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Skellingthorpe Old Wood Circular Walk

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Skellingthorpe Old Wood Circular Walk

A 4.5 mile circular walk from the village of Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire. Skellingthorpe is located about 3 miles west of Lincoln city centre and is accessed from the A46 bypass road. The walk starts and finishes at the free Community Centre car park in Skellingthorpe on Lincoln Road. LN6 5UU.

Distance: 4.5 miles (7km)

Route type: Circular

Time: Allow 2 - 2.5 hours

The Route: 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. The return leg follows an old railway line, (now a cycle path).

Refreshments: The Lincolnshire Co-op on the main road through Skellingthorpe.


  • The walk follows a mixture of village pavements, stone woodland tracks, unmade woodland paths and a tarmac cycleway.
  • 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.

Dogs: Walkers are asked to help to ensure a continued welcome by keeping dogs under close control.

Directions: For full directions please click here.

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Information credit: This walk is part of the Stepping Out network, published through a collaboration with North Kesteven District Council. 

For details of other family friendly walks in the area, visit our guide to Family Friendly Walks in Lincolnshire. 

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