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|Swinstead and the Drift|
|Author: Claire, Published: 17 Jul 2013||Walk rating : Rating:|
|A 3 mile circular walk from the Lincolnshire village of Swinstead passing through fields and chalk pasture to reach the West Glen River. A climb up the opposite side of the valley is followed by a short section following The Drift, an ancient highway, before a return trip across the valley. |
The route has several climbs and descents including one very steep climb up through an uneven rocky path within woodland so take extra care here. The paths will be very muddy in winter and after periods of rain. There are six stiles on route and all of these have enclosed fence surrounds so dogs may need a lift over. The large pasture alongside the West Glen River is used for grazing sheep and the fields are used for rearing game birds so keep dogs under close control. Approximate time 1 to 1.5 hours.
Swinstead is located just a few miles east of Colsterworth. Leave the A1 at Colsterworth and take the A151 east to Corby Glen then turn south onto the B1176 to reach Swinstead. The walk starts from the stone Market Cross which is located at the junction of the B1176 (High Street and Creeton Road). Park on the side of the village roads with consideration for the residents. Approximate post code NG33 4PA.
|Start to Field Gate|
Start point: 52.7904 lat, -0.4916 long
From the Market Cross take the B1176 towards Corby Glen and Grantham. Towards the end of the village, with number 48 on the right, fork left down a green track signed as a public footpath. After passing under the power lines, continue for a few paces further to reach the corner of the hedge where you’ll see a gate on the right.
|Field Gate to Second Footbridge|
Start point: 52.7907 lat, -0.4983 long
Turn right through the gate and keep ahead along the left edge of the crop field with the hedge on your left. Follow the path alongside the hedge as it swings left. Cross the stile ahead and continue on the left hand edge field path sloping gradually downhill towards a copse of trees at the bottom.
|Second Footbridge to Large Woodland|
Start point: 52.7857 lat, -0.5101 long
Cross this second footbridge and then cross the grassland diagonally left to reach a stile which leads you to a steep path heading up into woodland. Climb/scramble up the steep woodland slope with care and at the top you’ll reach a T-junction with a minor path. Turn right and follow the path ahead and then swinging left to emerge to a T-junction with a wide grass track.
|Large Woodland to End|
Start point: 52.7881 lat, -0.5143 long
At the bottom of the slope, cross the stile and a few paces ahead you’ll reach the footbridge that you passed earlier. Cross the footbridge and from this point you’ll be retracing your steps back to the start.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2013 by the author clairesharpuk and may not be reproduced without permission.
lovely walk in the winter
|By Beanojosh on 04 Jan 2015|
A really lovely walks. Thoroughly enjoyed it and the views were beautiful.
|By sueb on 12 Apr 2015|
The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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