Rooms on the left.

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    The Ramblers’ Church comes into view on the horizon. Pass St Mary’s Church and at the corner go straight on up the track to the old church.

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    At the church, the path goes through the gates into the churchyard.

    This is the well-known Rambles’ Church.Inside the church there are many faces watching you – see the carved faces on a pillar near the door – there are a few others elsewhere in the building.

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    Leave the churchyard though the gate opposite the church doorway and turn left. Follow the edge of the field towards a gate in the corner.

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    Cross a few fields following the Viking Way. Do take care, as parts of this path can be muddy.

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    Continue along the path to the right of some buildings, to the driveway of Risby Manor Farm.

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    Turn right onto the track.Cross the road and continue on the bridleway opposite.

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    Bear left through the farmyard.

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    At the main road, turn left. Where the road turns sharp left, turn right onto the footpath through the woods to return to Market Rasen.

  15. You made it! Well done.