Explore the fascinating Limewoods area on two wheels and you will experience the true nature of the area.
With a landscape of woods, arable fields and tiny rural villages it is a great place to discover. Views of Lincoln Cathedral remind you how close this quiet rural area is to the city.
Distance: 24 miles (38.5 km)
Terrain: Circular, mostly on quiet roads with an of road section (5 miles / 8km) on the surfaced Water Rail Way. This route is mostly level.
Road crossings: The route crosses the busy A158 twice at Langworth.
Toilets: Bardney Heritage Centre
Journey time @ 8mph: 3 hours approx plus breaks.
Cycle Hire: Bardney Heritage Centre, Station Road. Opening times: Thursday and Friday, 9.30am to 4pm. Sunday 10am to 4pm. Plus all bank holidays and every day during the summer holidays. To check opening times and bike availability call 01526 397299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The centre also has a tea room and information on local history.
Step by step instructions
Let's set off!
From the Heritage Centre turn right and cycle in to the village.
Turn left (signed Stainfield).
N.B take care.
Turn left (signed Stainfield) over the old railway bridge.
At the sharp left hand bend turn right (signed Stainfield).
N.B take care.
In Stainfield turn right (signed Kingthorpe).
At the T-junction with busy road turn left (signed Wragby).
N.B take care.
Turn left almost immediately (signed Apley).
Cycle through Apley.
At the T-junction turn right (signed Langworth).
At the T-junction with a busy road turn left (signed Lincoln) and then right (signed Stainton).
Alternatively dismount and use the central refuge to cross the road.
In Stainton turn left (signed Scothern).
At the T-junction turn left (signed Langworth).
N.B. level crossing
At the busy crossroads in Langworth carry straight on (signed Reepham).
Alternatively dismount and use the pedestrian crossing further along the road to your right.
Follow the road into Reepham.
At the T-junction in Reepham turn left (signed Fiskerton).
At the T-junction in Fiskerton turn left (signed Short Ferry).
Towards the end of the village turn right (signed National Cycle Network (NCN) route 1).
Cross the river and turn left to join the Water Rail Way to Bardney.
At the junction with the road in Bardney turn left to return to the starting point.
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