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Scopwick, Kirkby Green & Blankney

County/Area - Lincolnshire

Author - Hugh Marrows

Length - 7.3 miles / 11.9 km

Ascent - 100 feet / 30 metres

Grade - easy

Start - OS grid reference TF069582
Lat 53.110286 // Long -0.404472
Postcode LN4 3NL (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

This walk begins at the North Kesteven District Council "Steeping Out" carpark (grid ref. TF069582) outside the village War Graves Cemetery, dominated by its huge, white Cross of Sacrifice. The cemetery is here is because the former RAF Scopwick (now RAF Digby) is located within the parish. During WWII numerous New Zealand and Royal Canadian Air Force personnel were stationed there so "Commonwealth" graves are in the majority, although five German aircrew are also interred. Also buried here is John Magee, a United States officer, who wrote the well-known poem "High Flight", quoted by USA president Ronald Reagan following the Challenger space shuttle disaster. The full poem is on display in the church.

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