Gateway Walks - From Cricket Fields to Green Lanes - Long Walk

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  • Duration 3 to 4 hours

A circular walk of 5 ½ miles from Market Rasen through Middle Rasen and back.

This walk starts from Market Rasen and heads towards Middle Rasen, with routes mainly along roads, bridleways and quite lanes.Lovely views of the Lincolnshire Wolds can be seen on these walks.

  • Distance: 5½ miles, 8½ km
  • Time: Approx 3 to 4 hours at a leisurely pace.
  • Parking: Car park in John Street, Market Rasen – Grid ref: TF 106 890 Post Code LN8 3HH
  • Terrain: Good footpaths, and bridleways which can be muddy at times. Some verge walking.All on ground level.
  • Toilets: John Street, Market Rasen
  • Stiles: Numerous. Many are stock proof and therefore may be difficult for some dogs.

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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    Leave the car park by the John Street entrance and turn right.At the end, cross the main road into the Market Place. Go into the churchyard and follow the path to the left of the church until you reach the road.

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    Turn left, past the Festival Hall car park, over the bridge and left again down Rase Lane.

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    Enter the sports ground and turn left. Follow the path around the edge of the field then on to the back of the industrial estate, always keeping the stream on your left.

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    Turn right at the fence alongside the fenced compound. Cross the road and continue straight across to the main road, Gallamore Lane, emerging to the left of the ambulance Station.

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    Turn left along Gallamore Lane, keeping tot the grass verge, before carefully crossing over.

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    After the left-handed bend, turn right along the footpath sigh posted Beck House. At Low Grange Farm, follow the path round the barn to the right and continue straight on.

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    Turn left into Low Lane then immediately right at the waymarker. Cross the stream using the footbridge the stile at the end of the field. Continue following the footpath across the fields and over the stile until you reach Skinners Lane.

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    Turn left on to Skinners Lane and continue along the bridleway, ignoring the road as it turns left at Prospect Farm.

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    Ignore the path on the left and carry straight on along the bridleway to the corner and turn left. Keep straight on until you come to T junction. Turn left and walk on the road toward the church.

    If you wish to visit West Rasen and its medieval packhorse bridge and 300 year old thatched village shop, there is a footpath beside the River Rase.To find this footpath, turn right.Almost straight away you come to a bridge over the little river.Take the footpath that goes off to the right beside the river.Follow along the river bank to West Rasen and return along the same path.This will add 3 miles or 5km to your walk.

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    Turn right opposite the church, following Church Street round to the left and turning right at the next junction. This brings you to the crossroads on the main road where you need to take care in crossing before going straight ahead into Mill Lane. Keep to the grass verge as you walk gently uphill along Mill Lane, passing the ruined mill on the left.

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    Turn left at the waymarker, just before brick farm buildings into Green Lane.

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    The track bends to the left before emerging via South Lane onto the A631. Cross the main road, turn right and return to Market Rasen.

  14. You made it! Well done.