On Saturday 13th October 2018 we drove to Tealby, the start of the Tealby, Walesby, Claxby and Normanby-le-Wold Walk. This roller coaster route over Lincolnshire’s highest Wolds is, according to the information on the route guide, the County’s classic hill walk.
The weather was windy but very warm as we left the village of Tealby and headed over way marked paths and tracks to reach the mediaeval village of Walesby , here we stopped to take a look at All Saints church, a church who’s mediaeval interior has survived, and to admire the modern stained glass window depicting Christ with C20th ramblers and Cyclists before moving on down to the ‘new’ village of Walesby. From Walesby we picked up The Viking Way for a short time before diverting left to the village of Claxby and yet another interesting church. Once inside St Mary’s church the misalignment of the nave and chancel becomes very obvious. The church looked very festive as it was being decorated for harvest festival. leaving Claxby and walking up a very steep footpath we reached the highest point on our walk and the down into Normanby-le-Wold to again pick up the Viking Way for our return to Tealby and tea and cake at its vintage tearooms.
The route had a lot to interest the walker from great views, including Lincoln cathedral, and the Humber Bridge, pretty villages with interesting old churches, and a large heard of deer.