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Scotter walking route

Scotter walking route


2.1 miles.


Take the Scunthorpe to Gainsborough A159 to the village of Scotter. There is a large car park at the Village Hall which is on the Scotton Road on the left hand side. Other parking may be found on Riverside or at the main crossroads opposite the Ivy Lodge Hotel.


1. Turn right from the Village Hall car park to walk past the Primary School towards the village centre.

2. Immediately after the Library turn right down the lane signposted to St. Peters Church. Follow the path to the left of the church through the churchyard, up a short lane to the road and the village green. 

3. Cross the road towards the Sun and Anchor and turn right along the High Street. 

4. Turn right at the crossroads passing the Ivy Lodge Hotel on your right. 

5. Turn right just before the bridge along a path with the River Eau on your left. 

6. Turn left when you reach the road, cross the bridge and turn right immediately up Clay Lane. 

7. Ignore the estate road on your left (Cherry Tree Road) and walk along a green sunken way. 

8. As the path rises to open ground turn left on a good track to Kirton Road. 

9. Turn left back towards the village on wide roadside verges and where the main road bears left, go straight on along Gravel Pit Road. 

10. Turn left down Colins Walk and at the end of the cul-de-sac turn left down a path to Kirton Road. 

11. Turn right downhill, cross the bridge and walk uphill with the White Swan on your right, on reaching the beginning of the village green turn left back up the lane into the churchyard. 

12. Turn left on a well used gravel path to walk steeply downhill to the stile. Continue straight forward at the first path junction and left at the next path junction with the River Eau on your immediate left. 

13. Turn right up the embankment and to your left is the War Memorial Playing Field. Follow the left hand side and cross a practice football pitch to a metal barrier. Follow this short track and turn right to the car park.


Much of the walk is on pavements. Points seven to nine are on good wide paths. From 12 to the finish is an initially steep path through trees and scrub.


Allow between an hour and an hour and a half to complete the walk at a leisurely pace if looking at the eleventh century St. Peters Church and pausing at Riverside to see the ducks.


The Sun and Anchor, High Street, Scotter 01724 763444.

The Gamekeeper, High Street, Scotter 01724 762035.

There are other pubs and cafés located in the village.




OS Landranger 112 Scunthorpe and 113 Grimsby – each showing part of the walk. GR 103213. 

OS Explorer 280 Isle of Axholme.

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