Vermuyden Way

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Start: Belton Car Park
Distance: 20 miles (32 km)
Grid Ref: SE782054
Climbing: 114 metres
Walk time: 6-10 hours
Days: 1-2

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Vermuyden Way is a cicruclar walking route in the Isle of Axholmew area in Lincolnshire. Supported by the Vermuyden Group of the Long Distance Walkers Association, the Vermuyden Way follows an elongated circuit along the artificial watercourses and low hills of the Isle of Axholme, much of which was marshland prior to the intervention of Cornelius Vermuyden, a Dutch land drainage engineer of the 17th century. From the nominal start of the route at the public car park near Belton Brickworks, and taken in an anti-clockwise direction, the Vermuyden Way visits Church Town, Belton, Bracon before crossing to the north side of the M80 motorway to reach Folly Drain, the most northernmost point on the walk. After a short walk along Folly Drain walking east to west the route heads south and east along River Tome and back to the south side of the M80 to reach Chestnut Farm. After a short stretch along a quiet road Greenholme Lane Drain is followed south to Birds Wood Nature Reserve and soon after the village of Westwoodside is reached. The southmost stage of the way is walked between Westwoodside and the neighbouring village of Haxey before the way tracks north back to the town of Epworth. Just beyond the town the walk ends back where it started.

Useful Links:
Vermuyden South Yorks LDWA
Long Distance Walkers Association

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