Nettleton and Nettleton Beck

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This walk starts just outside the pretty little Lincolnshire Wolds village of Nettleton. The first part of the walk takes us up to the edge of the Wolds, with fine views over the flatter areas of Lincolnshire, before dropping down into Nettleton itself.

In Nettleton, we join the Viking Way and use it to follow Nettleton Beck along what is widely felt to be the prettiest stretch of the Way. Nettleton Beck runs along the chalk valley between the twin ridges of Caistor Top and Nettleton Top and is the rival of many in the Peak District. The history of ore extraction is evident halfway along the valley as we pass through woodland.

Nettleton Beck itself rises gradually towards Lincolnshire's county top and although the public right of way stops 400m or so short, this walk takes us as close as it's possible to get and within four vertical metres.

To return to the car park, we follow a quiet lane along Nettleton Top.

England - East England - Lincolnshire - Lincolnshire Wolds


Birds, Church, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Pub, Public Transport, Wildlife, Woodland

Chaps, The instructions between points 2 and 5 need reviewing, some of the stiles simply aren't there. It may be that the farmer has moved them but we ended up going under a fence to get back onto the main road into Nettleton (near the pub). Regards Jonathan