Central England – Tealby, Lincolnshire
Distance: 20km/12½ miles
Type: Country churches
Where: Circular walk from Tealby via Walesby, Normanby le Wold and Stainton le Vale in the Lincolnshire Wolds.
Start/End: Tealby village hall (TF158908).
Terrain: Some hills but moderate walking overall on good, well-established paths.
Maps: OS Explorer 282; Landranger 113.
Far from the flat, arable land that typifies the rest of the county, the Lincolnshire Wolds are a beautiful range of rolling hills running from the River Humber in the north to Spilsby in the south. This leisurely circular walk offers some of the best views of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty from the hilltops that surround the chocolate-box village of Tealby, using parts of the long-distance Viking Way. As well as the impressive estate of Stainton Hall, the route visits four must-see Norman churches, including one in Walesby – known as the Ramblers’ Church – that features a unique stained-glass window of Jesus walking among modern-day ramblers and cyclists. A truly spiritual experience for any walker!
Click below to see a route profile and view the route on an Ordnance Survey map