Round Binbrook Walk

A Binbrook walk posted on 26/07/19 by Lincolnshire Wolds. Update : 23/08/19

This walk explores the area around the village in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds. The walk starts in the old Market Place, and although markets are no longer held here, it is still an important trading area of the village with many local shops.

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h35[?]
Distance Distance : 5.27km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 44m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 52m
Highest point Highest point : 88m
Lowest point Lowest point : 60m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Binbrook
Starting point Starting point : N 53.428675° / W 0.180216°
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Description

Starting the walk in Market Place, walk towards the Plough Inn on the Louth Road. Go past the church on your left and take the bridleway on the right up to the hill. At the top of the hill, turn right on a footpath and walk down the hill, cross over a small stream and enter the southern end of St Mary’s Lane.

(1) Turn left along the narrow part of St Mary’s Lane, cross the stile and bear right across the grass field to a stile next to the last bungalow on Ludford Road.

(2) Turn right and follow the road ahead through Market Place, turn left at the T junction (by the old ‘Marquis of Granby’ pub). Cross the road with care and continue to the school.

Garlic Mustard - Look out for the white flowers of garlic mustard in the spring. Crush the leaves for its distinctive smell! Orange tip and green-veined white caterpillars feed on this plant which is also known as Jack-by-the-hedge.

Turn right on the footpath across the school playground and continue along School Lane. On entering North Halls, continue straight ahead until it joins the Grimsby Road, opposite the pump. Cross Grimsby Road and turn left.

(3) Continue on the Grimsby Road up to the hill for a short distance and turn left along the public footpath. At the water treatment plant, cross the stream and follow the line of the stream to the old watermill.

Binbrook Water Mill - Water still flows through the mill-race at the mill, sometimes known as Cock Mill because it is thought cock fighting used to take place here. Above the mill is the drier chalk grassland, whilst below the grassland is wetter, even waterlogged at times.

(4) Cross the stream using the bridge and join the track up the hill.

(5) At the road turn right and follow it back to the Market Place. Take extreme care as there is very little grass verge and the road is often busy.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0 - Market Place
1 : km 0.87 - alt. km 0.87 - St Mary's Lane
2 : km 1.16 - alt. km 1.16
3 : km 2.67 - alt. km 2.67 - Grimsby Road
4 : km 3.79 - alt. km 3.79
5 : km 4.49 - alt. km 4.49
D/A : km 5.27 - alt. km 5.27 - Market Place

Useful Information

Maps: OS Explorer Map 282

Parking: Considerate parking in the village.

Terrain: A mixture of footpaths, tracks and roadside walking - may be muddy in places.

Stiles: A few.

Refreshments & Toilets: Pub and shop in the village, (ask for toilet key in the village shop).

The Lincolnshire Wolds is a nationally important and cherished landscape. Most of it was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1973. Covering an area of 558 square kilometres or 216 square miles, the AONB contains the highest ground in eastern England between Yorkshire and Kent, rising to over 150m along its western edge. Rolling chalk hills and areas of sandstone and clay underlie this attractive landscape.

The Lincolnshire Wolds has been inhabited since prehistoric times and the appearance of the countryside today has been greatly influenced by past and present agricultural practices.

A Countryside Service helps to protect and enhance the landscape through partnership projects with local landowners, farmers, parish councils, businesses and residents of the Wolds.

Office Address :
Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service
Navigation Warehouse
Riverhead Road
Louth
Lincs LN11 0DA

Phone: 01522 555780 Twitter: @LincsWoldsAONB

Website: https://www.lincswolds.org.uk

Hikideas and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

The Parish Church of St Mary and St Gabriel - There were formerly two churches in Binbrook. The church of St Gabriel fell into disrepair through lack of finance and by 1822 had become a ruin. The church of St Mary also became progressively more dilapidated and suffered from over a century of neglect, both physical and spiritual. The present parish church opened in 1869, with its impressive size and soaring spire was partly built of stone from the previous two churches, but mainly using local stone. The architect was James Fowler of Louth.

RAAF 460 Squadron Memorial - The Royal Australian Air Force 460 Squadron operated as a heavy bomber squadron during the period 1941 - 1945, being based first at RAF Breighton in Yorkshire and, from May 1943, at RAF Binbrook. Throughout this period, the squadron was involved in intensive operations and the memorial is a tribute to over nine hundred Australian airmen who gave their lives flying from Breighton and Binbrook. The squadron roll of honour can be seen in the church.

Grimsby Road Pump - This 19th century pump was built on a ramp to allow water carts to fill up more easily. Hill farmers came to the village regularly to get the water needed at harvest time for steam threshing machines as well as for brewing to quench the thirst of their workers. The rings in the brickwork were for tethering horses.

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