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The Viking Way

The Viking Way

A 147-mile, way-marked walking route that stretches from the banks of the River Humber, through Lincoln, and ends in Rutland. Perfect for exploring the outdoors again after lockdown.

To help limit the spread of coronavirus, from Thursday 5th November 2020 you may leave your home for specific reasons only, including to exercise outdoors or visit an outdoor public place, with the people you live with, with your support bubble or, when on your own.

Please read the full guidance and restrictions online here, stay safe, and remain socially distant while enjoying time and exercising outdoors.

Explore outdoors once again and enjoy Lincolnshire’s scenic route along the Viking Way.

This long distance walking route is so named as it traverses the area occupied by Norse invaders in the 9th century - naming the region Danelaw. Many remains from this period have been found in the area that the Viking Way passes through, and villages and towns today still bear its influence in their names ending with 'by', meaning village, and 'thorp', meaning hamlet.

From the banks of the River Humber the route crosses the Lincolnshire Wolds - past Caistor and Horncastle - and into the Witham Valley, crossing flat fenland to Lincoln. The route follows a path into the Lincoln Cathedral grounds from the north, down Steep Hill and High Street, and out the city past South Common.

From Lincoln the route enters North Kesteven and takes field-paths and lanes past Greetham, Exton and Rutland Water. The route ends at Oakham where it links with the Macmillan Way and the Hereward Way.

For details and more information, download the map of The Viking Way or see the Lond Distance Walkers Association website.

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