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Barnetby-le-Wold walking route

Barnetby-le-Wold walking route


2.6 miles


Just south of Barnetby Railway Bridge – roadside parking. From the M180 Junction 5 take the A18 turning right towards Brigg and almost immediately left to Barnetby. Take the main road running downhill and park on the roadside just after the railway bridge. DN38 6JD.


1.  Take the lane which appears to be for a small business and at the end enter a narrow waymarked path alongside the railway.

2.  Go up a short slope and through a Kissing Gate and keep parallel to the hedge on your left.

3.  At the end of a field aim to the left of a horse shelter, there is a  kissing  gate. Go through the gate along a short bush lined path to the road and turn right. The road ascends gradually and after about 50 metres the verges are wide. Ignore the first track on the right just after an old quarry.

4. Shortly after passing Mill Farm on your left take the next way marked path on your right.

5.  Cross the stile and bear diagonally left across a field towards a large tree.

6.  Cross a stile and pass a garage into a lane and walk to a road.

7.  Turn right and as the road bends to the right go straight on along a lane.

8.  Turn right, past the Methodist Chapel, walking along a quiet road.

9.  Turn left, then left down a waymarked lane to a track junction.

10.  Turn right past Low Farm onto the Viking Way.

11.  At the road turn left along a short winding estate road.

12.  Turn left and you can see the start point ahead of you.


From points one to two the path can be muddy. From points two to three you walk up and over a hill. Points three to four is a steadily rising hill. Points four to seven is a steadily descending path mostly over pasture. Between points seven and eight is a one road crossing. Points eight to nine are pavements. Points nine to 11 is a flat wide track. Points 11 to 12 are on pavements.


Between one hour and one-and-a-half hours at a leisurely pace taking in the views.


There is a fish and chip shop.




OS Explorer 281 Ancholme Valley.

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