Download GPS FileRiverside walk at Sleaford
In 1872 the River Slea was described by Trollope as 'a never failing source of pure water'. As late as 1960 it was a trout river renowned with sportsmen as far away as Yorkshire. But in 1962 the river stopped flowing through Sleaford for the first time in recorded history and by the drought summer of 1976 the flow had seriously deteriorated. In 1983/4 the river completely dried up. This degradation was due to a number of factors, chiefly over-use of water from the limestone aquifer for agricultural purposes. Strains on the springs feeding the Slea also increased during the 1950s as the surrounding villages received piped water for the first time.
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These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.
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|Ordnance Survey Explorer 272||Sheet Map||1:25k||BUY|
|Anquet OS Explorer 272||Digital Map||1:25k||BUY|
|Ordnance Survey Landranger 130||Sheet Map||1:50k||BUY|
|Anquet OS Landranger 130||Digital Map||1:50k||BUY|
It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.
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