North Somercotes Short Church Walk
These walks are set around the village of North Somercotes and the surrounding countryside.North Somercotes lies in the Lincolnshire coastal plain known as the outmarsh. During the 12th century this section of the coastline was several miles further inland then it is today and North Somercotes is one of a line of villages that sit along what was once the sea bank. Settlers slowly drained and reclaimed the land and during the medieval period the rich pasture was used to fatten livestock.The North Somercotes History Group is a good source of further information and can be found on Facebook.
The North Somercotes walks can be linked together to form longer walks to take in village and countryside.
Starting point: Village Hall, Keeling Street, North Somercotes, LN11 7QU
- 1From the village hall walk away from the village centre past the Oasis fishing lakes and primary school.
- 2Just after the school and opposite St Anne’s Avenue turn right along the footpath.
- 3Cross School Lane and take the path opposite. Follow the path straight ahead beside a fence and then hedge.
- 4At the road turn right and follow it as it bends left.
- 5Continue towards the church. Before reaching the church turn left along the green lane next to the bungalow and continue to a junction of tracks and paths known as Threeways.
- 6Turn left onto the bridleway.
- 7Continue along the bridleway until it joins the road.
- 8Carry straight on and follow the road as it bends left and becomes School Lane.
- 9Follow School Lane to its junction with Keeling Street.
- 10Turn left to return to the village hall.
The walk uses roadside paths, quiet roads, tracks and field paths. There are no stiles. You may encounter livestock.