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Working to restore a rural waterway


From Sleaford to North and South Rauceby to find the source of the River Slea.  An 8¼ miles (13 km) walk on urban and country footpaths, farm tracks, green lanes, meadows and one arable field. Short muddy sections.


By the Sleaford Navigation from Sleaford to Ewerby Waithe.  A linear walk of 6¾ miles (11 km) along the towpath which is initially surfaced in Sleaford but otherwise grass with some muddy sections.


By the Sleaford Navigation from Ewerby Waithe to Chapel Hill.  A linear 6¼ miles (10 km) walk carrying on from Walk 2 with towpath throughout but some rough, tussocky grass in places.


A circular walk from Haverholme Lock car park through Evedon returning by the Navigation. The 4¾ mile (7.5 km) walk uses roads, farm tracks and the towpath beside the Navigation which may be uneven in places.


A circular walk from Haverholme Lock through Ruskington.  This is a 4½ mile (7 km) walk along the towpath, through meadows, with a short section on arable land and country lanes.


This is a circular walk of 11½ mile (18.5 km) through Ruskington, starting and finishing in Sleaford.  The walk takes you along town pavements, tracks and footpaths, some of which are muddy and the Navigation towpath.


This is a circular walk from Ferry Farm Bridge through Ewerby and Haverholme.  This is a 7¾ mile (12.5 km) along grass paths by the navigation, field headlands, roads and some arable fields.


This is a short circular walk, around the village of South Kyme. This is 1¾ mile (3 km) walk, with an optional extension to Ferry Farm Bridge, along a selection of easy, level canal side paths, meadow  and country lanes.


A circular walk of 5½ miles (9 km) starting at Chapel Hill Bridge along country roads, farm tracks and grass towpath which can be rough in places.  This is an easy walk underfoot.


This is a short circular walk 2¼ miles (3.5 km) starting at Chapel Hill along easy riverbank paths, tracks and quiet roads.  This walk can be pleasantly extended along the River Witham.

These walks are a series of scenic, predominantly level, walks centred on the Navigation. These encompass chalky uplands to the West of Sleaford and Fenland to the East. Clicking on the walks will allow you to download information and a sketch map in PDF format to print out. The details can be used in conjunction with an Ordnance Survey Map if you so wish.

This series of walks were originally developed by Hugh Marrows for Lincolnshire Waterways Partnership and the Trust are grateful to be able to reproduce them.

Walk 1 revised.pdf Walk 2 revised.pdf Walk 3 revised.pdf Walk 5 revised.pdf Walk 6.pdf Walk 7.pdf Walk 8.pdf Walk 9.pdf Walk 10.pdf