Legbourne - Cawthorpe - Burwell - Muckton - Legbourne

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You start the walk in the pleasant village of Legbourne and head towards the picturesque village of Little Cawthorpe via Watery Lane (it's a road but it looks like a river!) At Cawthorpe you can pause awhile and refresh yourself at The Splash (The Royal Oak) or head on through the village and out onto the foot of the wolds. From Cawthorpe you climb steadily up onto a ridge with superb views both behind you and in front and then travel along the ridge to the edge of Burwell, all this with only the faintest murmur of traffic on the busy main road. Detour to The Stag at Burwell for refreshments or turn and carry on, dropping again through Burwell Wood, to the village of Muckton.

Briefly touch modern-day living before departing to Muckton Bottom, another area devoid of traffic and people, then follow the old green lane and disused railway line back through Legbourne Wood, finally returning to Legbourne itself.

The walk circles large tracts of ancient woodland which harbour a range of mammals and birds as well as the characteristic flora of the chalk upland. It is best enjoyed when the views are clear at any time of year. In winter, beware the north-east wind and wrap up well. Its known locally as a 'lazy' wind (goes through you, not round you).

England - East England - Lincolnshire - Lincolnshire Wolds


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Nature Trail, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Wildlife, Woodland
11/21/2018 - Steven Wainer

Did this walk in November 2018 with my Rottweiler,really nice walk and fairly well dog friendly even with a big dog,only stile I had to lift her over was at waypoint 9,the other stiles are big enough to go either through or under.At waypoint 4 Coggles Lane is actually called Coggles Way and the waymark arrow at point 8 is now on a post on the ground rather than nailed to the solitary oak tree.

8/7/2017 - Catherine Smith

This is a lovely walk. Probably one of my favourites and very dog friendly. I would, however, suggest that it is best done before all the fields have been ploughed up. This walk covers a lot of arable land, and cornfields always look great! However, out of season the fields can be very muddy to cross and are not as 'pleasant' on the eye. The treat for my dog was being able to wade through the shallow ford - lovely! The Royal Oak at Little Cawthorpe is fantastic and worth a visit.