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Burton/Flixborough Circular Walk

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Burton/Flixborough Circular Walk
Author: blackcoffee, Published: 31 May 2012 Walk rating : Rating:star1 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar1 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar1 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar1 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK
Lincolnshire,
Walk Type: Footpaths and byways
Burton/Flixborough Circular Walk
Length: 4 miles,  Difficulty: boot iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK boot iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK
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A four mile gentle walk around the villages of Burton upon Stather and Flixborough in North Lincolnshire. The walk goes through arable farmland and woods and is mainly flat with one fairly gentle climb back into Burton. The area is well stocked with pheasant and partridge by the local gamekeeper and dogs should be kept under control when crossing the fields. Wild deer can also be occasionally seen in the area. There are no stiles but the steep slope of Burton Woods is unsuitable for pushchairs. A detour can be taken to shorten the walk and avoid the wooded area.

The walk starts in the village of Burton upon Stather in North Lincolnshire and can be found with post code DN15 . There is a playing field car park on your right as you enter the village from the direction of Scunthorpe.

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Walk Sections

Start to Entry to bridle path
Start to Entry to bridle path

Start point: 53.6451 lat, -0.6782 long
End point: 53.6432 lat, -0.6747 long

From the car park on Wiltshire Avenue turn left to rejoin the main road (The Avenue) and left again to walk toward the village of Normanby. About two hundred yards down this road watch out for the Public Footpath signpost on your right.

Entry to bridle path to Stable yard
Entry to bridle path to Stable yard

Start point: 53.6432 lat, -0.6747 long
End point: 53.6393 lat, -0.673 long

Cross the road and continue on the well marked path towards the wood in the distance. The path continues with the wood on your left and ahead you will see a paddock for horses. Pass between the paddock fence on your right and the wood on your left until you reach the old stable yard.

Stable yard to Andersons Holt
Stable yard to Andersons Holt

Start point: 53.6393 lat, -0.673 long
End point: 53.6313 lat, -0.6756 long

At the stable yard turn right along the main path and continue past the barn on your left. The track is well used by farm vehicles and the woods on either side are breeding grounds for the game birds. The path continues straight ahead with only slight turns around the edges of the fields.

Andersons Holt to Fishing pond
Andersons Holt to Fishing pond

Start point: 53.6313 lat, -0.6756 long
End point: 53.6252 lat, -0.6735 long

The wood ahead on your right is called Andersons Holt. Holt being a woodland e.g. copse,. The path turns left and then right generally in a southerly direction down to a Fishing pond which is on the left.

Fishing pond to Flixborough
Fishing pond to Flixborough

Start point: 53.6252 lat, -0.6735 long
End point: 53.625 lat, -0.6765 long

At the road turn right toward Flixborough. Take care since there is no footpath on this road and traffic can be busy at times. Flixborough was famous for the disaster in 1974 when an explosion at the nearby Nypro chemical works caused severe damage to buildings in the area. The name Flixborough can be translated as 'fortified dwelling on the cliff face' as the village stands above the River Trent. The Flixborough Church is a grade 2 listed Anglican church.

Flixborough to Flixborough Arms
Flixborough to Flixborough Arms

Start point: 53.625 lat, -0.6765 long
End point: 53.6247 lat, -0.6828 long

Continue into the village and at the fork in the road take the road to the right sign posted Burton Stather. The Flixborough Inn sits on this junction.

Flixborough Arms to Wood footpath
Flixborough Arms to Wood footpath

Start point: 53.6247 lat, -0.6828 long
End point: 53.6304 lat, -0.688 long

As you leave the village the road climbs giving views of the Trent over to your left. By the river is a small port facility and industrial area. At the top of the hill there is a wood on the left. Take the marked footpath to the left which goes down the hill. If you wish to avoid the hill, the walk can be shortened by continuing along this road back into Burton.

Wood footpath to Exit from wood
Wood footpath to Exit from wood

Start point: 53.6304 lat, -0.688 long
End point: 53.631 lat, -0.6914 long

The path drops down through the wood with wild garlic and bluebells. At the bottom of the slope turn right along the track which will take you to Burton.

Exit from wood to Burton village
Exit from wood to Burton village

Start point: 53.631 lat, -0.6914 long
End point: 53.6456 lat, -0.685 long

The path continues at the base of the wood and eventually climbs back into Burton at the junction of Barnston Way and Flixborough Road.

Burton village to T Junction. The Avenue
Burton village to T Junction. The Avenue

Start point: 53.6456 lat, -0.685 long
End point: 53.6455 lat, -0.6813 long

Continue straight ahead to the T junction and turn right along The Avenue to return to your car. If you require refreshments there are two Public houses in the village, the Sheffield Arms and the Ferry Inn. A tea room is also on the High Street.

T Junction. The Avenue to End

Start point: 53.6455 lat, -0.6813 long
End point: 53.6452 lat, -0.6797 long

The car park is on your left at the junction with Wiltshire Avenue.

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1 responses to "Burton/Flixborough Circular Walk"

Lovely quiet and peaceful walk.....bit of a pull up the hill at the end 😊

By mortond on 2015-05-25 16:03:24

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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