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Danelaw Way

96 km / 60 miles

Lincolnshire, Rutland
Linking the two 'burghs' of the ancient Viking Danelaw, Lincoln and Stamford, the route passes through peaceful Lincolnshire countryside, via Ancaster and Corby Glen, then straying briefly into Rutland for a section associated with John Clare the poet. The walk was designed as five stages of between 9 and 14 miles and there are minor variants, with the total distance ranging from 56.5-61.5 miles and including a short circular route option from Ryhall. The route has been developed by Lincoln Ramblers Group but its originator, Brett Collier MBE, a tireless local footpaths campaigner, passed away in 2005. With this Way their wish for a linear route ending in Stamford was achieved, as the Viking Way which passes through Lincoln ends in Oakham, rather than Stamford as originally envisaged.


Path Type
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Easy; Heritage; Literary
SK976718 - Castle Square, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
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TF029070 - Golden Fleece, Sheepwash, Stamford, Lincolnshire
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Danelaw Way (Lincoln Ramblers - 2005)
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95.0 Km (59.0 miles)
764 m (2,507 ft) ascent
112 m (367 ft)  maximum height