Louth - Hubbard's Hills - Welton Vale - South Elkington

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Louth is a charming little market town on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds and you may well wish to give yourself extra time to explore its Georgian architecture and many small, independent shops.

Our walk takes us from St James' Church in Louth, with its striking spire which can be seen from all over the local area, along to a popular local beauty spot, Hubbard's Hills. A tarmac path takes us along this steep-sided valley, before we eventually climb to the Wold top near Hallington.
Next we drop to Welton Vale. This wooded valley climbs gently to one of the few whalebone arches in the area placed to mark the importance of the fishing industry in nearby Grimsby.

We skirt the charming village of South Elkington before returning to Louth via meadow and woodland.
Dog-walkers please note that there are many dog-unfriendly stiles en route and also the presence of cows and sheep.

England - East England - Lincolnshire - Lincolnshire Wolds


Ancient Monument, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Lake/Loch, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
7/17/2006 - Sam Roebuck

I can recommend South Elkington Village Shop/Tea Room, especially for its range of ice creams, and picnic area. Just continue ahead at waymark 18 (about 250m).