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Cycling in the Wolds

We’ve carefully planned out several cycling routes through the idyllic Lincolnshire Wolds, where you’re bound to find something ideal for you. Regardless of if you’re looking for a nice day out for you and the family, or if you want to challenge yourself with a much longer ride, we’ve got you sorted for all occasions. Take a look at our routes below to see if there’s something there that may take your interest.

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A wonderful introduction to our cycling routes portfolio. Starting from the Ormsby ring layby, you will circle South Ormsby Estate taking in spectacular views of the parkland around the sixteen century South Ormsby Hall which is nestled in the heart of the village. This seven miler takes you along the Bluestone Heath road from which you will feel like you are on top of the Wolds, on a clear day you can even see as far as Norfolk!
Peddling through the quaint little village of Tetford you will come across the White Hart pub, maybe stop for a drink before your return loop…if you decide to go clockwise, beware of the hill leaving Tetford it’s a steep one! The Massingberd Arms is a perfect penultimate stop also.

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Information Easy - 12 km / 7.5 miles
A winding road in the Lincolnshire Countryside


The idyllic country roads of Tennyson country beckon on this twenty-mile cycle ride. The hills coming out of Belchford are a little steep, so maybe it would be worth breaking the journey up with lunch at the Bluebell Inn or set off early and reward yourself with breakfast at Rachels Café in Hagworthingham. You may even decide that the picturesque countryside is rewarding enough! This route takes you through the little hamlet of Somersby the birthplace of poet laureate Alfred Lord Tennyson, other notable landmarks include Harrington Hall a grand country dwelling.

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Information Moderate - 33 km / 20.5 miles
A view of the Lincolnshire countryside


How about a ride to the seaside, to take in the sea air and expansive Lincolnshire sandy beaches? Begin your ride by passing the beautiful South Ormsby Hall and lush Parkland, home to the magnificent Massingberd-Mundy Lincoln Red cattle. On leaving the Estate, pass the ruin of St Andrews on your to the market town of Alford. Keep your eyes peeled for the Alford Wheelers and their long time president and bicycle shop owner, Fred James…

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Information Moderate - 56 km / 34.8 miles
Group cycling through the Lincolnshire Wolds


Follow in the tyre tracks of Albert James, President of the Alford Wheelers in the 60s who was well known for organising and marshalling cycling events. This is an ideal route for those looking to explore the Lincolnshire Wolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Fifty miles of quaint villages and hamlets, incredible views and a visit to the capital of the Wolds, Louth. There are many pubs to refresh you along your way including The Kings Head hotel that has the added bonus of cycle lock-up facilities.

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Information Hard - 81.6 km / 50.7 miles
Lincolnshire field filled with flowers


Have you got what it takes to complete “Sarge’s” loop? Named after Alford’s former Police Sargent and past president of Alford Wheelers, this route will fill your day with the highlights of the wonderful Lincolnshire Wold’s. You’ll also travel through “Bomber County”, home of the Lancaster Bombers, the quaint town of Horncastle and the charming sandy beaches of Saltfleet. Reward your efforts at one of many fine pubs along the way – you’ll have earnt it!

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Information Hard - 150 km / 93.2 miles
Lincolnshire landscape


Explore South Ormsby