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Lincolnshire Wolds Black Death Challenge Walk


42 km / 26 miles
This John Merrill route links nine deserted medieval villages ravaged by the Black Plague. Visiting Kelstern, Donnington on Bain and Withcall, it is, in part, coincident with the Viking Way. The whole walk is a sheer delight through totally unspoilt graceful scenery to a cluster of small villages and hamlets rich in history and visiting the Hubbard Hills on route.


Path Type: Anytime Challenges
Attributes: Anytime Challenges
Average Gradients
Start and Finish: TF326874 - St James Church, Louth, Lincolnshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Saleby Jogging Centre - Lincolnshire Wolds 'Black Death' Challenge Walk - Blog

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Lincolnshire Wolds Black Death Challenge Walk  (John Merrill Foundation  - 2001 )
Badge & Certificate Badge & Certificate for Lincolnshire Wolds Black Death Challenge Walk  (John Merrill Foundation )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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OS Landranger 113, 122
OS Landranger Active 113, 122
OS Explorer 282, 283
OS Explorer Active 282, 283

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Mill Stream Barn  (bookable online)
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Route Profile:

38.4 Km (23.9 miles)
444 m (1,457 ft) ascent
153 m (502 ft)  maximum height

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