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Whitton walking route

Whitton walking route

Distance

2.3 miles

Start

The most northerly settlement in North Lincolnshire. From the a1077 Winterton to Barton section follow signs through West Halton to Whitton: approach via, Burton upon Stather and Alkborough. The walk starts at the junction of Main Street and Church Hill. Park carefully on Main Street.

Route

1. Look for a gate with stile on the opposite side of the road from the church and enter a side track initially crossing a pasture and then with wonderful views of the confluence of the Rivers Trent, Ouse and Humber.

 

2. Look for a path rising to the left of a bush with a waymarked sign and follow this path along the hillside with the main track sloping down on the right towards the river bank.

 

3. As you reach a wood the path slopes up to a stile and finger post with a seat nearby to admire the view. Cross the stile and go straight ahead between fields.

 

4. At a finger post turn left onto a wide track.

 

5. Cross the road, following Ings Lane.

 

6. A finger post on your left indicates the way going sharply back left diagonally across the field to a stile.

 

7. Cross the stile aiming diagonally left again to a gateway with stiles and then turn left into a lane.

 

8. Look for a gateway on the right with a view of the church and go through, following a fence on the left which leads into an enclosed path.

 

9. The path emerges out of Post Office Lane at a telephone box. Turn right here walking down the road.

 

10. Where the road bends right go straight along a footpath to the right of the church.

 

11. At the road turn left up Church Hill and back to the start.

Terrain

At point two the footpath is slanting and rises slightly to point three, care should be taken here underfoot, thereafter the path descending slightly on good paths and tracks to Ings Lane.

 

Two fields are crossed at points six and seven with stiles on the way.

Time

Allow one to one-and-a-half hours at a leisurely pace and to take in the views.

Refreshments Flixborough Inn Tel: 01724 863082 or pubs in Winterton
Toilets None
Maps

O S Explorer 281 Ancholme Valley

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

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