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|Boston Stump Circular|
|Author: lslborrill, Published: 01 Jun 2017||Walk Rating:|
|A 2.5km (1.5 mile) circular walk from St. Botolph’s Church, known locally as Boston Stump, in the town of Boston in Lincolnshire. Along the walk, you will see a beautiful church, pretty river views and wildlife.
The walk is generally flat and follows surfaced paths throughout. There are no gates, stiles or livestock on route. Potential obstacles encountered on the route include a road, which is crossed twice, and a small stretch with cobbles on the return to the church. Allow 1 hour.
There are numerous refreshment options in Boston, including a coffee shop in The Stump.
This walk starts at Boston Stump, St Botolph’s Church, in Boston Town Centre. The address for the church is Church Street, PE21 6NW. There are a number of car parking options in Boston, from the A16 just follow signs for Boston Town Centre. The bus station and train station are both a 5 minute walk away from the start of the walk.
|Start to Witham Bank West|
Start point: 52.9784 lat, -0.0253 long
With the main entrance to the Church behind you and the River Witham on your right, take the path ahead to cross the church garden to join Church Street. Turn right to cross the River Witham using the footbridge. Once on the other side of the River Witham, turn right. The police station will be on your left. On your right will be the River Witham and Boston Stump beyond this. Keep ahead and the footpath will join Irby Place. Where the road bends left to become Irby Street, you should continue straight ahead onto the riverside footpath. Follow this until you reach Fydell Street, with the Grand Sluice on your right. Cross Fydell Street with care, turn left and then turn right to access Witham Bank West.
|Witham Bank West to Boston Rowing Club|
Start point: 52.9814 lat, -0.0303 long
This and the following section (Boston Rowing Cub to Grand Sluice Level Crossing) is a linear 'there and back' section of the walk. Therefore, you could make the walk shorter if desired by excluding these two sections.
|Boston Rowing Club to Grand Sluice Level Crossing|
Start point: 52.9855 lat, -0.0362 long
Retrace your steps with the River Witham now on your left. Walk along Witham Bank West (passing the Witham Sailing Club clubhouse on your right) back to the Grand Sluice Level Crossing at the junction with Fydell Street. There are a number of benches along the river footpath. You will be able to see views of Boston Stump in the distance.
|Grand Sluice Level Crossing to End|
Start point: 52.9814 lat, -0.0302 long
Upon reaching Fydell Street, cross the road and then turn left to cross the River Witham. Once on the far (east) side of the river, follow the road to the right. Continue going straight and you will follow Witham Place and then Wormgate. You will be able to see views of Boston Stump. Follow the cobbled street ahead, passing through pedestrian bollards. You will then be at the back of the Boston Stump with the River Witham on your right. Take the footpath nearest the river wall to complete the walk and return to the main entrance of the church.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2017 by the author lslborrill 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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