Latest News: The LDWA 50th Hundred Read more

'OCW' and name in green on white discOpencast Way


51 km / 32 miles
The Opencast Way is a 32-mile circular walk around Scunthorpe utilising the Scunthorpe Ridge Walk and public footpaths through parts of the adjacent parishes of Bottesford, Messingham, Holme, Broughton, Appleby, Roxby cum Risby, Winterton, Burton upon Stather and Flixborough. The Ridge Walk traverses the old parishes of Crosby, Scunthorpe, Frodingham, Brumby and Ashby, now incorporated into the town of Scunthorpe. The route is titled after the method of extraction of the many and varied mineral deposits which was historically practiced in the Scunthorpe area, and in some instances still continued today. Typical examples are limestone, gravel, sand and, of course, the mineral synonymous with Scunthorpe, iron ore.

A route description is downloadable from the link below and contains a wealth of background detail about the past industries, geology and sites passed en route.


Waymark: 'OCW' and name in green on white disc
Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: 'OCW' and name in green on white disc
Attributes: Average Gradients
Industrial History
Start and Finish: SE878121 - Atkinsons Warren Car Park, Ferry Road, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2015

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Route Description - PDF Opencast Way  (Scunthorpe Wednesday Walkers  - 2015 ) Download File


You can use the interactive controls to zoom in and out and to move around the map, or click on a path or a marker for more info.(interactive map help)

Show Connected Path Outlines
Paths Marked on OS mapping

Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 112
OS Landranger Active 112
OS Explorer 280, 281, 291
OS Explorer Active 280, 281, 291

Connected Paths:

Paths Marked on OS mapping


Reminder: Material downloaded from this website is for personal use only. Commercial use, reproduction, modification of all content is strictly prohibited without prior approval by the LDWA. Please Contact Us if you have any requests.

Route Profile:

51.2 km (31.8 miles)
456 m (1,496 ft) ascent
64 m (210 ft)  maximum height

This website uses cookies

To comply with EU Directives we are informing you that our website uses cookies for services such as memberships and Google Analytics.

Your data is completely safe and we do not record any personally identifiable information.

Please click the button to acknowledge and approve our use of cookies during your visit.

Learn more about the Cookie Law