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Barnetby and the Viking Way walking route

Barnetby and the Viking Way walking route


2.4 miles


Just South of Barnetby Railway Bridge – roadside parking in Victoria Road. From the M180 Junction 5 take the A18 turning right towards Brigg and almost immediately left to Barnetby. Take the main ‘Kings Road’ downhill and park beyond the bridge in Victoria Road.


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 ‘Knab Hill’ over a stile and turn right at the path junction and take the path crossing the horse paddock, the path leading into a lane. 

3. The lane meets the road at right angled bend – go straight on along St. Barnabas Road. 

4. There the road forks bear left. 

5. At the next form bear right into Queens Road, this road bends left rising slightly. 

6. Turn right into South street, this soon bends to the right. 

7. At the road junction turn left into Marsh Lane. 

8. Turn right onto the Viking Way – a good wide track. 

9. As the track enters a small housing estate bear left onto the road. 

10. Turn left into Victoria Road passing a fish and chip shop with an unusual name “A Salt and Battery” – if you can and go back to the start.


From point one to two the path can be muddy when wet, there is short hill near point two. Between points two and three the path leads diagonally downhill initially over grass paddock then into lane. From point three to eight the surface is road and pavement. From point four to six the road is rising steadily. From point six to eight you are descending slightly. From point eight to nine is a good wide track. From point nine on you are on pavements.


Allow between an hour and an hour and a half to complete the walk at a leisurely pace.  


A Salt and Battery Fish and Chip shop. 

The Whistle and Flute opposite the train station. 

The Railway Inn is not open at lunchtime.




OS Explorer 281 Ancholme Valley

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