3 hours


Bag Enderby In The Footsteps Of Tennyson Long Walk

Bag Enderby

Starting from the quiet hamlet of Bag Enderby, this is a circular 5 miles walk.

It explores the different aspects of the Wolds landscape, passing through Somersby, Tennyson's birthplace and home for the first twenty eight years of his life.

The bridge over the brook, the River Lymn, was built in 1827, the year Alfred started at Cambridge. The river runs through the meadow beyond Somersby House Garden before flowing through Bag Enderby to Wainfleet and out to sea at Gibraltar Point. It is widely believed that the poem, The Brook was inspired by the River Lymn, the river that ran through Tennyson's childhood......

''I chatter, chatter, as I flow
To join the brimming river,
For men may come and men may go,
But I go on forever.''

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In the Footsteps of Tennyson

Visit the website for Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty via the link below to access the route map and to download the leaflet for this walk.


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