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Croxton Plantation walking route

Croxton Plantation walking route

Distance

3.3 miles

Start

Wide verge on Race Lane, Entering Melton Ross from Brigg, take the first road left signed Burnham, ignore left turn onto Middlegate Lane, go ahead over A180. Immediately after a wood on the right there are wide verges near a gas pumping station, careful parking on the verge. Grid Reference 064136

Route

1.Facing downhill, turn left along a marked bridleway, passing the wood on the right, leading uphill then to another wood.

2.Bear left here past the wood (Croxton Plantation) along a grassy bridleway.

3.At a signed T junction, turn right along a grit lane downhill past another wood on the left (ignore the opening on the left), continue uphill.

4.Opposite a hedgeline on the right, turn left onto a grassy bridleway with a hedgeline to your right.

5.At a T junction turn left following the hedgeline on your left round a corner ( hedge still on your left) 

6.Turn left through the hedge onto a corner of a chalky farm lane, bear left towards Long Close Plantation.

7.Turn left along the farm lane, continue ahead to point three, then ahead again back to point two and follow the outward route to the start. 

Terrain

An undulating route on the Lincolnshire Wolds. The start adjoins the Viking Way. The grassy bridleway between points one and two first slopes down and then up. Level grassy bridleway is followed to point three. A grit farm lane leads downhill then up to point four. Fairly level grassy bridleways are followed to point six. Here a farm Lane leads slightly downhill through the Plantation at point seven then remains fairly level back to point three, where you return on the outward route. Slopes are gentle throughout. After heavy rain puddles will accumulate in the dips.

Times

Between an hour and three quarters and two hours.      

Refreshments

Stables farm Shop and Tea room at hall Farm, Melton Ross. Tel 01652 680844  

There are other food outlets at nearby Barnetby and Wrawby.

Toilets

None

Maps

OS Explorer 281 Ancholme Valley. Please be aware that some of these bridleways are new and not yet marked on the OS Map. 

You can also download a PDF version of the route below:

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