South Kesteven is 365 square miles of rural splendour! Whether you like to cycle, walk, ride or fish, you’ll find some wonderful locations to explore.
Explore Newton’s Trail
A new Newton’s Trail which includes his birthplace at Woolsthorpe Manor has mapped off-the-beaten track locations accessible by foot and bike as well as a car. Click the map to download the PDF.
The trail takes in the villages of Colsterworth, Burton le Coggles, Corby Glen, Irnham, Edenham, Grimsthorpe, Swayfield and Swinstead via a network of quiet country lanes.
Established attractions such as Easton Walled Gardens and Grimsthorpe Castle are listed alongside the area’s beautiful churches, a retreat house, art gallery, award winning coffee shop and historic hostelries.
Town trails are available from Stamford and Grantham Tourist Information Centres and Market Deeping Town Hall and you can enjoy the Grantham Canal Walks. Stamford Ghost Walks are run by local actor Martin Tempest. Blue Badge Guide Jill Collinge does tours of historic Stamford - for private or group guided walks call Jill direct on 01780 729076. Stamford Sights & Secrets Tours offer 90 minute guided walks of the town, call 07534 308928 for bookings.
The South Kesteven Round
There is so much to discover in South Kesteven with 365 square miles of beautiful undulating countryside and more than 80 rural villages. The area has a fascinating history and heritage, with delightful stone villages, stately homes, castles and of course so many wonderful rural pubs, all waiting to be explored.
The 130 mile South Kesteven Round guides you through 42 of these villages plus the market towns of Grantham, Stamford and Bourne, (with an optional extra section to include Market Deeping). The walk is designed to suit every type of walker, divided into 10 main sections, with each section made up of 3 or 4 smaller walks. So whether you live locally and just want to discover more about the area where you live, you are considering a visit maybe for a walking holiday or just want a walking challenge, the South Kesteven Round will provide you with the perfect opportunity.
Further details and maps: www.southkestevenround.co.uk
Market Deeping Walks
All routes are gentle walks in villages and countryside within walking distance or a short drive from Market Deeping. However, changes can happen so please follow any sign posted diversions.
Parish Walk 1– The first of the parish walks, in and around town with easy footpaths and some fields. https://market-deeping.parish.lincolnshire.gov.uk/downloads/file/361/parish-walk-1
Parish Walk 2 The second of the parish walks, using some field tracks and stiles but mainly level paths in the town. https://market-deeping.parish.lincolnshire.gov.uk/downloads/file/360/parish-walk-2
Welland Walk A short, easy walk following the course of the River Welland as it flows next to the town. There is a stile and a couple of kissing gates to negotiate. https://market-deeping.parish.lincolnshire.gov.uk/downloads/file/363/welland-walk
High Locks to Low Locks A longer walk through the village of Deeping St James along Back Lane and then across the Welland, to return next to the river in Cambridgeshire. https://market-deeping.parish.lincolnshire.gov.uk/downloads/file/362/high-locks-to-low-locks-walk
Glinton to Peakirk- A short afternoon stroll with two historic villages and a farm intent on encouraging wildlife. https://market-deeping.parish.lincolnshire.gov.uk/downloads/file/358/glinton-to-peakirk
Deeping Lakes A circular route through the reserve and along the river bank which is approximately 2 km (1.25 miles) in length. The paths are mostly short grass and bare earth. The route is mostly level with some short slopes. Click here for more information
Market Deeping to West Deeping A circular walk of 9 km. Mostly easy level walking using field footpaths, occasional stiles, a short stretch of walk is on a roadside footpath. Click here for more information
Baston to Wilsthorpe - 10km An interesting walk particularly between Baston by the river to Kate's Bridge. https://market-deeping.parish.lincolnshire.gov.uk/downloads/file/356/baston-to-wilsthorpe
Morton to Cawthorpe – 10.5km A delightful, rural circular walk between the villages. https://market-deeping.parish.lincolnshire.gov.uk/downloads/file/357/morton-to-cawthorpe
A further choice of short and long walks can be found here:
Belton House estate, near Grantham
Denton Reservoir, near Grantham
Woolsthorpe by Belvoir & Belvoir Castle
These and many other walking routes across the district and the Lincolnshire region can be found here: