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A walk in the Wolds

A moderate walk (countryside) starting and finishing in Lincolnshire, England, about 10.35km (6.43 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:00h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 35m (114ft)
Loss 102m (334ft)
Max. Elevation 130m (426ft)
Elevation (total) 137m (448ft)
Start
Cabourne
End
Laceby, Grimsby
Distance 10.35km
(6.43mi)
Duration ~3:00
Difficulty  
Moderate
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 11 Feb 2011
This route, through the charming Lincolnshire Wolds, is one of many routes that can be reached via Lincolnshire's Interconnect buses. For a wider selection, visit: www.lincswolds.org.uk/lwcs_walks.htm If you don't know the Wolds, it's a series of gently rolling chalk hills, perfect for a lazy day's walking.

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Waypoints

OS Grid TA139019
Start the walk in Cabourne, on the northern edge of the Wolds. From the bus stop, walk away from the church towards Grimsby. In the fields either side are lots of bumps - evidence that Medieval Cabourne was a larger settlement.
Bridleway About 0.58 km (~0.36 miles) from
OS Grid TA145016
Take the bridleway on the right-hand side of the road.
Junction About 0.78 km (~0.48 miles) from
OS Grid TA146009
At the junction of two bridleways, turn left down towards Badger Hills. The beech trees here are typical of the chalk wolds.
Jubilee plantation About 1.76 km (~1.09 miles) from
OS Grid TA160020
The bridleway rejoins the road, and you can cut through the edge of Jubilee plantation.
Swallow Grange About 1.11 km (~0.69 miles) from
OS Grid TA168027
As you continue alongside the road, notice the old Victorian farm buildings of Swallow Grange.
Swallow About 0.90 km (~0.56 miles) from
OS Grid TA177030
Continue into the village of Swallow - there's a pub here, The Swallow Inn.
Across the road About 1.23 km (~0.76 miles) from
OS Grid TA184039
Cross the A46 Grimsby Road carefully to continue on the way to Laceby.
Irby Dales About 1.37 km (~0.85 miles) from
OS Grid TA190052
Continue towards the Irby Dales, where you may see or hear Great Tits.
Road crossing About 1.61 km (~1 miles) from
OS Grid TA202062
Another road to cross with care.
Laceby About 1.01 km (~0.63 miles) from
OS Grid TA212064
Finish in Laceby, on the same bus route as Cabourne.

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