Explore the great outdoors and enjoy Lincolnshire’s scenic landscapes along the Viking Way. The Viking Way is a long-distance walking route that is named after an area that was occupied by Norse invaders.
The route follows a path into the Lincoln Cathedral grounds from the north, down Steep Hill and High Street, and out the city past South Common.
Links to other routes
From Lincoln, the route enters North Kesteven and takes field-paths and lanes past Greetham, Exton and Rutland Water. The trail ends at Oakham where it links with the Macmillan Way and the Hereward Way.
A way-marked route stretching from the River Humber through to Rutland
The route spans from the banks of the River Humber to Lincoln, crossing the Lincolnshire Wolds to Caistor, then along the Bain valley to Horncastle from where the Spa Trail is followed along the trackbed of a former railway to Woodhall Spa and along the Witham Valley, crossing flat fenland into Lincoln.
Follow along the limestone escarpment of Lincoln Cliff and over Lincoln Heath, the route of the prehistoric Sewstern Lane is traced to reach Woolsthorpe Locks on the Grantham Canal.
Viking Way Routes
- Foston - Fossil Trail
- Horncastle, Fulletby and West Ashby - Short
- Horncastle - Round
- Horncastle Fulletby and West Ashby - Long
- Marston - Walk Two
- Marston - Walk Three
- Stainfield and Apley - Hardy Gang Short
- Stainfield and Apley - Hardy Gang Long
- Stainfield and Apley - Foxhall Wood
- Foston - Two Bridges Walk
- Foston - Foston Circuit
- Viking Way - Link Route to Market Rasen
- Viking Way 13 - Sewstern to Oakham
- Viking Way 12 - Woolsthorpe to Sewstern
- Viking Way 11 - Marston to Woolsthorpe
- Viking Way 10 - Wellingore to Marston
- Viking Way 09 - Lincoln to Wellingore
- Viking Way 08 - Through Lincoln
- Viking Way 07 - Bardney to the edge of Lincoln
- Viking Way 06 - Horncastle to Bardney
- Viking Way 05 - Donington on Bain to Horncastle
- Viking Way 04 - Tealby to Donington on Bain
- Viking Way 03 - Caistor to Tealby
- Viking Way 02 - Barnetby le Wold to Caistor
- Viking Way 01 - Barton on Humber to Barnetby le Wold
- Boothby Graffoe
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