Swallow, Irby Dale and Swallow Vale

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From the little Lincolnshire Wolds village of Swallow, we first walk north-west, along the gentle valley of Irby Dale. We leave Irby Dale at its steepest point by the chalk cliffs and climb to the old, broad-leaved woodland of Irby Dales Wood. There are footpaths running through this wood, should you wish to explore it further. After crossing the higher wolds plateau, we drop to the second of the walk's chalk valleys, Swallow Vale. Most of this stretch uses a broad, grassy ride running at the bottom of the vale, with woodland rising steeply on both sides. Good tracks and minor roads take us back to Swallow.

This is an ideal dog walk.

Rewalked June 2008. All open and OK, and glad to report that the offending fences are now, thankfully, gone.

England - East England - Lincolnshire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Church, Woodland
23/02/2010 - Adrian Perkins

Our thanks to Sam Roebuck for his update for this walk. Updated February 2010