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Haxey, Upperthorpe, Westwoodside walking route

Haxey, Upperthorpe, Westwoodside walking route


2.6 miles


Haxey Church. There is a short road in front of the church where cars may be parked or indeed along the High Street. At weekends this area may be busy due to church functions. Take A161 at Junction 2 of the M180 following signposts to Gainsborough, passing through Belton, Epworth and Low Burnham before the sign on the right for Haxey can be seen. Follow this road until a junction with a raised triangular roundabout containing trees. Turn right and soon the church can be seen.

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


1. From the car park turn left and cross the road walking uphill for a short distance.

2. Turn right along a lane, which soon bears left climbing slightly walking on the road until the houses are reached when a footpath/pavement is followed descending now down Upperthorpe Hill.

3. At the lovely village pond turn left into Commonside and follow it to its end at a T-junction.

4. Turn right here and cross the road and proceed to a mini-roundabout.

5. The walk here turns left along Akeferry Road. However, if you wish to follow an interesting mile diversion, turn right across the road down a lane, take your first left and follow a path by the side of the playing field. This rejoins the route at point six. 

6. From Akeferry Road, turn left, past the school and village hall.

7. Cross the road and turn right down Sandbeds Lane, past Sandbeds Farm and then the track rises steadily terminating on the metalled Church Lane.

8. Turn right past the church to the car park.


The walk follows pavements and roads gently uphill to Upperthorpe and then more steeply downhill to the pond.

From points three to five this is roadside pavements with minimal gradient. If the main route is followed to point six this is roadside pavement.

If the diversion is followed, these are good level wide tracks. Sandbeds Lane is a good wide track that rises steadily back to the church.


OS Explorer 280 Isle of Axholme.


Allow between one hour and one and a half hours at a leisurely pace.


The Duke William Hotel on Haxey High Street does lunches every day except Mondays, call 01427 752210.


 There are no public toilets. Pubs may have their own facilities for patrons in opening times.

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