Nettleton - Viking Way - Caistor Top - Rothwell

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This walk starts from the pretty little Lincolnshire Wolds village of Nettleton. From here, we follow Nettleton Beck along what is widely felt to be the prettiest stretch of the Viking Way. Nettleton Beck runs along the valley between the twin ridges of Caistor Top and Nettleton Top and is the rival of many in the Peak District.

Nettleton Beck itself rises gradually towards Lincolnshire's county top and although the public right of way stops 400m or so short, this walk takes us as close as it's possible to get and within four vertical metres.

After crossing Caistor Top, we follow a farm track down through the small and pretty valleys of the eastern slopes of the Lincolnshire Wolds, to Rothwell, a little village nestling in the hills. Here, you would be forgiven for stopping for refreshment at the Blacksmith's Arms (formerly the Nickerson's Arms), before climbing back to Caistor Top, mainly on farm tracks and dropping back to Nettleton.

Dog walkers, please note that there are several stiles which may prove awkward and a short (100m) stretch along a busy road.

England - East England - Lincolnshire - Lincolnshire Wolds

Features

Church, Great Views, Pub, Public Transport
30/03/2013 - Alan Douglas

Don't do this walk in Winter or Spring if the ground is at all wet!! We did this walk today and most of it was like a bog! The dogs were absolutely filthy and they now hate me after a freezing cold hose down. The beer at the pub, though, was great!!!

27/02/2007 - Sam Roebuck

Did this walk February 2007. All open and OK, but we needed to follow the short diversion stated in waymark 20.