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Walk 1432 - printer friendly version

Doddington circular Walk

Author - North Kesteven Council

Length - 4.9 miles / 8 km

Ascent - 50 feet / 15 metres

Grade - easy

Start - OS grid reference SK901700
Lat 53.219424 + Long -0.652047
Postcode LN6 4RT (approx. location only)

Doddington Hall is a very fine late Elizabethan Mansion, completed in 1600. It was built by Robert Smythson for Thomas Tailor who was the registrar to the Bishop of Lincoln. In 1749, the hall was inherited by John Delaval of Seaton Delaval in Northumberland, who carried out an extensive redesign of the interior, not changing the house's exterior. In 1830 George Jarvis inherited the house. Since 2006, the hall has been the family home of Claire and James Birch. Around the village of Doddington there are lots of places to explore on foot or by bicycle. The network of country roads and bridleways provide opportunities to discover other local amenities.

1 - To enjoy a circular route around Doddington, begin in the main car park across from the hall and turn right onto the road, so that the church is on your left. Walk a short way until you see Kennel Lane on your right.

2 - Turn right into Kennel Lane and follow this, through the houses and out along a grassy bridleway. Follow this into woodland and continue on, past the ponds of the rendering works, until you reach a T-junction.

3 - Turn right and follow this track around the barrier, along the edge of the works until you emerge onto the road. Continue right and follow the road for 2.4 miles over two crossroads. After the second crossroad, look for a public bridleway which leads right along the very edge of woodland just before you reach open fields.

4 - Turn right onto this bridleway and follow this track, with panoramic views over the Trent Valley, back to Doddington village and the road.

5 - Turn left and after a very short distance, the car park is on your right.

This route is from the Stepping Out series of walks produced by North Kesteven Council.

Walk 1432 Route Map

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