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Flixborough west walking route

Flixborough west walking route


Three miles.


Flixborough Inn car park. From Scunthorpe, take the B1430 road towards Burton,

turning off at the Flixborough sign. The Inn is situated at the end of the High Street.

Please park at the north side of the Inn to leave room for regular patrons,


1. Leave the car park at its southern side, turning right down Stather Road, following the road as it bends left downhill.

2. Go through the way marked kissing gate, following a winding path downhill.

3. Go through a kissing gate, carefully cross the mineral railway line through another kissing gate to follow an obvious downhill.

4. Go through another kissing gate, following the path gently downhill to a junction with a track.

5. Turn right and almost immediately left onto and down a road.

6. At the first road junction, turn right, follow the road across a road junction with an individual complex on your left. Pass under the railway bridge, continue along the lane, ignoring the first path on the right. 

7. Turn right at a finger post opposite the farm road to Flixborough Grange following a steeply rising path through the woods.

8. The path veers right onto the road, continue right along the road which descends towards the village.

9. Immediately before the first houses on the right, follow a way marked path down the left hand side of the field, crossing two stiles and through a gate into the lane you used earlier.

10. Turn left along this outward route back under the railway bridge. 

11. Take the first road on the left, walking steadily uphill.

12. At the road junction keep left, following the road uphill back to the inn.


A taxing walk, first going downhill on pavements, grass path and a road to point six (care needs to be taken crossing the mineral railway).

A fairly level tarmac lane is followed to point seven. A steep woodland path goes up to point eight. Walk along the roadside downhill to point nine, then follow a field headland path downwards to the lane at point 10.

The level lane leads to point 11 and the roadside is followed uphill to the finish. It is possible to step on the average on this section except when crossing the railway bridge; take care here.


Allow one and a half hours to complete the walk.


The Flixborough Inn 01724 863082

The Inn serves a selection of hot food and sandwiches at very reasonable prices.


The Inn for patrons during opening hours.


OS Explorer 280 Isle of Axholme.

OS Explorer 291 Goole and Gilberdyke.

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