A Walk in the Life: Heighington, Lincolnshire, UK (Part 2)

At the end of my previous Heighington walk post, I mentioned that the guide I used had two choices of walks. So with nothing planned for the afternoon I decided to give the second one a try.

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Heighington 

This walk also starts from the High Street, Heighington, Lincolnshire, LN4 1JS, takes around 15 minutes to get there by car and has free parking (On the street and further along the road behind the village hall).

Off we go…

1. This walk does start on the High Street, but a bit further along, in front of the village hall.

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2. From here, turn left and walk along the High Street for appropriately 700 metres. Turn down a lane on the right and follow this.

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The track goes past an enclosed field on the left that was full of rabbits when we visited. Continue past a farm, down a gentle hill, left along a track and out onto a T-junction.

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3. At the junction turn left and follow the road through some woodland, past fields until you reach another T-junction.

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4. Turn left and head back into Heighington. Just past the road sign for Heighington, turn right and cross a bridge.

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5. Follow this track left and continue along until you reach houses (Around 1¼km/¾ miles). Past a few houses, take the public footpath between a house and a bungalow.

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6. This footpath takes you over a wooden bridge and stream then back along a lane, coming out next to the Butcher and Beast pub. Turn left and follow the footpath back to the start.

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7. You are all done! 🙂

Similar to the first walk, this walk is 5km/3 miles and takes around 1½ hours to complete, at a leisurely pace. Unlike the first, it has no stiles or field paths and follows country lanes and tracks. Seeing as both walks are in and around Heighington, they are both very different. This walk was a lot quieter, taking country lanes and farm tracks, so it may not be to everyone’s tastes. However, I really enjoyed it!

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We saw butterflies, bees, rabbits, pheasants, partridges, swallows and plenty of other hedgerow birds. This walk also has beautiful views of the Lincolnshire countryside, Heighington village and is very simple to follow – which is always great! I would definitely recommend this walk, and will be coming back to do both walks again 🙂

A Walk in the Life…

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