The Viking Way

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The Viking Way is a 147 mile route from The Humber to Oakham and is so named because it crosses an area that was occupied by Norse invaders. From the banks of the River Humber it crosses the Lincolnshire Wolds to Caistor, then along the Bain valley to Horncastle. From here the Spa Trail is followed along the trackbed of a former railway to Woodhall Spa, then along the Witham Valley, crossing flat fenland to Lincoln. Turning along the limestone escarpment of Lincoln Cliff and over Lincoln Heath, the route of the prehistoric Sewstern Lane is traced to reach Woolsthorpe Locks on the Grantham Canal. Another section of Sewstern Lane and other old tracks are followed to Thistleton from where the Way takes field-paths and lanes past Greetham, Exton and Rutland Water. At Oakham it links with the Macmillan Way and the Hereward Way.

The guide can be downloaded in sections from the LCC web site here. Lincoln Ramblers also sell Viking Way badges, for £2.00 plus SAE. from John Wright: phone 01522 793928, e-mail John Wright