Routes in Lincolnshire - Lincolnshire Wolds Cycle Route

31 July 2020

Lincolnshire is a haven of stress free cycling routes with canal cycle paths and reclaimed railway paths (highlighted in our previous article The Water Rail Way), making for a perfect traffic free route from farm shops to old inns to tea rooms to tempt you with their fresh local produce.

 

More information can be found from the Cycle England website, but here we will highlight one of the routes that they include.

Louth to Somersby and back to Louth - 51km

From Louth, you begin by heading towards Little Cawthorpe and then wind your way through the villages of South Thoreseby and Calceby before heading towards the estate of South Ormsby, a sleepy hamlet in the heart of the Wolds.

The local pub, the Massingberd Arms, opens at 12 and provides a lovely place to stop for a spot of lunch.  Head towards Brinkhill and you are now passing through the 3000 acre South Ormsby Estate, home to a handsome herd of Lincoln Red cattle.

When you reach the village of Bag Enderby, you start to enter Tennyson country.  Alfred, Lord Tennyson lived in the next village of Somersby.  You are able to visit the church that he attended and read the information on the board in the churchyard.  From Somersby, it is a leisurely ride to Tetford village before the climb back up to the top of the Wolds for spectacular views along the Bluestone Heath Road.  If it a clear day, the views out to the Lincolnshire coastline are stunning.

From here, it is time to head back in to Louth to complete the round trip.

If you would like to carry on your trip instead of returning to Louth, you can carry on to the lovely market town of Horncastle, the home of Emily Sellwood, the wife of Alfred, Lord Tennyson.  Whilst in Horncastle, why not stop off and have a chat and a coffee with us!

Downloadable GPX files are available from the original article on Cycle England.

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