Scothern, Dunholme & Nettleham Nettleham Walk
Scothern, Dunholme, Nettleham
This walk offers the opportunity to experience the open arable landscape north of Lincoln where the Limestone Heath meets the Lincoln Clay Vale. The pretty villages have Early English churches and some fine old houses and cottages. Mostly level walking it may be muddy and uneven in places. The villages are located north-east of Lincoln close to the A46.
All Saints’ Church
Grid reference TF 007 752
- 1With your back to All Saint’s Church porch turn right and walk alongside the Beck. At the ford turn right along Beckside. After approximately 70m turn left through a gate and onto a footpath. Follow the footpath through the trees and past the lake.
- 2At the field turn right and at the corner of the field turn left to the A46. Turn right and after crossing Deepdale Lane at the island, cross the A46 with care. Follow the path to the left to then follow a footpath on the right.
- 3Turn left and walk to the junction. Turn right towards Riseholme.
- 4After approximately 350m, and at the brow of the hill, turn left onto the footpath that bears left across the fields, to the A46.
- 5At the road turn right and cross this busy road with care, near the Brown Cow pub. Continue in the same direction as the path follows the route of the old road to a footpath on the left.
- 6Follow this footpath alongside the Beck, keeping the Beck on your left. At the end of the fields turn right to follow the path up the slope along the field edge behind the houses. At the next corner leave the field and walk straight ahead along a footpath.
- 7At the road turn left to a junction with Washdyke Lane. Turn right and follow this road back to the church.
The walk uses roadside paths and field paths. The busy A46 is crossed twice. There are no stiles or livestock.