Lincoln to Bardney to via The Water Rail Way Trail National Cycle Route No1

Lincoln to Bardney – The Water Rail Way Cycle Path National Cycle Route No1

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A flat 9 mile cycle route which takes you from Lincoln to the village of Bardney. The Water Rail Way is a purpose built path along the route of a disused railway line running alongside the River Witham. An ideal cycle ride for a family cycle ride. Look out for the sculptures along the route.

The historic city of Lincoln has a cathedral built in 1092 and a castle which was built in the late 11th century on the site of a pre existing Roman fortress. You will find plenty of shops, bars and cafes to explore in Lincoln.


Starting from Waterside South which is just off Broadgate A15 on the south bank of the river. Cycle eastwards towards Washingborough with the river on your left hand side as you cycle along. After about 500 yards you pass over the railway line and come to the end of Waterside South where you meet with The Water Rail Way Trail straight ahead of you. The Water Rail Way Trail is part of The National Cycle Route No1.

Cycle along the trail which is lined with trees for the first few hundred yards and then after that you find yourself cycling along the river bank through the open countryside. After about a mile and a quarter you pass Washingborough on your right hand side. There has been a settlement there since The Iron Age.
Continue to cycle along the trail towards Bardney and admire the scenic views as you cycle through the Lincolnshire countryside and keep an eye out for the wildlife in the area. If you want some refreshments along the route, about half way between Washingborough and Bardney you can turn off the trail along Five Mile Lane and stop at the Barn Nursery and Tea Room for a rest.

As you approach the village of Bardney the trail takes you over a small bridge and 500 yards after the bridge you TURN LEFT off the trail along Station Road which takes you the short distance in to the village. In the village you will find a couple of pubs for refreshments.

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