Walking & Cycling

Walking and Cycling
Leisurely walks, long distance treks, cycle routes, and more from the city, through the Wolds, and along the coast

Our landscape was tailor made for walking and cycling. From open countryside to coastline, unwind on leisurely trails or serious treks.

Best Of Lincolnshire Walking and Cycling

Lincoln is a great cycling destination for leisure-seekers and sports enthusiasts. Choose one of the picturesque routes that lead out of the city towards Doddington Hall, Boston, or even the coast. You can take part in sportives and charity rides through the year too.

And if you don’t have your own bicycle, hire one from the Giant store at Doddington Hall or pick one up from the dozens of hirebike stations around the city.

There are many places to stay who will welcome you and your bike too, with secure storage and washing and drying facilities.

Stretch your legs in “walkers heaven” – Lincolnshire’s picturesque Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Escape on your own for a leisurely stroll or join friends for a more strenuous 15-mile hike. The choice is yours.

Along the way you’ll find pretty bridleways, old churches, nature reserves, deserted medieval villages, meandering streams, market towns and welcoming pubs.

The Wolds are the perfect place to unwind and recharge your batteries.

Choose a guided tour, pick-up a printed walking trail, or go for a digital version using your smartphone to discover Lincoln’s secrets by foot. Routes and tours cover Roman Lincoln, Medieval Jewish Heritage, and more.

Circular walking routes using combination of beach, sea wall and footpaths across working farmland. Perfect to take in the sea air and enjoy views out to the coast.

An uninterrupted off-road cycle route – inspired by Lincolnshire’s Olympic gold medallist Georgie Twigg – between Lincoln’s Brayford Waterfront and the Elizabethan Doddington Hall. The Doddington Estate has a Giant bike shop, cafe, farm shop, and more awaiting your arrival.

Walk in the footsteps of Sir Isaac Newton on a trail which includes his birthplace at Woolsthorpe Manor and other off-the-beaten track locations accessible by foot and bike.

Two circular walks starting from the quiet hamlet of Bag Enderby passing Tennyson’s birthplace and home for the first twenty-eight years of his life. Explore the scenery that inspired his works.

A 147 mile route starting on the banks of the Humber, going through the Lincolnshire Wolds, and finishing on the shores of Rutland Water. Look out for the Viking Helmet way markers.

A 33-mile off-road cycle route from Lincoln to Boston taking you through open countryside under Lincolnshire’s big skies. Don’f forget to marvel at the wonderful art installations along the way!

Walking & Cycling Festivals

On either side the river lie
Long fields of barley and of rye,
That clothe the wold and meet the sky;
And thro' the field the road runs by
To many-tower'd Camelot.

Alfred Tennyson, The Lady of Shallott (1832)

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