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Messingham walking route

Messingham walking route

Distance

Two and a half miles.

Start

Memorial Field Sports Ground, Northfield Road, Messingham. From Scunthorpe, go along Messingham Road towards the motorway flyover (signposted ‘Gainsborough’) and drive over the motorway. 

At the mini roundabout go straight on, just a short distance. The sports ground is on the right, down the side of Dacefords warehouse (should be signposted ‘Sports Ground’).

Route

1. From the car park, head down the path towards the church. Turn left into the church grounds. Follow the path round to the front of the church and down to the gate. 

2. Head straight out of the gate (do not turn left) and head along the road (Church Street) bending to the left until you reach the junction with the High Street. 

3. Turn right onto the High Street. 

4. Cross the zebra crossing and turn left down Wendover Road, following it as it bends right, passing a mini roundabout, going straight on to the junction with Brigg Road. 

5. Turn left here. Walk up Brigg Road; it bends left, eventually reaching the junction with Kirton Road (B1400) on the right, and a public footpath on the left. 

6. Turn left and follow the 'public footpath' signpost, until you reach a junction of paths. 

7. Turn left, passing a house on the right, and continue down the track towards Messingham. 

8. The track merges with a road (Egton Ave). 

9. At the end of this road, turn right onto Kealholme Road. 

10. Kealholme Road ends in a cul-de-sac. Take the footpath on the left and veer right onto Russell Walk. 

11. At the end of this road, cross over and turn right heading towards Holme Lane. 

12. Turn left onto Holme Lane, continuing until you reach the mini roundabout. 

13. Turn left onto the main road. Walk just a short way, cross the road, and take the path to the left of Dacefords, back to the sports ground car park. 

Terrain

Most of the walk is on good paths, however there are some loose stones and there could be some muddy areas following wet weather. 

Care needs to be taken at point six, as you may need to step into the road a little. It is a busy road.

Time

Allow between an hour and an hour and a half to complete the walk at a leisurely pace.

Refreshments

The Horn Inn, High Street, Messingham 01724 761190.

There is also a sandwich and jacket potato shop, The Pantry, on the High Street, or there is a Co-op store.

Toilets

There are no public toilets. There are three pubs in Messingham which have facilities for patrons.

Maps

OS Explorer 280 Isle of Axholme, Scunthorpe and Gainsborough.

You can also download a PDF version of the route:

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