Fotherby - North Elkington - Fotherby

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An extremely pleasant, half-day circular walk rewarding the walker with spectacular views over the North Lincolnshire Coastal Plain. Equally beautiful in autumn sunshine, winter frost or summer sun, this walk also provides an ideal route to work up a Christmas appetite or to walk off the excesses of festive fare. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a wildlife haven as well as an area of historical interest. You will visit the remains of North Elkington, a medieval village now reduced to a hamlet. This walk is best undertaken when the visibility is good, to make the most of the views to the coast.

The walk is started from the village of Fotherby. There is on-street parking in Short Lane and in the village centre. Please respect residents' access and don't block driveways. Excellent refreshments and accommodation are available at the Brackenborough Arms Hotel, situated at the south end of the village. There are no shops or cafes in the village but a full range of shops, cafes and restaurants can be found in Louth.

The skies overhead are still used by NATO air forces and low-flying helicopters and aircraft provide a sudden, spectacular and very noisy though brief intrusion into the peace of the area. Don't be too surprised by occasional bursts of machinegun fire in the distance; it's not a local uprising, just aircraft using the RAF range out at the coast opposite.

England - East England - Lincolnshire - Lincolnshire Wolds


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Wildlife