Lincolnshire Wolds

Best walks in Lincolnshire

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Lincolnshire is one of the largest counties in the UK, with over 2,500 square miles of rolling countryside and 50 miles of coastline from the Humber Estuary to the marshlands of the Wash. This means that there is also an extensive network of walking routes, paths and trails to be explored. 

Lincolnshire is an extremely picturesque county, full of varied landscapes, amazing wildlife and pretty towns imbued with history. Walking in Lincolnshire gives you the best chance to take in all the sites, from limestone cliffs to rolling hills, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the fantastic flora and fauna. We’ve compiled some of the best walks in Lincolnshire to get you out of your caravan and into the countryside around Haven. For those of you who will be taking your furry friend on holiday with you, we will also highlight some of the most popular dog walks Lincolnshire has to offer.

1. Country Park Trail, Snipe Dales 

Distance: 1.5 miles 

Difficulty: easy

There is a common misperception that Lincolnshire is flat, but a brief stroll in the rolling hills and scenic valleys of Snipe Dales Country Park tells a different story. This walk will reveal wonderful views out over the Lincolnshire Wolds.

The 45-minute trail begins at the Wardens’ office, a 21-mile drive inland from Haven Golden Sands Holiday Park or 17 miles from Haven Skegness Holiday Park. Here you’ll find toilets and the start of the greenway markers which will lead you through the woodlands of the Country Park. The route will take you past Joby's Point to the Central Flushes where natural silting has produced marshes called flushes which are rich in plants, insects, and birds.

True to its name, these dales are home to snipe that can sometimes be spotted in winter, though you may have more luck spotting sparrowhawk and great spotted woodpecker in the warmer months. Botanical enthusiasts can also look out for common spotted orchid, ragged robin and water avens during May and June.

2. Lincoln Cathedral and Arboretum walk 

2. Lincoln Cathedral and Arboretum walk 
Lincoln Cathedral: one of the country's finest

Distance: 2.5 miles  

Difficulty: easy

Lincoln City is roughly an hour’s drive from all three of our holiday parks in the county of Lincolnshire. The county town of Lincolnshire is perhaps most famous for its impressive gothic cathedral which was once the tallest building in mediaeval Europe. The cathedral is the focal point of the city and makes for a wonderful objective when walking as it can be seen from far away.

The cathedral is neighboured by Lincoln Arboretum, a grade II-listed garden that features lakes and bridges, children’s maze, two fountain features, a Victorian bandstand and tearoom. Don't visit Lincolnshire without taking a short walk through the ancient city centre, passing through both the arboretum and cathedral, as well as parks, gardens, and historic streets. 



3. Fossdyke Canal Trail

3. Fossdyke Canal Trail

Distance: 6 miles 

Difficulty: hard

The Fossdyke Canal Trail runs along a Roman built canal which joins the tidal River Trent to Lincoln's High Bridge. The canal was an important waterway leading west out of Lincoln and has been used to transport cargo for almost 2000 years, including the stone that was used to build Lincoln Cathedral.

You can walk or cycle along the trail which runs alongside the canal from Lincoln to Saxilby - around 6 miles, you’ll see many dog walkers along the way, enjoying the beautiful, rural surroundings. As you make your way out of Lincoln, make sure to visit the Pyewipe Inn for refreshments and Burton Waters, a wonderfully unique marina development. The flat landscape affords spectacular views of sunrise and sunset, so if you get the chance to walk at dawn or dusk, be sure to take it.

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4. Nettleton Top Walk 

DIstance: 5 miles

Difficulty: medium 

This circular route is around 5 miles long and follows a section of the Viking Way. The start point is the little village of Nettleton which lies just half an hour’s drive from our Cleethorpes Beach Holiday Park, surrounded by the serene countryside of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

After walking through the village you'll start to head into the Lincolnshire Wolds themselves. There isn't too much of an ascent, but you’ll still be in store for some remarkable and expansive views. It is a very dog friendly route, but you will walk through some cow fields so make sure to keep your four-legged friends on their leads. Refreshments await you at the end of the trail at Nettleton’s excellent Salutation Inn, a fine local country pub where you can unwind and reflect on a scenic walk.

5. Skegness to Gibraltar Point 

5. Skegness to Gibraltar Point 

Distance: 7.5 miles 

Difficulty: hard

Gibraltar Point with its Nature Reserve, Visitor Centre and Wash Study Centre, makes a great objective for a walk. It can be accessed directly from our Haven Skegness Holiday Park via a dedicated road from Skegness town centre.

Explore the sand, saltmarsh and dunes of the Lincolnshire coastline, passing several artificial lakes and bird hides along the way. There's also a wonderful visitor centre with a Wild Coast Exhibition that includes 3d models of the local landscape. While the Wash provides some lovely views, please note that this walk relies on it being low tide to complete the beach sections, so do check the tide times before heading out.

6. The Spa Trail  

6. The Spa Trail  

Distance: 3 miles 

Difficulty: easy

The Spa Trail follows an easy-going path along a section of the disused Horncastle & Woodhall Spa Branch Line and part of the Horncastle canal. Sculptures made from wood, stone and metal mark the way, reflecting local wildlife and local history.

This easy, traffic free route is one of the best dog walks in Lincolnshire thanks to the flat surfaces that also mean it's ideal for wheelchair users and families with young children and pushchairs. Haven Skegness Holiday Park is just a 30-minute drive away from the trailhead and it’s worth every minute of the journey to get there. Refreshments are available in Horncastle and Woodhall Spa and you’ll find toilets at Horncastle, St Lawrence Street and on Spa Road.

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Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven).  Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office: One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.   

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Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven). Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office: One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.

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Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven). Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office: One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.

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