Horncastle, Fulletby & West Ashby Walk Short
This walk follows part of the Viking Way, the long distance footpath between the Humber and Rutland Water, to gently ascend into the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The Wolds AONB covers 558 square kilometres (216 square miles) and forms the highest ground in eastern England between Kent and Yorkshire.
The Market Place
Grid reference TF 258 696
- 1With your back to the Post Office walk across the Market Place. Turn left along High Street to its junction with North Street and Bull Ring.
- 2Take Banks Street, the narrow street directly in front of you. At the end of Banks Street is the River Waring. Follow the river to a T-junction.
- 3Turn left and then take the next right, Bowl Alley Lane. Walk past the schools and where the road bends to the left, follow the waymarked lane that goes straight ahead behind the houses. Continue along this path as it turns left to reach a road.
- 4Turn right and walk along the road, taking the left fork to Fulletby.
- 5At the next road junction turn left onto the public bridleway. Follow the waymarkers and Viking Way signs as the bridleway turns right, left and then right again before meeting another bridleway. Turn left at this junction towards West Ashby village. At the A153 road turn right. Just before the church turn left along Birch Lane, and turn left again at the end. Rejoin the longer walk directions at point 12.
- 12At the end of the track take the footpath through the gate. Turn left and follow the field edge to where the path goes left through the hedge. Turn right and follow the hedge straight ahead and left to the road.
- 13Turn left and at the crossroads turn right. After approximately 150m turn left onto a public footpath which crosses two fields. Bear slighty right to a gap in the hedge. Continue diagonally right, to a bridge over the River Bain.
- 15Follow this lane through the outskirts of Horncastle to a T-junction. Turn left to return to the Market Place.
This walk uses quiet roads, field paths and tracks.
There are no stiles. You may encounter livestock.
more about the trail
The Viking Way is a long distance - 147 mile way-marked trail spanning from the River Humber through Lincoln to Oakham in Rutland. The route is signposted with an icon of a Viking helmet on a yellow disk.