Harringworth Viaduct and Seaton

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The Welland Valley is one of the most rewarding places to walk in an otherwise rather flat region. A particular feature of the walk is the Harringworth Viaduct, which spans the valley. Trains very seldom cross, but are a wonderful sight when they do. The walk first hugs the pretty River Welland, then climbs to the ridge to give fine views of the valley.

England - East England - Lincolnshire - Countryside


Birds, Church, Flowers, Great Views, River
8/30/2023 - Dennis Johnson

Excellent walk with some great views. Walked there and back from the village of Bisbrooke which had a great path to Seaton. Pub in Seaton sadly not open on Tuesday lunchtimes though. Good directions on the route, easy to follow.

5/25/2020 - Paul Atkinson

Delightful walk, well described. I always carry a satnav, though didn't need it for navigation this time. It did, however, question the height gain in the description, coming in at just over 1,000 feet.

8/2/2013 - Ralph Goldsmith

I did this walk on 28th July 2013 although I actually started from Shotley (as my wife was visiting people there)so I actually did a bit extra. Some splendid views over the countryside and in particular of the Welland Viaduct. I noted that (at point 6 on the walk) there is no footpath sign on the track leading towards the private house (although when I looked on google maps streetview one was shown) so I was a bit unsure if I was in the right place. Also at the exit from the field by the viaduct in Harringworth there does not appear to be a stile so I thought I would have to climb the gate (which didn't feel too stable). It turned out the gate was chained but not locked so I could open it and then made sure that it was securely chained again once I closed it. A really nice walk and pretty easy to find my way

2/21/2013 - Nick Cook

The George and Dragon at Seaton which is passed on the walk offers excellent food. The walk can be adjusted to start at the pub.

10/26/2011 - Helen Wakefield

This is another lovely walk found on Walkingworld. Myself and my friend Maggie did this walk on 24th October 2011. The sight of the viaduct was breath-taking to say the least. We lengthened this walk slightly and took in many other lovely views around this area. Once again the route was easily followed. Lovely, lovely. Well done Walkingworld. Helen Wakefield

4/10/2011 - Mary Edwards

This is our first walk and we were surprised by the number of folks on the paths going one way or another. Although regular walkers would find the incline no problem, it did make us novices puff a bit, but as stated before, the views are wonderful. We did ask advice on one occasion as to where we should be heading, but that is the nice thing, you can ask and they don't mind!! After the walk we drove back to village of Seaton and had a drink in the pub. Sun shining, birds singing, the prettiest of churches to look at as we supped our drinks feeling smug with ourselves having completed the walk. Highly recommend it to any/everyone.

10/27/2006 - Gary Malpas

Item 6 on this walk Grid reference 907977, refers to steps in disrepair, these have now been repaired and in good condition. Also Item 7 you do almost go right up to the house but then you climb over a fence and follow behind the garden, seems a bit odd but makes sense when you do it. Great walk shame we didn't have better weather on the day we did it.

10/31/2004 -

Parts of the walk by the Welland can be flooded after heavy rain. Super walk - very little traffic on the road section and lots of trains on the viaduct on the Sunday morning we walked it!

6/4/2004 -

This is a beautiful walk in May. The viaduct is stunning if you get a nice sunset. Sandra Raffan

2/22/2004 - David Burton

A great walk for an afternoon, especially if you are coming from the east (they've got real hills, albeit small ones!). The viaduct is extremely impressive and I'd recommend it for that alone. Thanks Nicholas, David & Caroline