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Westgate Woods

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Westgate Woods
Author: lslborrill, Published: 13 May 2017 Walk Rating:star1 Westgate Woods Walking Guide star1 Westgate Woods Walking Guide star1 Westgate Woods Walking Guide star1 Westgate Woods Walking Guide star1 Westgate Woods Walking Guide
Lincolnshire, Boston
Walk Type: Woodland
Westgate Woods
Length: 1 miles,  Difficulty: boot Westgate Woods Walking Guide
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A 2.2km (1.4 mile) circular walk around Westgate Woods and Sir Joseph Banks Country Park, near Boston in Lincolnshire. There is a variety of wildlife visible throughout the walk, birds, trees, plants and insects.

This walk follows permissive paths around woodland owned by Boston Woods Trust. The walk slightly undulates all the way through. It follows compacted stone and tarmac or concrete paths throughout. There are no gates, stiles or livestock on route. On this route, there are short sections of road walking through the car parks, at the beginning, middle and end of the walk. At the beginning and end, the car park is off Five House Lane, and in the middle, the car park is off Old Hammond Beck Road. Dog walkers are very welcome to complete this walk, providing they keep their dogs under control and clean up after their dog(s). Dogs should be kept on leads between March and July in the country park to ensure that the ground nesting birds are not disturbed. There are toilets and refreshments available at Westwood Lakes; accessible across the road from the starting car park. Picnic tables and benches are available along the route. Allow 1 hour.

The car park of the start of this walk is off Five House Lane, in Wyberton, Boston. Post code for the car park is PE21 7JA.

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Walk Sections

Start to Old Hammond Beck Road
Start to Old Hammond Beck Road

Start point: 52.9569 lat, -0.0586 long
End point: 52.9629 lat, -0.0651 long

With Westwood Lakes behind you, take the path on the left-hand side of the wood. On your left will be an open farmer’s field, and on your right the wood. The path is compacted stone. The path meanders throughout this section of the walk, keep on this path. You will pass a sculpture entitled ‘Seeds of Time’ installed through funding from Arts Council England on your left. You will pass a narrow path with trees framing the ‘Stump’ on your right (ignore this path). Continue into an open grassed area, keeping to the path on the left. You will then emerge into a small car park at the other end of the wood. Turn right through the car park.

Old Hammond Beck Road to End
Old Hammond Beck Road to End

Start point: 52.9629 lat, -0.0651 long
End point: 52.957 lat, -0.0586 long

Once you have passed through the Old Hammond Beck Road car park, take the path ahead to enter the Oak Wood, which is part of the Sir Joseph Banks Country Park. Take the path between the hedges to continue the walk. Turn left once you have passed the hedge, on your left will be a low-level hedge and then on your right will initially be an open space with picnic table and benches and subsequently there will be the woods. This path leads you all the way back to the car park on Five House Lane where the walk began.

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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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