North Somercotes Village 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
The cemetery was opened in 1880 with its two Chapels - now Grade II listed buildings. Originally one was consecrated and the other unconsecrated ‘for the non-conformists’.
On the Right, opposite ‘Churchill Road is the former Wesleyan Chapel, now a private residence and behind this the Manse, rebuilt in 1871.
- 1From the Village Hall walk into the Village past the War Memorial and turn right along Brown’s Lane.
- 2Follow the path straight on in front of the houses to junction with a track. Turn left, in front of Humberstone Villas, and follow the path around to the right to the junction.
- 3Turn left and follow the footpath and road to a T-junction. Cross the road and walk straight ahead following the path between the Fire Station and the houses.
- 4The path bears right, and then crosses a field to the turning head in Evison Way. Continue in a straight line, ignoring the road to the right. Follow the footpath right after the last house on the right, between a fence and hedge and along a dyke bank.
- 5Cross the bridge and bear left to continue across the field to pass behind the village Cemetery.
- 6Turn left where the path meets Jubilee Road and then continue to the crossroads.
- 7Turn Left onto Keeling Street and follow it all the way back to the Village Hall.
The walk uses roadside paths, quiet roads, and field paths. There are no stiles. You may encounter livestock.