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Elsham and Middlegate Road walking route

Elsham and Middlegate Road walking route

Distance

2.1 Miles

Start

Elsham Village Hall, Chapel Lane, Elsham.  If coming in from Wrawby follow the B1206. Turn right at the Elsham sign and as you enter the village, Chapel Lane is the first road on your left.

If coming in from the M180 Junction 5 cross the main crossroads and Chapel Lane is the next on the right. DN20 0RH

Route

1. Leave the hall returning to the main road and turn right towards Worlaby.

2. Turn right into a waymarked path. Turn left into Church Street and walk up a slightly rising road. Just after a blur conifer turn left up a waymarked path with All Saints Church on your right.

3. The path meets the road at a three-way junction, Front Street on your right, Vicarage Lane ahead but we follow the road to the left. This is uphill walking with no doubt many stops for resting.

4. Take the right hand road, still rising but more gently now and then , you come out from between disused quarries onto the top. Traffic can be seen and heard on the A15 to the left after you round the bend.

5. Ignore the first right turn (this is Vicarage Lane). Take the second turn to the right walking steadily down hill.

6. Just after the road bends to the left take the right hand road at this junction. Walk steadily downhill, cross the crossroads keeping the same direction and take the first road on the right (Chapel Lane) back to the start.

Terrain

This is a hilly walk, mostly on quiet country roads with two short sections on good paths. Between points two and four the incline is slight. Between points five and six this is tough. Between points six and seven it is fairly flat. From points seven to eight and beyond it is steady downhill walking.

Time

Between one hour and one and a half hours at a steady pace.

Refreshments

There are one or two pubs in Wrawby but nothing in Elsham.

Maps

OS Explorer 281 The Ancholme Valley.

Toilets

None

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