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Haxey Turbary walking route

Haxey Turbary walking route


2.75 miles


Haxey Church. Take the A161 at junction 2 off the M180 following the signposts to Gainsborough. Pass through Belton, Low Burnham and Epworth then turn right to Haxey. Turn right at triangular about into Church Street and you will see the church ahead.

On the 399 bus route. Contact Traveline 0870 608 2608 for details of times and connections.


From the car park turn left uphill for a short distance and turn right into a tarmac lane. This soon bears left, but you turn right. The tarmac becomes a lane. Look for a way marked path on the left. Cross the stile and walk up a slight rise to another stile.    

Cross the stile, continuing in the same line uphill to a gap in the hedge - where you cross a third stile, once again following the same line.    

Go through a “gate” where you see farm buildings on your right and continue downhill on a good track to join Turbary Road. These fields sometimes contain rare breeds of sheep.      

Join the road, bearing left. This is a quiet lane and you will pass two farms on your left.    

Just after Skyers farm on your right, take a gravel lane on the left and as it bears right follow the waymarked headland path straight on. As you pass Haslams farm and it’s agricultural machinery join the lane rising steadily to join a track junction.    

There are several alternatives here, but turn left onto a good wide track and follow until a fingerpost is seen after about 50 metres on the right up the hill. Join this path, which leads up a shallow bush clad gulley. As you reach the brow of the hill, the water tower can be seen directly ahead.    

The track bears right to reach a lane, turn left here and follow the lane along the hill. Haxey church is seen ahead right. The road bears right joining the main road and you can see the church and car park.


Mostly good wide tracks or roads. Some mild gradients only.


OS explorer 280 Isle of Axholme.   


Duke William Hotel on the High Street 01427 752210.   

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