Heighington Walk Two
Heighington lies 4 miles south-east of Lincoln close to where the Lincolnshire Limestone Edge meets the Fenland that runs along the River Witham. This circular walk uses quiet country lanes. There are views across the Witham Valley to the Wolds on the horizon.
Butcher and Beast pub
Grid reference TF 031 694
- Linked to Public Transport
- Dog Friendly
Between points 5 and 6 is Park Lane.
In the eleventh century the land to the north (right) was “emparked” by the permission of the King to become a deer park for hunting. Continue past Sandy Furze farm, so called because the land was so sandy that only furze (gorse) would grow. Gorse was a valuable fuel crop. It was burnt inside bread ovens, as it would get them very hot, and left very little ash.
- 1With your back to the pub turn left and follow the road through the village.
- 2After approximately 700m, and just after Scholars Way, turn right along a lane. Continue along the lane, past the farm with the pine trees. Continue down the gentle hill. The lane turns sharp left to run across the slight slope.
- 3At the T-junction turn left onto Acre Dyke Lane (which becomes Brinkle Spring Lane).
- 4 At the T-junction with Fen Road, turn left towards the village, you will see the beck running close alongside the road.
- 5You can either return to the village along this road, to the Butcher and Beast, or take the lane off to the right over the beck bridge.
- 6Follow the road for approximately 1.25 km (0.75 mile), past the houses. Before the bungalows there is a public footpath on the left. This path will take you back to the starting point.
There are no stiles or livestock. Most of the route is on quiet tarmac country lanes.