Given difficulties over trains and school runs, we’ve postponed our Viking Way ramble and are now embarking on the 5.5 mile walk from Louth through South Elkington. This is one of the Lincolnshire Wolds ‘Gateway Walks’ – details here from the website linked to in the text…
A circular walk of 5.5 miles from the historic town of Louth, through South Elkington and surrounding countryside.
This is a delightful walk taking you high into the Wolds. There are fine views to the coast and back to Louth with St James’ Church spire visible for miles. Walking along tracks and paths, this really does give a flavour of hilly Lincolnshire.
- Distance: 5.5 miles (8.5 km).
- Time: Approx. 2-3 hours at a leisurely pace.
- Maps: OS Landranger 122 and OS Explorer 282.
- Parking: Numerous car parks throughout the town – please check for parking tariffs.
- Terrain: Mainly on good tracks and paths. Some sections may be muddy. Some roadside walking and crossing Louth bypass.
- Refreshments: Cafes and pubs in Louth. Shop and tea room in South Elkington.
- Toilets: Public toilets on Eastgate, behind the New Market Hall and at the Bus Station on Church Street.
- Stiles: A few. 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.
Gather at St James Church, Louth 9.45-10.00
Return to Grimsby after walk/coffee/pint – it’s a shorter walk than we’re used to so it shouldn’t be too demanding!