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Binbrook and Arable Lincolnshire

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Binbrook and Arable Lincolnshire
Author: Alan45, Published: 28 Jun 2017 Walk Rating:star1 Binbrook and Arable Lincolnshire Walking Guide star1 Binbrook and Arable Lincolnshire Walking Guide star1 Binbrook and Arable Lincolnshire Walking Guide star1 Binbrook and Arable Lincolnshire Walking Guide star0 Binbrook and Arable Lincolnshire Walking Guide
Lincolnshire, Binbrook
Walk Type: Footpaths and byways
Binbrook and Arable Lincolnshire
Length: 6 miles,  Difficulty: boot Binbrook and Arable Lincolnshire Walking Guide boot Binbrook and Arable Lincolnshire Walking Guide boot Binbrook and Arable Lincolnshire Walking Guide
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A 6 mile circular walk from the village of Binbrook in Lincolnshire that, for most of its route, crosses arable fields. Views will therefore vary considerably by season, reflecting the land use. The tranquility of this food producing area has much to recommend it. The field paths are generally well maintained and easy to navigate. There are two information boards and a memorial along the route, giving some history of the area. The path also passes the ancient Priory Earthworks site, though little is evident from ground level.

Two sections of road walking involve considerable rises and there is one short but very steep ascent through a wood on a rough track. There are numerous gates and kissing gates, a boardwalk across a potentially boggy section, and one stile near the start of the walk. Footbridges over streams are flat with sometimes a small step up and down. There are three places where rough banks need to be scaled to access the path ahead. Behind the red brick house, early on the walk, horses are kept in paddocks adjacent to (and fenced off from) the path. One field, possibly holding cows and a bull, is easily crossed near one corner in just 10 yards. Allow 3 hours to enjoy the walk at a leisurely pace.

Binbrook sits in the Lincolnshire Wolds on the B1203, about 8 miles north east of Market Rasen. Roadside parking is available in High Street or Back Lane in the village centre. Approximate post code LN8 6BH.

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Walk Sections

Start to Fingerpost
Start to Fingerpost

Start point: 53.429 lat, -0.1811 long
End point: 53.4297 lat, -0.1842 long

Walk to the northern end of the village and the junction with the B1203. Turn left, following the sign for Mkt Rasen. Keep an eye out for a display board on the left, giving information about the Lincolnshire Wolds. Where the road bends left there is a memorial to RAAF 460 Squadron. Follow the left-hand bend and very soon you reach a fingerpost pointing to the right, down the side of a red brick house.

Fingerpost to Priory Earthworks
Fingerpost to Priory Earthworks

Start point: 53.4297 lat, -0.1842 long
End point: 53.4333 lat, -0.2027 long

Take this path which runs down the side of the drive of the house and through a gate to paddocks behind the house. Horses may be seen here, fenced off from your path. A stile leads into the first crop field where the path drops gently diagonally left to the far side. The next field is reached by ascending a small bank after which the path continues to descend through further fields via kissing gates. (The images taken on this walk show the crops seen at the end of June). At the bottom, a boardwalk has been constructed to cross a potentially boggy area, after which a gated footbridge leads you across the small stream. The path bears slightly to the left, through a kissing gate to recross the stream by a footbridge and reach the Priory Earthworks.

Priory Earthworks to Stainton le Vale
Priory Earthworks to Stainton le Vale

Start point: 53.4333 lat, -0.2027 long
End point: 53.4324 lat, -0.2341 long

The earthworks are all that remain of the Medieval Nunnery of St Mary, founded in the 12th century, and the settlement of Orford. The lumps and bumps are difficult to distinguish from ground level. Previous walkers have taken various paths across this area, so simply head towards a gate by the hedge at the opposite (far right) corner of the field, seen between two large lime trees. Meet and join a raised footpath along a low bank, in the general direction of this gate.

Once through the gate, bear left to take the path along the field edge. Keep an eye out for a display board on your left which gives more information about Orford. The path crosses another stream by a footbridge and reaches a kissing gate into a grassy field. Across this field, you reach Manor Farm. A sign on the gate warns of a bull in the field but it is only necessary to cross 10 yards of this cattle field before another gate leads to a field side path, fenced off from any livestock. This path leads to the road at Stainton le Vale.

Stainton le Vale to Kirmond le Mire
Stainton le Vale to Kirmond le Mire

Start point: 53.4324 lat, -0.2341 long
End point: 53.4168 lat, -0.213 long

Just to your right, you will find the direction sign showing the road back to Binbrook, but you should turn left through the village on the road to Tealby. The road rises steeply before bending to the right. At this bend go straight ahead to a climb a bank to the footpath sign. The path follows a field edge, rising and falling, to pass a bridleway sign heading towards a wood. The wood is narrow but the path rises very steeply to cross it. Beyond the wood the view opens up and the path descends gently to a footbridge over a stream. There is a sign here indicating a permissive path to the right. Our path, however, crosses the bridge and continues ahead through more fields beyond, passing through more gates to pass farm buildings and reach the road at Kirmond le Mire.

Kirmond le Mire to End
Kirmond le Mire to End

Start point: 53.4168 lat, -0.213 long
End point: 53.427 lat, -0.1799 long

Turn left along the road, passing the village sign as you descend the hill. The road continues steeply uphill and can be busy with traffic. (A local walking leaflet indicates that the landowner has created a permissive path to allow walkers to avoid the road. This permissive path follows the field edge beyond the hedge on the left of the road, and is accessed as the road starts to climb). Along the road keep a sharp eye out for the footpath sign on the right towards the top of the rise. NOTE: It is easy to miss this sign. A scramble up the bank is needed to reach the path beyond.

Follow the field paths to cross the tree-lined road leading to the buildings at Binbrook Top. The path continues directly ahead, but a rough area hides your way. Divert slightly to the left and look for the path beside a hedge, well away from the house. The path descends gently through several fields back to the High Street in Binbrook 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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First Field (Late June)
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Path back to Binbrook (Late June)
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Very steep path through wood
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Arable fields (Late June)
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Field of poppies (Late June)

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