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Aubourn Country Circular

Lincolnshire Walk

County/Area - Lincolnshire

Author - North Kesteven Council

Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km    Ascent - 25 feet / 8 metres

Time - 2 hours 20 minutes    Grade - easy

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Walk Route Description

Photo from the walk - Aubourn Country Circular
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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.

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