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Viking helmet on yellow discViking Way

237 km / 147 miles

Leics, Lincs, Rutland
The Way is so named because it crosses an area which 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 where the Spa Trail is followed along the trackbed of a former railway to Woodhall Spa and 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. See also E-Routes (E2).

See also E-Routes (E2).


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Viking helmet on yellow disc Waymark: Viking helmet on yellow disc
Attributes: Former Railway; Downland/Wolds; River
TA028229 - Barton-upon-Humber, Lincs
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SK857089 - Oakham, Rutland
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Web Sites: Lincolnshire CC - Viking Way
  Overview Map - PDF
  Lincolnshire Ramblers - Viking Way LDP
  Saleby Jogging Centre - Viking Way - Blog

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Paperback: Viking Way (Lincolnshire County Council - 1997)
Badge: Badge for Viking Way (Miriam Smith)


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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
  At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger: 106107112113121122130141
OS Landranger Active: 106107112113121122130141
OS Explorer: 234247272273281282284
OS Explorer Active: 234247272273281282284

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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Hotels: Thornton Hunt Inn  (bookable online) 5 Km 17 Km
Hotels: Thornton Hunt Inn  (bookable online) 5 Km 17 Km
B & B Accommodation: Gillingham Rest  (bookable online) 5 Km 19 Km
B & B Accommodation: Station House B&B  (bookable online) 3 Km 37 Km
Self-catering: Mill Stream Barn  (bookable online) < 1 Km 66 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Brook House Barn, Scamblesby, Louth < 1 Km 75 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Woody's Top YHA, Ruckland, Louth, Lincolnshire 5 Km 78 Km
Self-catering: Grange Farm Holiday Breaks  (bookable online) 3 Km 81 Km
Self-catering: Greetham Retreat Holidays  (bookable online) 2 Km 82 Km
Self-catering: Rural Roosts  (bookable online) < 1 Km 117 Km
B & B Accommodation: Gables Guest House  (bookable online) 5 Km 144 Km
Self-catering: Fulbeck Gardens Cottage  (bookable online) 4 Km 162 Km
B & B Accommodation: Glebe House Muston  (bookable online) 1 Km 193 Km
Self-catering: Greenman Cottage  (bookable online) 4 Km 195 Km
B & B Accommodation: Bed and Breakfast at Vale House Belvoir  (bookable online) 3 Km 198 Km

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Connected Paths:

E Routes: E-Route 2 UK Section - Harwich to Middleton in Teesdale
Paths Marked on OS mapping: Beverley Twenty; East Riding Heritage Way; Hereward Way; Jubilee Way (Leicestershire); Macmillan Way - Boston to Abbotsbury; Mowbray Way; Trans Pennine Trail
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Other Paths: Danelaw Way; Dave Milne Way; Grantham Canal; Greenwich Meridian Trail; Leighfield Way; Lincs Wold Way; Lindsey Loop; Lindsey Loop Link Donnington on Bain to Louth; Lindsey Trail; Macmillan Way - Cross Britain Way; Nev Cole Way; Rutland Round; South Kesteven Round; Spires and Steeples; Towers Way; Water Rail Way
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Anytime Challenges: Belmont 30; Belvoir Witches Challenge Walk; Caistor Challenge; Caistor Challenge Alternative; Humber Bridge Link Walk; Lincolnshire Wolds Black Death Challenge Walk; Rutland Water Challenge Walk
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Route Profile:

237.6 Km (147.6 miles)
2,295 m (7,530 ft) ascent
162 m (531 ft)  maximum height