Skellingthorpe Old Wood Walk (Easy: 7.2km/4.5miles; time 2-2.5hrs)
A circular walk (including an easy access option) from the village of Skellingthorpe in Lincolnshire. The route heads through the village before looping through the beautiful Skellingthorpe Old Wood, a Woodland Trust mixed woodland with wildlife, wild flowers and wood carvings to enjoy. The return leg follows an old rail line, now a shared footpath and cycleway.
The walk follows a mixture of village pavements, stone woodland tracks, unmade woodland paths and a tarmac cycleway. The unmade woodland paths can be very soft and muddy so good boots are a must and wellingtons are recommended in the winter or after periods of rain.
You will need to negotiate a single wooden gate but there are no kissing gates, stiles, steps or livestock on route. It would be possible to take a rugged pushchair or rugged disability buggy around the walk during dry periods, by following a short-cut that excludes the narrow and softest woodland paths.
Please remember the Countryside Code.
Morton and Tunman Woodwalk (Easy: 6km/3.7miles; time 2hrs
A circular walk just outside Thorpe on the Hill in Lincolnshire. The walk is relatively flat, with very little gradient. The route takes you on a peaceful journey, through open countryside and beautiful woodland. Tunman Wood is a Nature Reserve, an ancient woodland (an area where specific plant species are found) and supports diverse plant, bird and insect populations.
It follows a mixture of stone access tracks, farm tracks and woodland paths. The surfaces are generally very good, but a few stretches can be muddy after rain and in the winter months. There are no stiles, steps or gates on route, but you will need to negotiate one narrow squeeze gap.
Please remember the Countryside Code and stick to marked paths.