Midlands

Limewoods, Lincolnshire

  • Distance

    6 miles

    Equivalent of walking up the Eiffel Tower 27.5 times

  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Difficulty

    Moderate

  • Terrain

    Clear footpaths; can be muddy and uneven in places.

  • OS grid reference

    TF037736

  • Calories burned

    550

    The equivalent of half a dozen eggs

Route Info

Despite once being one of the most common types of woodland in England, limewoods are now a real rarity. However, thanks to the Lincolnshire Limewoods Project ,which began in 2006, Lincolnshire now boasts Britain’s largest concentration of woods containing small-leaved lime.

This walk covers Wragby, Bardney and Woodhall Spa, which are all important areas of small-leaved lime woodland, and have been designated as a National Nature Reserve or Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

As well as ancient woodlands, you will also encounter the lovely rolling landscape of the Wolds, plus medieval abbey ruins and a wealth of wildlife and history along the way.

Kit List

  • Good quality walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Daysack
  • Snacks that can be stored in pockets
  • GPS, in case you get lost in the woods!

Did you know?

Lincolnshire Limewoods are the most important woods in Britain for small-leaved lime trees.

Route Highlight

60 square miles of perfect small-leaved lime is a glorious sight in itself.

Where to stop

The Carpenter’s Arms in Fiskerton, provides great home-cooked food, all made using locally-sourced produce.