For a main road the drive along the A16 down Dalby Hill to Partney is one of the most pleasant in the Wolds. You pass through Dalby, which is mostly hidden by tall trees, and also hides one of the most pleasant walks in these parts. This takes you through the Dalby Estate all the […]
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New England Ravine & Warden Hill
The distinctive winding shape of the New England Ravine starts just south of Tetford where the River Lymn cuts it way through a low ridge of Spilsby Sandstone to create a narrow valley two kilometres long and 15 metres deep. It has steep sides with the occasional sandstone bluff overlooking a flat boggy floor. It […]
The head waters of the River Lymn come together to form a sizeable stream about two kilometres west of Tetford. These original trickles run down from the surrounding hills that reach a height of 140 metres asl and meet at a height of just 60 metres asl. The dale quickly becomes broad as it opens […]
Walmsgate & Deepdale.
The long steady climb along the Bluestone Heath Road out of South Ormsby eventually takes you to the top of Dog Hill. From here the road continues along the ridge top for a few kilometres offering expansive views on both sides of the road. Before this however it is worth stopping to consider the view […]
Keal Hill & Ancient Meridian.
Just a kilometre from Calceby is the boundary between Calcewath and Hill wapentakes. Not that you would know as you passed through. This location is deceptive though in its ordinariness. From the top of Keal Hill just about two hundred metres to the north there is an impressive panoramic view especially for such an unremarkable […]
The Bluestone Heath Ridgeway.
The exit from the roundabout opposite the entrance to Gunby Hall is the A1028, which climbs steadily onto Long Rigg. This is confirmed when the road takes a sharp right after passing the entrance to a chalk quarry and then at a sharp left turn it joins up with the course of the old […]