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|Stepping Out: Around Kirkby Green|
|Author: CountrysideNK, Published: 28 Mar 2018||Walk Rating:|
|A 2 mile (3km) circular easy-access walk from the village of Kirkby Green in Lincolnshire. The walk explores the arable farmland to the north of the village, with big skies and plenty of history and wildlife to enjoy along the way. This walk is part of the Stepping Out network, published through a collaboration between iFootpath and North Kesteven District Council to inspire more people to enjoy the district’s landscapes, ancient woodland, historic buildings and charming villages.
The walk is relatively flat and follows a mixture of field edge grass tracks and roadside pavements. There are no kissing gates, stiles or steps and the only obstacle on-route is a fixed-width gap in a stone wall, which is about one metre wide. You will not be sharing any of the paths with livestock, although sometimes the adjacent fields can be holding sheep within electric fencing so take care with dogs. Some sections can get muddy after rain and are uneven in parts, but in dry periods the surfaces should be suitable for rugged disability buggies or rugged pushchairs. The final 200 metres follows a road without pavements, so take care of traffic on this stretch. Please remember the Countryside Code. Some paths are provided by kind permission of the landowner, please only use the waymarked paths. Where young stock may be present, please make sure your dog is under firm control in these areas. OS Map Explorer 272. Allow 1 hour.
If you are looking for refreshments, The Royal Oak is located in neighbouring Scopwick village or The Penny Farthing Inn is located in nearby Timberland.
The village of Kirkby Green is located just to the east of Scopwick village, on the B1191 and about 12 miles north of Sleaford. The walk starts and finishes at the designated Stepping Out parking area, a lay-by on the main road, just to the east of the village. The post code LN4 3PE will take you to the village centre, from here head east out of the village, following the main road as it bends left and then right. On this right-hand bend you will see the parking lay-by on your left.
|Start to Acre Lane|
Start point: 53.1077 lat, -0.378 long
Standing in the middle of the parking lay-by with your back to the road, walk diagonally left to reach the metal fingerpost and then turn immediately right to join the grass path with a crop field on your left and a hedgerow and farm track running parallel to your right. At the end of the field, cross the wooden footbridge ahead to reach a second crop field.
|Acre Lane to Main Street|
Start point: 53.1115 lat, -0.384 long
Turn right along the tarmac track for around 90 metres to reach a fingerpost on your right. Turn left here, passing through a hedge gap to join a field-edge path with a hedgerow running on your left. Keep ahead on this path, crossing a footbridge into a second field and following the line of the hedgerow on your left. About half way along this second field, where the boundary bears right, keep ahead on the path leading you through a dense tunnel of trees.
|Main Street to End|
Start point: 53.1087 lat, -0.3938 long
If you glance to your right at this point, you will notice you are currently on the edge of the adjacent village, Scopwick. Turn left along the pavement, heading away from Scopwick and back towards Kirkby Green.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2018 by the author countrysideNK and may not be reproduced without permission.
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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Uploaded: 25 Jun 2018
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