Viking Way: Ludford to Donington

Distance: 7 miles
Terrain: some inclines
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map: Ordnance Survey Explorer 282 (Lincolnshire Wolds North)
My last walk: 2 Sep 2021

This is a linear route, which means that you will need to either walk the route and then retrace your steps (doubling the length of the walk) or arrange transport from one end to the other, or arrange to be dropped at one end and collected at the other. It includes the remains of two medieval villages and some beautiful countryside. The Viking Way is very well marked. I suggest parking at Ludford.

Out of Ludford, take Grisby Lane and then Wykeham Lane. Here you'll pass the first of the Medieval villages (site of), East Wykeham. There isn't much to see other than bumpy ground. There's a climb to 121 feet and a walk along the ridge.

After picking up the road once more, the second of the medieval villages is Biscathorpe, again bumpy ground. Here are some beautiful bridges and a little church. The Viking Way follows the River Bain and a lake which may have some swans, before arriving at Donington on Bain.

Some of this route is on road. Take the usual precautions and stay safe.

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Ordnance Survey Map::Explorer 282 Lincolnshire Wolds North

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