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Winding through North Kesteven's wonderful countryside are over 130 miles of way marked STEPPING OUT walks.  Accompanied by detailed walk leaflets, they are an ideal way of discovering the woodlands, villages and country churches which make up our landscape.

Walks along or near the Spires & Steeples Arts and Heritage Trail can be downloaded from the links below.

Nocton and Dunston

Ancient woodland and fens provide two beautiful walks setting out from the historic villages of Nocton and Dunston.
Walk 1: Distance 4 miles/6.4km                                      Walk 2: Distance 2.8 miles/4.5km

Nocton Village Trail

Dowload a pdf of Nocton Village trail leaflet, talking you on a walk around Nocton's historic buildings, spots of natural beauty and the many artworks created by artsNK working with the local community.


A walk through the beautiful parkland and farmland surrounding this delightful village
Distance 3.8miles/6.1km

Scopwick and Kirkby Green

Two walks on ancient bridleways and lanes to explore the rich countryside around these neighboroughing villages.
Walk 1: Distance 2.3 miles/3.7km                           Walk 2: Distance 1.9 miles/3km

Car Dyke by Wood and Fen

Discover the mysteries of the Roman Car Dyke and enjoy panoramic views along the fenland edge.
Walk 1: Distance 3 miles/4.9km                             Walk 2: Distance 4 miles/6.3km

Martin/Metheringham Barff

A walk rich in variety with sweeping views across the dens and exploring the site of the old RAF Metherigham with its evocative memorial.
Distance 6.3miles/10.1km

Bloxholm and Brauncewell

Discover the sites of ancient medieval villages along these woodland and pasture walks.
Distance 3.4 miles/5.5km

The Eastern Slea

This walk follows the Slea eastwards on a linear walk to Haverholme Priory.
Distance 3.75 miles/6km

Sleaford Riverside Walk

This route contains circular walks westwards towards North and South Rauceby
Distance 6.4 miles/10.3km

A leaflet giving an overview of all the walks throughout North Kesteven can be downloaded here:

Go Stepping Out

When in Sleaford...

An arts & heritage trail featuring 18 bronze artworks created by artist David Mackie that highlights historic buildings, other artworks and natural spaces in Sleaford. 

Many of the paths have been provided by the goodwill of local landowners.  These are marked by Highways Act signs.  No special permission is needed to use these paths, but walkers are asked to help to ensure a continued welcome by only using the waymarked paths and keeping dogs on a lead.  Where paths cross pasture young stock may be present. Further advice can be found at www.countrysidenk.co.uk  and following the link "Safety in the Countryside"