InterConnect Bus Walk 2 - Nettleton - Market Rasen

  • Distance 0.00 Miles
  • Elevation 0.00FT
  • Duration 3.5 to 4.5 hours approx

The InterConnect 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. Explore the stunning scenery, discover wildlife havens or simply enjoy a picnic in a picturesque spot.

  • Distance: 7.75 miles (12.5km)
  • Time: approx. 3.5 to 4.5 hours
  • Terrain: Along footpaths, bridleways and byway which can be muddy at times. Roadside walking, including crossing the A46. Part of the route by kind permission of the landowners.
  • Toilets: The Salutation Inn - for use of patrons only. Please take off your muddy boots before walking through the lounge. Also public toilets in John Street, Market Rasen. From the Market Place, take the shortcut signposted to the Post Office.
  • Stiles: A few. Some are stock proof and therefore may be difficult for some dogs.
  • Bus Route: InterConnect 53.
Step by step instructions
  1. Let's set off!
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    Alight from the bus at Holton Road next to the garage and walk north on the tarmac footway until you see the wooden fingerpost on the opposite side of the A46 - cross the road with care and follow the footpath diagonally right across the field, with Nettleton Hill on your left.

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    At the hedge, turn left onto the track then right onto a grass headland before the old farm buildings. Follow the track as it bends left, right then again, keeping the hedge on your left.

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    Follow the path as it turns left over a footbridge, and continue round the fields to cross a tarmac track, continuing through the metal gate and field, keeping the hedge and house on your right.

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    Turn left then right, down some steps and a footbridge to follow the grass path, with the hedge on your left. Cross another bridge to emerge into open fields. Cross straight ahead over two fields, to join a junction of paths.

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    Continue ahead, with the hedge on your left, and then woodland on your right to cross the tarmac farm track and continue along to emerge on Pelham Road.

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    Turn left and follow the road with care, continuing along St Mary's Lane and past the church to cross Claxby Park, access by kind permission of the landowner; to emerge onto Park Road. Continue south along Park Road until you cross Washdyke Bridge.

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    Ignore the public bridleway on your left and continue to the public footpath at the next bend in the road. Take this path left into an open field and bear right diagonally across the field walking towards the line of oak trees. At the trees, turn left, walking with the railway track on your right, and continue to Gipsy Lane.

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    Carefully cross the railway and take the public byway on your left, through the woodland with the railway on your left. At Nova Scotia Bridge, cross the railway and take the path on your right, with the railway on your right.

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    At the edge of the woodland, turn right to carefully cross the railway, and follow the grass track ahead, then to the left along field edges and over the bridge. Carefully cross the railway again and turn right to follow the track to Gatehouse Lane and onwards to Walesby Road.

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    Continue to the right, following the road into Market Rasen, turning right into Waterloo Street and under the railway line, to turn right into Church Street. At the end, carefully cross Caistor Road to walk up some steps to the left of St Thomas' Church. Follow the path to the church door and turn left to emerge into the cobbled market place, the centre of Market Rasen.

  12. You made it! Well done.