Walk
Loop
5.5miles
(8.85km)
1 hour
40 mins

Walking

Two Sea Forts and a Canal – Canal to Blow Wells Walk

Louth Navigation meets at the sea at Tetney Lock. This selection of walks will show you a variety of natural water features from lagoons to Blow wells. The experience is exhilarating yet tranquil, no wonder so many birds choose to live here.

Starting point
Crown and Anchor Pub
Tetney Lock Road
Grimsby
Lincolnshire
DN36 5UW

  • AFrom the Crown and Anchor car park turn left and walk along the road until you reach the canal towpath on your right.
  • The fishing pond on the north of the canal was an old tile works; the next pond at the New Delights, after about a mile, is part of an old watercress farm.
  • BFollow the towpath to Thoresby Bridge and the old warehouse. Cross the canal and go back along the opposite bank, over the original sluice gate and past the pumping station on the old Fleet drain.
  • CTurn left onto the embankment around the flood relief area built in 1970. Follow the embankment around then turn left over a stile and bridge on your left.
  • DFollow the path along the fields to the track. Turn right then left across the track and proceed to the corner of the wooded area around Tetney Blow Wells.
  • ESkirt the Blow Wells and head towards Tetney Church until you cross the large tetley Drain. Go straight on down the hedge side to the road. If you wish to visit the church, shop or Plough Inn turn left into Tetney.
  • FTo continue the walk, turn right on Church Lane then straight on down Mill Race to a stile on your left. Bear right across the field to a path between the sewage works and the scrap yard.
  • GCross Tetney Drain again and follow the track, straight ahead for 1/2 mile, then take the right fork to the canal.
  • HCross over the Bailey Bridge and turn left along the tow path to Tetney Lock.

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Starting point

Crown and Anchor Pub

Tetney Lock Road

Grimsby

Lincolnshire

DN36 5UW