31 miles+ from Lincoln
The Haxey Strip Cycle Route


The Haxey Strip Cycle Route
Junction High Street and Church Street
Epworth
DN9 1ER

This circular route takes you through open arable farming countryside with fine views, quaint small villages and historic sites.

Starting Point: Junction High Street and Church Street Epworth
Finish point: Junction High Street and Church Street Epworth
Distance: 20 km / 13 miles

Highlights 

Epworth  
Along this route keep an eye out for the strip farming which was once prolific in the Isle of Axholme. A relic of medieval farming, the narrow strips covered almost all the cultivated ground. Each owner had several strips around the parish, giving everyone a variety of soils. Up until the 1970s much of this system survived, but now most strips are joined into wider areas more suitable for modern machinery.

Epworth Turbary  
A Lincolnshire Trust nature reserve. Here, landowner John de Mowbray, through the Mowbray Deed gave commoners the right to cut peat for fuel.  

Graizelound  
A small village where several surviving narrow farming strips can be seen, most of which are used for market garden crops.

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Junction High Street and Church Street
Epworth
DN9 1ER
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