30 mins


Water Railway Southrey To Stixwould Walk


The Water Railway is a multi-user route linking Boston and Lincoln, much of it following an old railway line. As it is close to the river there is plenty of wildlife to look out for, as well as sculptures reflecting the local landscape and heritage.

Starting point
Ferry Road

  • ParkingParking
  • Linked to Public TransportLinked to Public Transport
  • Cycle friendlyCycle friendly
  • BridlewayBridleway
  • RefreshmentsRefreshments
  • Dog FriendlyDog Friendly

The Water Railway is located along Ferry Road, Southrey. There is a car park at the end of Ferry Road which consists of uneven compacted stone with some loose stones.

The path surface consists of mainly tarmac with one short stretch of concrete.

Steepest uphill section: 1:16 (6%) for a distance of 11m
Steepest downhill section: 1:16 (6%) for a distance of 11m
Narrowest point: The path is over two metres wide but the gates to access the route are 1.6m wide
Greatest cross slope: 1:10 (10%) for a distance of 400m

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Starting point

Ferry Road



more about the trail

Viking Way

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.