Auburn Country Circular
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Walk Route Description
Aubourn sits in the valley formed by the River Witham as it bends north eastwards, 7 miles south of Lincoln. Several small streams flow northward into the Witham nearby, including the River Brant. The village is enclosed to the north and east by the 'washlands' of the Witham and has historically been prone to frequent flooding. After the last war high flood banks were built along both shores of the Witham to reduce the risk.
1 - From the car park of the Royal Oak in Aubourn turn left and follow this road until you reach the 30 mph speed limit signs. You will notice two Stepping Out finger blade signs leading right from this section of the road. Take the furthest path, which is a permissive farm track, leading off through the fields towards some woodland. The other pathway is a public footpath that crosses a field providing less pleasant walking, but offers and alternative route should you wish.
2 - Follow the track straight on until a waymarked permissive path leads you left, along a ditch side, towards a strip of woodland. Please ensure you stay on the route and do not stray onto the track leading to Marlborough Farm as this is private property. Follow the ditch through the wood until you reach a farm track. The majority of this walk is on permissive pathways where access has been granted by kind permission of the landowner. The permission is for walkers only and is not extended to horses or cycles.
3 - Turn right at the farm track, with a large hedgerow on your right. This track takes you past small areas of mixed woodland to a Poplar plantation. At the end of the plantation continue straight on until you reach a raised bank.
4 - Turn right onto the bank, a good vantage point for bird of prey spotting, and continue until you reach a cottage.
5 - Follow the track around the cottage and right onto a narrow lane. Follow this until you reach a row of Poplars, just before the trees leave the road and follow the pathway straight on.
6 - Follow this path until you reach a strip of woodland and turn right along the side of the woodland bringing you back to the track at the beginning of the walk.
7 - Turn left onto this track and back to the main road.
8 - Turn left onto the road and back into Aubourn, taking the right hand fork back to the car park.
This route is from the Stepping Out series of walks produced by North Kesteven Council.
Other walks nearby
Walk 1431 A Story of Two Churches from Haddington - easy - 2.9 miles/4.7 km
Walk 1438 River Witham, North Hykeham - easy - 4.5 miles/7.3 km
Walk 1440 Lincoln Edge from Bracebridge Heath - easy - 5.0 miles/8.1 km
Walk 1432 Walking around Doddington - easy - 4.9 miles/8 km
Walk 2502 Branston village circular - easy - 5.0 miles/8.1 km
Walk 2224 Dunston & Nocton - easy - 5.0 miles/8.1 km
Walk 1428 Blankney circular - easy - 3.8 miles/6.2 km
Walk 3512 Scopwick, Kirkby Green & Blankney - easy - 7.3 miles/11.9 km
Walk 1436 High Wood and North Rauceby - easy - 4.8 miles/7.7 km
Walk 1437 South Rauceby and Rauceby Hall - easy - 4.0 miles/6.5 km
Recommended Books & eBooks
Map and Compass
An instructive guidebook explaining map and compass techniques, to help readers enhance their outdoor experiences. Whether you are experienced in map-reading, or have never used a compass before, this guidebook will sharpen your skills and have you exploring new areas in no time. There are also tips for GPS and digital mapping technologies.
The End to End Trail