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

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  • Duration 4 to 5 hours

A circular walks of 9 ½ miles from Market Rasen going through Walesby village.

This walk starts form Market Rasen going to Walesby over a variety of terrain from woodlands to farm tracks in the Wolds. This route also allows the chance to explore All Saints’ Church, Walesby, affectionately known as the Ramblers’ Church as well as offering dramatic views across Lincolnshire.

  • Distance: 9 ½ miles (15km)
  • Time: Approx 4 to 5 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.

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 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 into Walesby Road.

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    Where the road curves to the right, turn left down the bridleway.

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    Cross the railway line and then follow the path, crossing the railway line again.

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    Follow the path through the woods before turning left to cross a brick railway bridge. Follow the track to the right.

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    At the end turn right over the level crossing.

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    Ignore the footpath on the left next to the crossing. Turn left down the bridleway towards Otby Moor Farm. Go through the farm and follow the bridleway until you reach the tarmac road and then turn right.

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    Where the roads turns sharp left, turn right down a lane marked ‘no through road’.

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    Turn left up the track before you reach Claxby House Farm.

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    Follow the track to the right, keeping the conifer trees on your left.

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    Continue through a field with the hedge on your right.

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    The Viking Way long distance footpath now joins and merges from the left. Bear right, and follow a track through a meadow and onto Moor Road, on the outskirts of Walesby Village. Turn right at the crossroads.At the ‘T’ junction, turn left.

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    At the corner take path to the church through the gateway straight ahead, under the trees.

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

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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

  23. You made it! Well done.