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Winteringham walking route

Winteringham walking route

Distance

Three miles.

Start

The starting point is the Bay Horse Inn in Winteringham village. Turn off the A1077 Scunthorpe to Barton road to Winteringham. Follow the main road through the village - The Bay Horse Inn is at the main crossroads.

Route

1. From the Bay Horse Inn, walk down Low Burgage and bear left into Waterside.

2. Next to the entrance to the Humber Yawl Club there is a footpath (signed) leading up a short bank. Follow this bank for a short distance (with reeds on your right) and the gates to the Yawl Club will be in front of you. Turn left and go over a stile which leads to a long straight embankment.

3. Follow the embankment for just over a mile and go over a gate and stile. The embankment now curves away from the river until a ramp on the left leads down to a lane. The signpost here tells us this is Booth Nooking Lane. Take this.

4. Near Marsh Farm the road improves and in a while the road bears left. To your right is Rotten Sykes Lane (a public footpath which leads to Whitton) We go straight on on a signed footpath alongside a dyke.

5. Where the path veers right, cross Haven Drain by a wooden bridge, and, near the church you will emerge into Meggitt Lane.

6. Turn right past the churchyard and follow the road, which eventually becomes West End.

7. Turn left at the Bay Horse Inn and back to your starting point.

Terrain

The area from point one to five is flat, there marks a steady slope up through point six and levelling out along West End.

From the bay Horse the road slopes gently down to the Haven. Between one and two is a quiet lane, two and three a good path along the embankment.

Between points three and four is a farm track which becomes metalled. Between four and five is a field edge path (quite muddy on wet days). Between six and seven there are quiet lanes and footpaths.    

Time

 Allow between an hour and an hour and a half to complete the walk at a leisurely pace. Views along the embankment down to the Humber Bridge or wildfowl on the mud flats may delay.    

Refreshments

The Bay Horse Inn is open nightly plus Saturday and Sunday Lunchtimes. To enquire ring 01724 732865.

Toilets

Bay Horse Inn.  

Maps

OS Landranger 112 Scunthorpe.

OS Explorer 281 Ancholme Valley.

You can also download a PDF version of the route: