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Haxey Graiselound walking route

Haxey Graiselound walking route

Distance

3.2 miles

Start

Haxey Church, High Street, Haxey. At the end of a triangular green before the church, a lane leads to a church car park – please do not park in the lane.     

Route

1. Turn left uphill, past the church and immediately left down a lane.

2. Bend left, keeping the garages on your left following the path gently downslope with bottoms of gardens on your left.

3. At the path junction, turn right downslope going through a tunnel (Ted Coopers Trod) under the old railway.

4. After the tunnel, turn left onto a track and in a few yards right onto a way marked path crossing fields via two kissing gates, a gap in the hedge, a wooden footbridge and then diagonally left across the last field towards a tall tree in the corner crossing a ditch bridge to a road.

5. Cross the A161 road, bearing right along the pavement to a crossroads.

6. Turn left into Main Street.

7. Take the first road on the left (Graizelound Fields Road) and follow the road to its first junction.

8. Turn left along the A161 crossing at a children’s dinosaur crossing point.

9. Continue along Low Street to the junction with Lowcroft Avenue.

10. Turn right into the avenue, proceeding to the end.

11. Turn left onto a path, before crossing a bridge, turn right and down steps into the disused railway cutting and turn right.

12. At the end go up the ramp, cross the road turning left and continue ahead ignoring side roads. 

13. At a raised green junction bend right crossing High Street and follow the road slightly uphill back to the church.

 

 To shorten the walk to 2.75 miles - from point 10, continue up Low Street and High Street back to the church.

Terrain

The route slopes gently downhill along good paths to point four, then levels out to point five, the road must be crossed here as the pavement is on the other side. The route is then level to point nine.

Pavement peters out on Graizelound Fields Road, which is quiet and is regained towards point eight and followed crossing the A161 at a children’s dinosaur crossing. Pavement is followed again rising slowly up Lowcroft Avenue.

Steep wooden steps lead down into the cutting and a ramp rises up to the road at the end. The road needs to be crossed and pavement followed to the High Street. A last road crossing is made and a gentle rise leads to the end. 

Time

Allow one and a half hours.

Refreshments

The Duke William Hotel on the High Street is popular  01427 752210.    

Toilets

At the junction of Low Street and Vinehall Road near the library.

Maps

OS Explorer 280 Isle of Axholme.

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

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