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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).


Details:

Waymark: Viking helmet on yellow disc
Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark
Viking helmet on yellow disc
Attributes
Former Railway; Downland/Wolds; River
Start
TA028229 - Barton-upon-Humber, Lincs
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Finish
SK857089 - Oakham, Rutland
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

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

Maps:

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
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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
< 1 Km
75 Km
Hostel Accommodation
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
3 Km
198 Km

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Downloads:

GPS Exchange Format Route File
MemoryMap Route file
Tracklogs Route file

Route Profile:

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