Market Deeping - Maxey - River Welland - Market Deeping

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The walk starts virtually in Market Deeping village centre at the old bridge. Initially following the true right bank of the Welland, it takes us across farmland to the village of Maxey, then down to a major drainage channel, before again joining the River Welland for the return to the starting point.

There is ample evidence here of the work done by the Dutch engineers who drained the Fens in the 1600s and much of the surrounding land is barely above sea level. The five-metre contour line runs across the area and additional spot heights are few and far between. Those from more three-dimensional territory might view Fenland walking as of little interest, but the air is as pure as anywhere, the walking uncomplicated and autumn mists clinging to the watercourses can give the whole area a magical atmosphere.

The River Welland forms the boundary between Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire, so both counties are visited.

England - East England - Lincolnshire - Fens


Birds, Butterflies, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Pub, River
3/23/2015 - Darren Fretwell

Completed this walk on the 22 March 2015 and thoroughly enjoyed it. The walk is flat throughout and very dog friendly apart from crossing the A15. You are surrounded by lovely countryside and water for 90% of the time. Saw lots of wildlife on the day, including Herons, Egrets, Red Kites, Water Voles and a Fox. For a treat finish off at the Rustic wine and deli bar in Market Deeping