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Site of the old Flixborough Inn, High Street, Flixborough, DN15 8RL.
From Scunthorpe take the B1430 Normanby Road towards Burton turning off onto Lodge Lane, at the Flixborough sign. Continue onto the High Street, the Flixborough Inn is on your right. Grid ref SE8715.
From the car park of the Flixborough Inn on High Street, take the Burton Road which bends right and initially drops downhill.
Take the first way marked left, following a stream downhill, go through a kissing gate downhill through a boggy patch to another kissing gate, go through this then almost immediately through a gate into a metalled lane.
Turn right along the lane, Burton Woods can be seen on your right.
Turn left down a metalled lane towards a farm – Flixborough Grange.
Turn left just before the farm buildings , passing the grange on your right, heading towards the distant industrial site.
At a way marked post, bear diagonally left across a field, cross a wooden bridge over the deep Burton and Flixborough drain: continue ahead to the right of a little stream.
At the lane turn right, go under the railway bridge and continue to Stather road.
Turn left, using the verge, uphill to the first left hand bend.
Turn right along a wide unsurfaced lane, and in a few yards left on a way marked path. Go ahead, through a kissing gate and uphill to the railway line.
Cross carefully and bear left uphill to cross the field, emerging through a kissing gate onto Stather road, continue uphill back to the Flixborough Inn.
The walk starts heading downhill along road and pavements,then on a pleasant footpath alongside a stream. The bottom section can be boggy when wet. A surfaced lane is followed on the level, then slightly downhill to Flixborough Grange. The track is then wide and level to point 6.
The farmer has left a wide cross field path to the footbridge. Our footpath follows a stream to the lane, this is good to Stather Road which can be busy, the verge here is good to walk on.
Paths onwards are in good order, gradually ascending. Care needs to be taken crossing the railway.
Allow between an hour and a half and an hour and 45 minutes to complete the walk at a leisurely pace.
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