WALKS

There are many wonderful walks in the Langdyke area. In the East the countryside is generally flat and the going is easy. In the South and the West the landscape is gently undulating and stone built villages remind one of the Cotswolds.

The following walks have all been chosen for organised Langdyke events and all have been well tested.

The buttons will open a description of each route on a separate page so that it can easily be printed if required.

Maxey Cut from Helpston

A stroll along the cut is interesting all of the time.  But on a summer’s evening it is extra special.

Maxey Cut
Swaddywell Pit

This walk is around Langdyke’s oldest nature reserve – once the home of a racetrack and now transformed into one of nature’s gems

Swaddywell Pit
Ermine Street Walk

The route takes in several interesting nature sites, including the Hills and Holes National Nature Reserve, and passes grazed grassland, typical arable fields (with two distinctly different forms of cultivation), some spinneys, hedgerows and even a spring fed pond and related stream/ditch. 

It provides a good overview of the Langdyke countryside and takes about 1:30 to 2:00 hours

ES Walk
Limestone Walk, Barnack

This is a well signposted  circular walk around the Hills and Holes National Nature Reserve in Barnack. It starts at the main car park in Wittering Rd, is about 1.5km long and takes about 30min

Limestone Walk
Views of latest Etton reserve

This is a simple walk along well drained paths which gives lovely views across the Trust’s newest reserve, Vergette Wood Meadow, and chances to see many local species of bird as well as a glimpse of the scale of Tarmac’s latest excavations. The walk will take about an hour.

Etton Reserves
Salter’s Way

Langdyke member Elaine Wakerley has put together the directions and descriptions of this lovely walk from Castor Church

Salter's Way
In the footsteps of John Clare

This delightful  walk allows you to follow the footprints of John Clare the peasant poet as he rambled through the pastures in and around Castor Hanglands. It has been put together by Elaine Wakerley who has included some of Clare’s verse to illustrate how he viewed it at the time.

Clare's footsteps