Flixborough Mineral Railway Circular

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This is an interesting walk through a much changed industrial landscape, having some great views out and along the Trent Valley towards Burton Stather.

No longer exist Lysaght's Steel Works or Flixborough Chemical Works, they disappeared some years ago. Start from Atkinson's Warren (the name originates from Walter Atkinson, who was the gamekeeper for the Sheffield family of Normanby Hall. Walter lived in the south shooting lodge of the Warren from 1905 to 1966). The walk starts from the Warren car park on a good tarmac path to cross the Phoenix Parkway and continue along the rear of the Skippingdale retail park (nothing much to see here). Moving out into the countryside beyond the Can Pack factory, this is a much changed landscape from sixty years ago. Largely to the east of this walk was the location of the Lysaght's (Normanby Park) Steel Works, which started production in 1912, built by John Lysaght who originated from County Cork in Ireland.

The walk progresses uphill to approach the mineral railway track and the views looking out from the bank side are impressive on a clear day. The walk continues alongside the old railway track for about 600m, eventually reaching the railway crossing point. The walk passes along Stather Road, downhill to pass under the mineral railway to a footpath out to and returning from Flixborough Grange, the route returns you to the railway crossing point via Flixborough Village.

England - East England - Lincolnshire - Countryside

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Birds, Butterflies, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, River

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