Stainfield & Apley Foxhall Wood Walk
Enjoy a short walk around Foxhall Wood and through the village of Stainfield. The walk uses quiet roads and field paths. Mostly easy level walking there are no stiles. It may be muddy in places if wet.
Stainfield and Apley Village Hall
Grid reference: TF 108 732
The Lincolnshire Limewoods is an area between Wragby, Bardney and Woodhall Spa. It is a fantastic place to explore with ancient woodland, medieval religious ruins and a wealth of wildlife.
The Lincolnshire Limewoods are the most important examples of small-leaved lime woodland remaining in Britain and several have been collectively designated as the Bardney Limewoods National Nature Reserve. The woods provide a range of habitats for a variety of wildlife.
The brick church of St Andrew in Stainfield was built in 1711 on a north-south orientation. The lumps and bumps in the fields either side of the road are remnants of Stainfield deserted medieval village, the last remains of the village being cleared by Sir Philip Tyrwhitt to create formal gardens in the early 17th century.
- 1Leave the car park and turn left.
- 2At the junction turn right (signed Apley).
- 3After approximately 500m turn right onto a footpath (part of the Viking Way) beside a drain.
- 4After approximately 350m turn right onto another footpath. Follow the path along the wood edge to a road.
- 5At the road turn right, walk past the church to a T-junction. Turn right to return to the starting point.
The walk uses quiet roads and tracks. You are unlikely to encounter stiles or 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.