Saturday, 5 December 2020

Wolds Walking at Otby

 It was a beautiful morning this morning as we drove along the A46 to Caistor and then along the High Street heading for Walesby to walk the Otby Circuit.  Otby is a tiny hamlet immediately north of Walesby and today consists of Otby Farm and a couple of cottages.  Unfortunately the attractive valley running north towards Normanby is private and cannot be walked.  Sad, as there is an attractive, spring fed trout lake set in it.

We parked up in the walkers' car park at Walesby village hall and were soon heading along the track to Mill House Farm.  The old farm here has been demolished and replaced with a new build which appears destined to be a riding stables.  Walking round the back of the farm we were soon heading steeply uphill towards Otby with fine views across to Lincoln Cathedral.  The ground was sodden and the sound of running water accompanied us throughout. Once at Otby House it was a pleasant road walk back down the hill to Walesby.  It is only a short walk but one that gives excellent views.

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