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Walking routes

Explore North East Lincolnshire by making the most of our series of walking routes. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and many attractions whilst keeping active.

Rating – Steady
Distance – 2.5 miles (4km)

Accessible by Public Transport.

Suitable for walkers with dogs.

Refreshments are available along the route.

This is an ideal walk if you work on the Europarc business park and fancy getting out from behind your desk at lunchtime or after work.

The walk meanders between the plethora of industries along the Humber bank with a half way stop on the Seawall where you’ll be able to see many of the industries which thrive in the local area along with the wildlife that lives alongside them.

The route

  1. Starting at Genesis Way follow the grassy path alongside the Innovation Centre
  2. Turn left to follow the direction of the waymarker alongside the drain
  3. Turn right and cross over the footbridge and through a gate then take care crossing the pipe line and railway line before passing through another gate and on towards the road
  4. Take care crossing the road and continue straight ahead to a footbridge
  5. Cross the footbridge and continue straight ahead across an arable field
  6. Turn right following the direction of the waymarker along the drain side
  7. Follow the waymarkers turning left over the drain and then immediately right along the stone track
  8. At the 3 way signpost turn left along the tarmac road towards the seawall
  9. Take time out to enjoy the views across the River Humber before returning back along the tarmac road
  10. On the return journey ignore the path on the right and continue straight ahead along the tarmac road
  11. Continue straight ahead along Woad Lane
  12. Turn right and continue along Laforey Road to the footbridge at the end of the road
  13. Cross over the footbridge and continue along Genesis Way to the start of the walk

Download the Beside the Seaside Route (PDF, 988KB) .

Rating – Challenging
Distance – 5.25 miles (8.5km)

Suitable for walkers with dogs.

Refreshments are available along the route.

This is a great walk to get out and discover the countryside right on your doorstep. The start of the walk is in the picturesque Bradley Woods, there is ample car parking and the site is easily accessible off Bradley Road.

The route

  1. From the car park continue along the road into the woods passing alongside the green metal gates
  2. At the playing area turn left along the bridleway and continue out of the woods along the field edge
  3. Ignore the path on the right and continue straight ahead
  4. Ignore the path on the left and continue straight ahead through the metal barrier
  5. As you cross the drain the path turns sharp right then immediately left. Ignore the path off to the right and follow the waymarker south to Barnoldby
  6. You may spot rare breed sheep at Glebe Farm
  7. Follow the track into the village passing the Obelisk and continuing straight ahead. Take care along the road to meet with the busy Main Road
  8. Turn right onto Main Road. Refreshments may be available at The Ship Inn public house
  9. Turn right at the Footpath sign post and follow the track north towards and through woodland
  10. On emerging from the woodland look out for the waymarker at the stone track indicating the path north across an arable field to a bridge
  11. Cross the bridge and follow the direction of the waymarker across the arable field
  12. At the junction with the stone track turn right following the direction of the waymarker alongside the golf course
  13. At the first 3 way signpost continue straight ahead taking care through the farm yard
  14. At the second 3 way signpost turn right along the tarmac road
  15. Ignore the path on the right and the left
  16. Look out for a path crossing the tarmac road with 2 way sign posts either side of the road. Turn right here and continue along the ditch side
  17. Cross the bridge and continue along the ditch side
  18. Turn right at the junction with the track and head towards the woods then turn left at the waymarker following the outer edge of the woods
  19. Turn right at the 3 way sign post into the woods and back to the start

Download the Bradley to Barnoldby Loop Route (PDF, 1MB) Leaflet .

Rating: Easy
Distance: 2.25 miles (3.5km)

Accessible by Public Transport.

Suitable for walkers with dogs.

Suitable for wheelchair users.

Within the Country Park there are a variety of walks to choose from, the easiest and most accessible is a stroll around the lake on the tarmac path. This route is idea for anyone looking to get a bit of light exercise or anyone with mobility impairments. Look out for the displays around the lake for more information about these walks.

The route

  1. Leave the car park by the southeast exit and head up the path towards the lake
  2. At the first junction take the path to your right
  3. Follow the path straight ahead towards the bridge
  4. Before crossing the narrow footbridge turn left and follow the track keeping the beck to your right hand side
  5. Turn left onto Grimsby Road
  6. At Martin Wragg Way turn left and re-enter the parkland, follow the path heading towards the lake
  7. In the small wooded area follow the path straight ahead
  8. At the circular blocked paved area turn right and head back towards the car park

Download the Cleethorpes Country Park Walk Route (PDF, 1MB) .

Rating – Steady
Distance – 4.5miles (7km)

Accessible by Public Transport.

Suitable for walkers with dogs.

Refreshments are available along the route.

Enjoy this walk along the seafront in Cleethorpes. The route begins at the Discovery Centre in the Boating Lake area and takes you along the beach and through Humberston Fitties, past Pleasure Island Theme park and the Meridian Lakeside arena.

The route

  1. Leave the Discovery Centre and take the path alongside the Boating Lake
  2. Take the right hand fork in the path away from the edge of the Boating Lake
  3. At the T junction turn left and follow the path passing the Tropical Butterfly Gardens
  4. Follow the path which bends to the right passing over a boardwalk to the Miniture Railway Station
  5. Pass by the Railway Station and continue along the path crossing Meridian Road
  6. Continue straight ahead at the roundabout towards Thorpe Park
  7. Ignore the road to the right and continue towards Thorpe Park
  8. Continue straight ahead at the roundabout
  9. Take care crossing the road to follow the footpath indicated by the signpost along the top of the drain bank
  10. Cross the bridge and follow the direction of the waymarkers between the chalets
  11. Continue following the waymarkers and signposts through the caravan park
  12. Cross over the bridge and turn left alongside the lake
  13. Cross the car park and pass through the sand dunes turning left along a sandy path
  14. Continue straight ahead along the tarmac path
  15. Just after the small chalets turn left along Meridian Road. Continue straight ahead back to the miniture Railway Station to enjoy the Folk and Cider Festival

Download the Cleethorpes Seafront Route (PDF, 1MB) .

Rating: Steady
Distance: 7.5miles (12km)

Accessible by Public Transport.

Refreshments are available along the route.

Walkers may encounter livestock along the route.

This historic walk takes you on a tour of four local Parish Churches in Waltham, Brigsley, Ashby-cum-Fenby and Barnoldby-le-Beck. Between them they have hundreds of years of history.

The route

  1. Leaving All Saints Church on High Street Waltham turn into Kirkgate and follow this to the junction with Cheapside.
  2. At Cheapside turn left and follow this for approx. 300m.
  3. Turn right at the signpost indicating a footpath alongside no. 58 Cheapside.
  4. Pass through two gates and continue along the field edge turning right at the waymarker indicating the footpath through the Windmill site.
  5. Continue through the site, taking care across the car park and along the entrance road and then turn left onto Brigsley Road
  6. Continue along Brigsley Road for approx. 500m then follow the direction of the signpost indicating a footpath along the rear of houses on Brigsley Road
  7. The path emerges onto Waltham Road. Turn left here along Waltham Road.
  8. At the bend in the road at the junction with Green Lane/Church Lane continue straight ahead along Church Lane.
  9. At the junction with Waithe Lane turn right and follow this for approx. 80m to a signpost on your left side.
  10. Turn left at the signpost indicating the footpath through the metal gate and along an enclosed tarmac path..
  11. Cross the bridge and immediately turn left. DO NOT PASS THROUGH THE KISSING GATE. Follow the waymarkers across arable land to another bridge.
  12. Cross the bridge and continue straight ahead along a grassy track to a gate
  13. Pass through the gate and continue straight ahead along a stoney track.
  14. At the elevated metal tank at the bend in the track, follow the direction of the waymarker straight ahead along a grass track. DO NOT continue along the stone track which bends to the left.
  15. Continue to the end of the grass track to a bridge on your right side. Cross the bridge and continue across an arable field back towards Ashby. On re-joining the field edge turn left along the grass track towards the road.
  16. Turn right at the road and follow this through the village to the sharp bend in the road.
  17. Turn right at the sharp bend in the road along the access road to St. Peters Church.
  18. Leave the Church and head back to the road and turn right. Continue to a signpost on your right side.
  19. Turn right at the signpost indicating the footpath along the edge of a cattle field. (NB if you do not want to walk amongst the cattle continue along Ashby Lane turning right at the T junction taking care along the busy road).
  20. After approx. 200m look out for a waymarker indicating the footpath across the field. Follow the direction of the waymarker across the field to a gate at the roadside.
  21. Pass through the kissing gate and turn right taking care along the verge to the Ice Cream Shop
  22. Turn left at the Ice Cream Shop following the direction of the footpath signpost through a stable yard. Pass through several gates along an enclosed path and along the edge of woodland.
  23. On emerging from the woodland continue straight ahead along the field edge
  24. Follow the direction of the waymarkers turning right then left along the field edge and on into woodland.
  25. On emerging from the woodland follow the direction of the signpost along the fence line. Continue through two kissing gates to emerge onto Main Road Barnoldby
  26. At Main Road take care crossing the road and turn down Church Lane to St Helens Church
  27. Turn left out of the Church yard along Church Lane and follow the road bending to the right along Chapel Lane.
  28. Turn left down Old Main Road and follow this to the junction with Main Road
  29. Turn left at Main Road and follow the footway alongside the road back to Waltham
  30. Take care as you cross the road at the mini roundabout continuing straight ahead along Barnoldby Road. Cross another mini roundabout and continue on to the junction with High Street.
  31. Turn left along High Street and back to the start.

Download the Four Churches Route (PDF, 1MB) .

Rating: Challenging
Distance: 5 miles (8km)

Accessible by Public Transport.

Walkers may encounter livestock along this route.

Refreshments are available along this route.

This walk takes in two local villages, each with their own history. Healing’s Grade II listed parish church originates in the 13th Century and is dedicated to St Peter and St Paul, also just outside the modern village is Healing Manor, a former Manor House that is now a hotel and restaurant, be sure to pop in for a drink on your way back.

This walk takes you across the extensive network of local footpaths and bridleways to the neighbouring village of Stallingborough. The ancient village of Stalinburg is recorded in the Doomsday Book and earthworks showing its location are still visible outside the boundary of the current village to the west of church.

For walkers wanting to take things a bit easier you can catch the train back to Healing from the station in the middle of the village.

The route

  1. Leave the car park and head back to Stallingborough Road
  2. At Stallingborough Road turn right
  3. After approx. 80m look out for a signpost indicating the footpath through woodlands
  4. Follow the well trodden route through the wood and across a grass field to some outbuildings
  5. At the outbuildings turn left following the waymarkers indicating the path towards open countryside
  6. Follow the waymarkers indicating the path across an arable field and along a field edge to Aylesby Lane
  7. Turn right onto Aylesby Lane and follow this to the very end where the path passes through a hedge line
  8. Pass through the hedge line and turn right along the field edge to a 3 way sign post at a bridge
  9. Turn right at the 3 way signpost indicating a footpath over the bridge and across an arable field towards woodland
  10. Take the path across the field to the edge of a wood and then follow the direction of the waymarkers along the field edge around the edge of the wood to a bridge and gate
  11. Cross the bridge and pass through the gate following the direction of the waymarkers across grazing land
  12. Follow the trodden route across the grazing land passing a 2 way signpost and continue to a gate and bridge
  13. Pass through the gate and cross the bridge following the direction of the waymarkers across grassland towards woodland
  14. Follow the well trodden route through the narrow woods emerging onto a field edge path
  15. Continue along the field edge path at the rear of properties and turn right at the end of the garden fence line through woodland to emerge onto Stallingborough Road
  16. Turn left at the road and after approx. 30m take care crossing the road and look out for the sign post indicating a footpath alongside 18a Stallingborough Road down a stone track
  17. Follow the stone track and turn left at the waymarkers indicating a path between wire fencing and a tall hedgerow. Please note, the path is quite narrow for a short distance
  18. Continue along this narrow path taking care when crossing Cornflower Close and Wisteria Drive and continue over a bridge to a second bridge beyond the housing development
  19. Cross the bridge and immediately turn right. Follow the field edge path for approx. 90m and then turn left at the waymarker post indicating the path towards Stallingborough. Continue along the grassy path which eventually changes to tarmac and emerges onto Ayscough Avenue at Stallingborough
  20. Continue straight ahead along Ayscough Avenue to the junction with Station Road and turn right here
  21. Continue along Station Road through the village and turn right onto Carr Lane. Follow the tarmac road which eventually changes to a grassy track
  22. Follow the waymarkers along the field edge path
  23. The path passes over a wide drain. Turn right here and continue along the path with a deep drain either side
  24. Cross over a big concrete bridge and turn immediately right to follow the field edge path towards Healing
  25. Cross over two more wooden bridges and follow the waymarkers indicating the path that eventually emerges onto Station Road
  26. Turn right here and take care crossing the railway line and continue along Station Road to the mini roundabout
  27. At the mini roundabout turn left along Low Road and continue to the junction with Stallingborough Road
  28. Turn right onto Stallingborough Road and take care crossing the road and continue back to the start at Healing Manor

Download the Healing and Stallingborough Route (PDF, 1MB) .

Rating: Steady
Distance: 2.25miles (3.5km)

Accessible by Public Transport (On Pelham Road).

Suitable for walkers with dogs.

Discover the countryside on your doorstep with the 2 ¼ mile wander to the north of Immingham. The route of this walk follows well established local footpaths and towards the end goes through Mayflower Woods. There are many more short walks through the woods if you have the time.

The route

  1. Leave the Church following Church Lane for a short distance then turn down Mill Lane
  2. At the sharp bend turn right following the direction of the footpath sign along a stoney track which eventually changesto a grassy field edge path
  3. Cross the bridge and continue straight ahead along the well trodden path
  4. At the big drain turn right following the direction of the waymarkers along the path with the drain on your left side
  5. Pass through a kissing gate and continue along the path along the drain side
  6. Pass through two more kissing gates close together and continue along the well trodden route through the woodland
  7. Cross the bridge and immediately turn left along the drain side
  8. Turn right along the edge of the trees across the golf course back to the car park
  9. Cross the car park and follow the path around the church back to the start

Download the Mayflower Woods Route (PDF, 1MB) .

Rating: Steady
Distance: 7miles (11km)

Accessible by Public Transport.

Suitable for walkers with dogs.

Refreshments are available along the route.

The start of the walk is in the village of Laceby in the thriving village square. The walk takes you through the village and out along the network of country footpaths around the area.

This walk provides many picturesque views of Laceby Beck and the foothills of the Wolds, it also takes you through Bradley Woods. Whilst this route is mostly away from roads it does cross the main A46 into Grimsby so please be careful when crossing the road and where possible use recognised crossing points.

The route

  1. Leave the village square along High Street passing the Church on your right hand side
  2. Take the second turning on your right along New Chapel Lane then the second turning on your left along Austin Garth
  3. Pass through a metal kissing gate and continue straight on along the edge of open grassland
  4. At the waymarker post take the right hand fork and follow the well trodden route to a foot bridge
  5. Cross the bridge and follow the direction of the waymarker diagonally across the grass field to a waymarker post
  6. At the waymarker post at the junction with a grass track turn right following the direction of the waymarker along the field edge
  7. Keep to the field edge path which takes a sharp turn right
  8. Pass by a pretty pond on your right hand side
  9. Follow the edge of Laceby Beck then turn right over the big iron bridge and follow the stone track
  10. Continue along the stone track turning sharp right then continue straight on to the road
  11. Take care crossing over the busy dual carriageway then turn left along the access road and right into Cottagers Plot
  12. At the end of Cottagers Plot turn left then right following the direction of the waymarker across the arable field
  13. Ignore the path on the left
  14. Ignore the path on your right
  15. Turn left following the direction of the waymarker along the outer edge of the woods
  16. At the 3 way sign post turn right into Bradley Woods and continue along the path to the playing area Half Way Point (approx.)
  17. Pass by the playing area and continue along the path to the edge of the woods
  18. From the edge of the woods continue straight ahead along the field edge
  19. Turn right at the waymarker along the stone track
  20. Follow the waymarkers turning right then left to follow the path across the arable field
  21. Cross over the bridge and turn right
  22. Turn left at the waymarker along the field edge
  23. Turn left at the tarmac road and continue to Manor Top Farm
  24. At the 3 way sign post turn left taking care as you pass through the farm yard
  25. At another 3 way sign post turn right and follow the road through the golf course
  26. Look out for Kingfishers patrolling Laceby Beck
  27. Ignore the path on your right
  28. At the 3 way signpost turn right along a grassy track
  29. Ignore the path on your left
  30. Ignore the paths to your right and left
  31. Take care crossing over the busy dual carriageway then turn right onto Caistor Road. Continue along Caistor Road to the start of the walk at the village square

Download the Laceby Circular Route (PDF, 1MB) .

The Wanderlust Way is a popular twenty mile circular walk starting and finishing at Bradley Woods to the West of Grimsby. Originally called the Bradley 20, the walk was renamed in 1990 to commemorate the life and work of James Neville Cole, founder of the Wanderlust Rambling Club .

The walk generally follows field edge paths, tracks and some minor roads through the Lincolnshire Wolds, which has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The walk is relatively easy and there are no significant hills or slopes, however the landscape is rises and falls, taking walkers through narrow lanes and across windy hilltops.

You can download the leaflet which offers a choice of walks from the full twenty mile circuit to smaller link routes of eight, nine, and ten miles.

The route

Find the route on the Wanderlust website.

Rating: Easy
Distance: 1 mile (1.5km)

Accessible by Public Transport.

Suitable for wheelchair users.

Refreshments are available along the route.

Weelsby Woods is a great place to go for a family walk, you have a choice of paths through the woodland area and there large open spaces to enjoy a game of football or lay out a picnic.

Rating: Challenging
Distance: 6miles (9.5km)

Walkers may encounter livestock along the route.

The Wold Newton circular is a true ramble in the countryside in the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), The Wolds provide views across the flat fens and salt marshes of Lindsey and Holland. On a clear day you’ll be able to see outstanding views of the country and coast from this walk.

Please note that there are no facilities along the route so please take a drink and a pack-up.

The route

  1. Head north from the Bridleway signpost opposite North Farm. Follow the path alongside a copse and across arable land to the edge of a pit
  2. Follow the waymarkers around the edge of the pit and across arable land turning left at the waymarker at the field edge
  3. Turn right at the stone track then left following the waymarkers
  4. Ignore the path on the left and continue straight ahead through the woods then turn right following the field edge
  5. Turn right at the 3 way sign post before reaching the A18 Barton Street
  6. Enjoy a rest at the bench and take in the sea views. Also spot the old horsedrawn waggons in the barn as you pass by
  7. Take care crossing the road then follow the direction of the bridleway sign across arable land to pick up the field edge path
  8. Turn left at the 3 way signpost then after approx. 100m turn right at another 3 way signpost Half Way Point (approx.)
  9. At the waymarker post ignore the path on the right and continue straight ahead along the field edge turning sharp left onto a stone track
  10. Look out for the waymarker post in the hedge line and turn right here
  11. At the woods turn right along the outer edge of the woods
  12. Pass through a gate and drop down the hill through a second gate then turn right keeping to the field edge
  13. Continue through two further gates before following the path through the woods
  14. At the road turn right and take care following the road into the village
  15. Turn left at the Footpath signpost into South Farm and take care following the path through the farmyard and onto a stone track
  16. Continue straight ahead where the stone track changes to a grassy path
  17. Pass through a wooden gate alongside the pretty Church and continue across grazing land
  18. At the 3 way sign post continue straight ahead
  19. Pass through another wooden gate and take care crossing the farmyard before passing through an iron gate onto the road and back to the start

Download the Wold Newton Circular Route (PDF, 1MB) .


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Email: prow@nelincs.gov.uk

Telephone: 01472 324500