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Kirton Lindsey (south) walking route

Kirton Lindsey (south) walking route

Distance

2.2 miles.   

Start

The Market Place in Kirton. From Scunthorpe, enter the town and, after the main crossroads, take the next road on the right into the Market Place where there is a  small car park.

Route
  1. Take the Town Hall passage to the left of the Town hall and turn left into King Edward Street, which becomes Spa Hill.

  2. Turn left into Church Street; continue across the crossroads still along Church Street.

  3. Bear left into March Street.

  4. Turn right into St Andrews Street past the Baptist Chapel and the old Infants School.

  5. Just before St Andrews Church turn left along a tarmac path, keeping the church and graveyard on your right.

  6. Turn left into Wesley Street.

  7. Turn right into Wray Street.

  8. Turn left into Traingate and quickly right into East Cross Street, cross Dunstan Hill into a continuation of East Cross Street and take the enclosed path at the end of the street.

  9. The path emerges at a field, turn right, although the path merges into a lane, look for the path going up a steep hill to a stile, cross to see the reservoir.

  10. Keep the reservoir on your right, follow the path, which bends right round the water and leads down to a footbridge.

  11. Cross the footbridge and turn left with a ditch and hedge on your left, the path bends right at the end of the field and emerges at Grayingham Low Road.

  12. Turn right and later right again at the marked junction with Gainsborough Road.

  13. Follow the main road as it bends left past the Primary school; ignore right turns into Dunstan Hill, Traingate and Cornwall Street, continuing along Moat House Road.

  14. Turn right into St Andrews Street, continuing past the church and along past the Infants school and Baptist Church again to the road junction (point four)

  15. Turn right and then left up Wesley Hill.

  16. Cross Queen Street and go steeply up High Street and back into the Market Place.

Terrain

This walk is on a hill. Once you walk down Spa Hill you know you have to go uphill somewhere.

From point 14, the walk gradually ascends, steepening from point 16. 'Countryside paths' are followed from points nine to 12, otherwise good pavements are followed. There is a stile at point 10.

Time

 Allow between an hour and an hour and a half at a steady pace.   

Refreshments

There are several pubs that serve lunches.

Fair Gardens Plant Centre bistro 01652 640589.

Mount Pleasant Windmill Tearoom.

Toilets

Next to Town Hall in Market Square. Fair Gardens Plant Centre have facilities for customers.    

Maps

OS Explorer 281 Ancholme Valley.   

You can also download a PDF version of the route: