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Viking helmet on yellow discViking Way

Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Rutland

237 km / 147 miles
The Way is so named because it crosses an area which was occupied by Norse invaders. From the banks of the River Humber it crosses the Lincolnshire Wolds to Caistor, then along the Bain valley to Horncastle from where the Spa Trail is followed along the trackbed of a former railway to Woodhall Spa and along the Witham Valley, crossing flat fenland to Lincoln. Turning along the limestone escarpment of Lincoln Cliff and over Lincoln Heath, the route of the prehistoric Sewstern Lane is traced to reach Woolsthorpe Locks on the Grantham Canal. Another section of Sewstern Lane and other old tracks are followed to Thistleton from where the Way takes field paths and lanes past Greetham, Exton and Rutland Water. At Oakham it links with the Macmillan Way and the Hereward Way.

See also E-Routes (E2).


Waymark: Viking helmet on yellow disc
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Viking helmet on yellow disc
Attributes: Easy
Start: TA028234 - Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SK862087 - Oakham, Rutland View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Lincolnshire CC Viking Way Guidebook Downloads Saleby Jogging Centre - Viking Way [blog] Viking Way in 15 parts [YouTube video] Caistor Arts & Heritage Centre

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Badge Badge for Viking Way  (Lincoln Ramblers )


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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 (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 106, 107, 112, 113, 121, 122, 130, 141
OS Landranger Active 106, 107, 112, 113, 121, 122, 130, 141
OS Explorer 234, 247, 272, 273, 281, 282, 284
OS Explorer Active 234, 247, 272, 273, 281, 282, 284

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

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< 1 km
36 km
Hostel Accommodation
1 km
44 km
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4 km
47 km
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89 km

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Viking Way GPX Exchange Format Route File
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Viking Way
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Route Profile:

235.7 km (146.5 miles)
2,272 m (7,454 ft) ascent
162 m (531 ft)  maximum height

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