Monday, 13 February 2012

No.9: Caistor Challenge

A circular route providing scenic views of the Lincolnshire Wolds, The Caistor Challenge takes in eight villages and churches and passes the county's highest point.
A 'sister' LDP to The Caistor Challenge Alternative, it utilises The Viking Way between Tealby and Caistor, and the paths to the west between Caistor and Claxby that constitute the early stages of The Lindsey Loop.
Willingham Woods provided a convenient start and finish point for the run, which was completed in an anti-clockwise direction.

Sunday 13th February, 25 miles

Those two again...

...tagging along with me on another cold and wet adventure.

Into Dog Kennel Woods.

Bridge over the beck.

Stopping to shed layers, early on.

A touch of the Orient at Tree Tops, North Willingham

Looking back on Tealby...

...Lincolnshire's Best Kept Village 1997.

A steady climb towards Risby.

'Fancy a spot of shopping?'

Seeking sanctuary at The Ramblers' Church, Walesby.

Hiking the steep section from Walesby towards Normanby-le-Wold.

Looking back towards the church.

Passing the Golf Ball Tower in search of Lincolnshire's summit.

Hidden by a hedgerow in a remote field... a trig pillar marks the highest point in Lincolnshire (551 ft).

 The Highest Men in Lincolnshire, part 1...

...part 2...

...part 3.

Knee-deep drifts? No problem!

Descending into the Nettleton Valley.

Access denied at the Chalk Pit.


My Little Pony, Nettleton Grange.

Fire Station, Caistor.

Looping back from Caistor to Nettleton.

A last drink before the final push for home.

Heading for Claxby.

The last church - St. Mary's, Claxby.


Legging it to Nova Scotia Bridge.

  Back to the start.

One more in the bag!

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