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Tealby and Kirmond le Mire Walk
Author - Christine Hurrell
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Ascent - 525 feet / 159 metres
Grade - easy/mod
Start - OS grid reference TF155905
Lat 53.3987 + Long -0.26435003
Postcode LN8 3YA (approx. location only)
This walk offer extensive views of the Lincolnshire Wolds. It can be muddy and some of the fields may be ploughed, so wear sturdy boots. There are pubs and a café in Tealby. The walk starts at the crossroads near the church in Tealby (grid ref. TF155905).
From the crossroads, take the road signposted to North Willingham and Louth (Beck Hill). Where the road bends right, keep ahead downhill along a lane and at the bottom cross a footbridge over the River Rase by a ford. Keep ahead along a tarmac track which will lead you uphill. Turn right at a public footpath sign (grid ref. TF169902) and continue along the right-hand edge of fields. At a field corner, follow the field edge to the left, pass through a hedge gap and keep along the right-hand edge of the next field. After about 50yds (46m), turn right up steps. Walk along the right-hand edge of a field and at the next public footpath sign turn right to continue along the left-hand edge of a field. At a T junction, turn left along a track and pass beside a barrier on to a road (grid ref. TF180895).
Turn left and after about 3/4 mile (1.2km), turn right through the gates of Kirmond Hall Estate (grid ref. TF177907). Walk along a straight tarmac track. Where the track bends right, keep ahead, at a public bridleway sign, to join another track, which keeps along the right-hand edge of a field. At the blue way mark sign, bear left through a gate and follow a path downhill through a shallow U shape valley. Keep by a wire fence on the left and to through a gate in the fence. Continue by the fence on the right and follow the path until in comes to a lane (grid ref. TF187925).
Turn left through the hamlet of Kirmond Le Mire. At a public bridleway sign, turn right along a track and pass in front of the church. At the T junction, turn left on to a track that curves right to keep along the left-hand edge of a field. Continue along this track downhill to a lane. Turn right and after about 1/4 mile (400m) turn sharp left at a public footpath sign (grid ref. TF172934) onto a path that heads across fields to a road. Cross the road and take the path ahead along the left-hand edge of a field. Go through a hedge gap and climb a stile. Now go uphill and make for the right-hand edge of trees. Bear left and climb another stile. Keep going along a track across fields. You will go past the right hand edge of woodland and where the track curves left, bear right off it Climb a stile on to a lane (grid ref TF160914). Keep going down hill and then up to return to the starting point at Tealby church.