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|Author: Claire, Published: 28 Aug 2011||Walk rating : Rating:|
|Lincolnshire, Kirton in Lindsey|
|A 3 mile walk following a figure of eight route through Twigmoor Woods in North Lincolnshire. Twigmoor is 130 acres of native woodland and introduced shrubs, conifers and ornamental species which creates a rich and varied habitat for wildlife. The woods are owned by the Scawby Estate with public access allowed in certain parts, giving nearly 3 miles of paths open to the public. There are extensive areas of rhododendrons (which give a stunning display of blooms in late spring) and also a number of large lakes. |
Dogs are welcome as long as they are under control at all times. The tracks are simple woodland paths which will be very muddy after wet weather and there are also exposed tree roots throughout to watch out for. There are no stiles or gates. The walk is relatively flat, with just a short steep slope up and down near the start of the walk. Approximate time 1.5 hours.
Free parking is available in the Twigmoor Woods small official car park which is on the B1398 Kirton Road, between Holme Lane and Greetwell crossroads. Approximate post code DN20 9NF.
|Into the woods|
Start point: 53.5401 lat, -0.5774 long
From the car park go straight ahead (perpendicular to the road) following the track into the woods. The track goes uphill and then drops quite steeply. Continue straight ahead, ignoring the path on the left.
|Deeper into the woods|
Start point: 53.5388 lat, -0.589 long
As the path turns to grass ahead, bear slightly to the right to follow the narrow forest track into the trees. At a T-junction, turn right to join the wider grass path. You will come to another wooden sign post marking the circular walk continuing slightly to the right. Continue through the arches created by the beech and sycamore trees and follow the path as it bends again to the right bringing you to a further wooden sign post.
|Towards the Gull Ponds|
Start point: 53.5405 lat, -0.5883 long
Continue straight ahead and you will come to the first sign post you came to earlier. Just before this sign post, turn left down an avenue sloping upwards with tall pine trees each side. Turn right to merge with another path and follow this straight ahead until you come to a section of very large beech trees on the right, one of which has large branches which curve all the way to the ground making an excellent camp for children.
|Gull Ponds back to the car|
Start point: 53.5422 lat, -0.5832 long
The large lakes in the woods are known as the Scawby Gull Ponds, named after the black-headed gulls which were bred here in the past. In past years there was also a large house in the area, Twigmoor Hall, which was home to Jack Wright, one of Guy Fawkes’ fellow conspirators in the Gunpowder Plot. Legend has it that the plot was in fact hatched at Twigmoor Hall.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2011 by the author clairesharpuk and may not be reproduced without permission.
Beautiful woodland, lovely at this time of year (June) as all the trees and shrubs are in flower
|By mortond on 30 May 2015|
Lovely walk in the woods. Easy walking. Great for the dog. Just over an hour
|By rogeronfoot on 22 Oct 2016|
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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|Image by: digsy59 |
Uploaded: 11 Oct 2015
|Image by: digsy59 |
Uploaded: 11 Oct 2015
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