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|Fulbeck and the Lincoln Cliff|
|Author: clairesharpuk, Published: 17 Jul 2013||Walk rating : Rating:|
|A 4.5 mile circular walk from Fulbeck, one of the ‘cliff villages’ that lie on the limestone escarpment known as the Lincoln Cliff or Lincoln Edge that runs from the River Humber down to Grantham. The route follows quiet lanes and field paths giving a peaceful setting in which to enjoy the views north towards Lincoln and across the Trent Valley to east Nottinghamshire. |
The walk follows a mixture of village/farm lanes and field and grass tracks, the latter of which can get quite muddy after periods of rain. There are no stiles and just a couple of gates. The walk includes several climbs and descents throughout. Allow 2 hours.
Fulbeck can be found on the A607 Cliff Road, about half way between Lincoln and Grantham. The walk starts from the playing fields car park which is directly opposite the church on the A607. Approximate post code NG32 3JJ.
|Start to Beck Lane|
Start point: 53.0422 lat, -0.5859 long
Leave the car park alongside the bus stop, cross over the main road and take the road just to the left of the Hare and Hounds pub, called Rectory Lane. Follow the lane downhill until you reach a crossroads with Bulby Lane. Turn right along Bulby Lane and continue only as far as the point where the lane swings hard right with a couple of properties ahead and a dead-end lane to the left – Beck Lane.
|Beck Lane to Crop Footpath|
Start point: 53.0446 lat, -0.5916 long
Turn left down Beck Lane, the hedge-lined dead end lane. Follow the tarmac lane ahead and around a dog leg, right then left. Continue past the stone cottage and converted barn of Beck Farm on the left. Keep ahead along the now stone surfaced farm track for some distance further.
|Crop Footpath to Grass Track|
Start point: 53.0474 lat, -0.6176 long
Turn sharp left here and follow the footpath diagonally through the middle of the crop field. Pass through the gap in the hedge and cross the next crop field in the same direction, heading for a single tree just to the right of the left-hand far corner. (If the crop is tall and the path isn’t ploughed then follow the left-hand field boundary round to the far left corner).
|Grass Track to Footbridge|
Start point: 53.0331 lat, -0.6103 long
Turn left along the track and take a moment here to enjoy the views from this ridge top position which stretch for miles across the surrounding countryside. Over to the right you’ll be able to see the church spire of Caythorpe Church, which stands 47 metres high.
|Footbridge to End|
Start point: 53.0375 lat, -0.5934 long
Cross the footbridge and then, facing square into the field, take the footpath at 11 o’clock heading for an alleyway between garden fences. Take the narrow footpath between the houses and at the end bear left down the tarmac lane.
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Excellent easy walk with VG pub at finish. Good panoramic views and route easy to follow.
|By coffeepot on 2016-02-12 18:27:44|
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