Calceby - Swaby - Belleau - Cawthorpe Mill - Aby

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There's very little at Calceby now, but it was once a large and thriving village. For those who know what to look for, the surrounding fields are full of earthworks denoting the locations of previous settlement and agriculture. There are also the remains of the village church (St Andrew's) at the start.

The idyllic little village of Swaby is our first objective, before walking along a beautiful valley and onwards to Belleau. Belleau itself is a small and quiet village with a pretty little church, well-located above the River Great Eau.

Our next port of call is Claythorpe Mill. This old watermill is in a picture-postcard setting. Here, you would be forgiven for taking an hour or two out to have a look around the wildfowl gardens and museum.

The last village en route is Aby. Just off-route, the Railway Tavern can be recommended for refreshment ready for the last leg, over the rolling Lincolnshire Wolds to Calceby.

Dog-walkers, please note that there is a significant number of stiles on this walk, including some very dog-unfriendly ladder-stiles. There are also likely to be cattle.

England - East England - Lincolnshire - Lincolnshire Wolds

Features

Birds, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Tea Shop, Wildlife, Woodland
26/04/2019 - Steven Wainer

I did this walk on 26/04/2019 with my rottweiler,it is a lovely peaceful walk with straightforward navigation.While most of the stiles have been replaced by gates or just not there anymore the three ladder stiles just before Belleau church are still there,as an alternative for dog walkers I would suggest turning left at waypoint 14 and taking the first lane on the right,this brings you to waypoint 17.