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Twigmoor Woods

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Twigmoor Woods
Author: Claire, Published: 28 Aug 2011 Walk Rating:star1 Twigmoor Woods Walking Guide star1 Twigmoor Woods Walking Guide star1 Twigmoor Woods Walking Guide star1 Twigmoor Woods Walking Guide star0 Twigmoor Woods Walking Guide
Lincolnshire, Kirton in Lindsey
Walk Type: Woodland
Twigmoor Woods
Length: 3 miles,  Difficulty: boot Twigmoor Woods Walking Guide boot Twigmoor Woods Walking Guide
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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.

Walk Sections

Start to Far Loop
Start to Far Loop

Start point: 53.5401 lat, -0.5774 long
End point: 53.5388 lat, -0.589 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.

On the right you’ll come to a small clearing with large bulrushes surrounding the first pond. Ignore the path on the right just after this pond (we will take this for the return leg). Instead continue ahead to follow the path as it meanders through the trees. You will reach a tall wooden sign post marking the car park back the way you came, and the circular walk both to the left and straight on. Take the left turn to follow the circular walk.

Far Loop to Central Track
Far Loop to Central Track

Start point: 53.5388 lat, -0.589 long
End point: 53.5405 lat, -0.5883 long

This stretch follows the designated circular walk which performs a loop through this far end of the woods. 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.

Take the path straight ahead marked circular walk, but take a moment to enjoy the view to the right, a beautiful avenue lined with tall trees. As the main path bends to the right, take the small fork to the left. Follow this path, with a large gnarled tree with a deep spilt trunk on your right, as it goes downhill and meanders through the woods for a short distance. At the junction with the wider grass path, turn right and follow this path with bracken each side and power cables overhead.

Continue along this track for a little while and then follow the path as it veers to the right away from the power cables and narrows as it meanders back between trees. As you emerge, keep left and then turn right past a bench into a wider track which, at time of writing, had a fenced clearing on the left. You have now rejoined the central track through the woods.

Central Track to Gull Ponds
Central Track to Gull Ponds

Start point: 53.5405 lat, -0.5883 long
End point: 53.5422 lat, -0.5832 long

Continue straight ahead and you will come to the sign post (where you joined the circular loop earlier). Go straight ahead on the main central track, signed to the car park and retracing your steps from earlier in the walk.

Continue until you come to a side path on the left, just before the small pond that you passed earlier. Turn left onto this path. You will reach a small grass clearing with a bench where the path divides. Take the left-hand branch which leads you close to the lake on your left. This will bring you to a wonderful view and beach like access to one of the lakes.

Gull Ponds to End
Gull Ponds to End

Start point: 53.5422 lat, -0.5832 long
End point: 53.5401 lat, -0.578 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.

Continue ahead on the main path initially with the lake across to your left. The path then swings right away from the lake. Ignore a narrow path on the right which crosses a wooden bridge, instead continue ahead on the wider path. Take a right turn signposted to the car park, along a gently rising track. This track will lead you back to reach the car park (to your left) where the walk began.

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4 Comments for: "Twigmoor Woods"

lovely woods great for all ages only gave it a 4 rating cos I could have done with a loo its very popular

By zobocop on 17 Apr 2017

Deep woodland feel, easy route, all with a private feeling lakeside beach two thirds round where my collie loved his swim. Very much recommended and definitely doing it again.

By dannyboybear on 08 Apr 2017

Lovely walk in the woods. Easy walking. Great for the dog. Just over an hour

By rogeronfoot on 22 Oct 2016

Beautiful woodland, lovely at this time of year (June) as all the trees and shrubs are in flower

By mortond on 30 May 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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