Haxey Circular Health Walk

Another lovely walk organised by the North Lincs Health Walks Partnership

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This walk could be found as part of the North Lincolnshire Health Walks Partnership’s schedule of organised led walks in 2012. These walks are intended for anyone looking to get outside, get some fresh air and enjoy a walk in a social environment. This particular walk may no longer be part of this seasons timetable, which you can view here. If it is not and you would like to know when this walk is next scheduled, feel free to contact the health walk coordinator Christine Johnson at christine.johnson@northlincs.gov.uk. For specific details, see below.

Alternatively you can view the map below, download the attached map or note down the directions we have provided below and enjoy this walk in your own time or company!


2.6 miles


Haxey Church. There is a short road in front of the Church where cars may be parked or indeed along the High Street. At weekends this area may be busy due to Church functions. Take A161 at Junction 2 of the M180 following signposts to Gainsborough, passing through Belton, Epworth and Low Burnham before the sign on the right for Haxey can be seen. Follow this road until a junction with a raised triangularabout containing trees. Turn right and soon the church can be seen.

Here’s our route

  • From the car park turn left and cross the road walking uphill for a short distance.
  • Turn right along a lane which soon bears left climbing slightly walking on the road until the houses are reached when a footpath/pavement is followed descending now down Upperthorpe Hill.
  • At the lovely village pond turn left into Commonside and follow it to its end at a T junction.
  • Turn right here and cross the road and proceed to a mini-roundabout.
  • The walk here turns left along Akeferry Road. However, if you wish to follow an interesting ½ mile diversion, turn right across the road down a lane, turn first left and follow a path by the side of the Playing Field. This rejoins the route at point 6.
  • From Akeferry Road, turn left, past the school and Village Hall.
  • Cross the road and turn right down Sandbeds Lane, past Sandbeds Farm and then the track rises steadily terminating on the metalled Church Lane.
  • Turn right past the Church to the car park.


The walk follows pavements and roads gently uphill to Upperthorpe and then more steeply downhill to the pond. From Points 3 to 5 this is roadside pavements with minimal gradient. If the main route is followed to Point 6 this is roadside pavement. If the diversion is followed, these are good level wide tracks. Sandbeds Lane is a good wide track which rises steadily back to the Church.


Between 1 hour and 1½ hours at a leisurely pace.


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