North Lincolnshire

Route: Burton Stather to Winteringham

Area: North Lincolnshire

Date of walk: 20th July 2014

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 10.4 miles

Weather: sunny and warm, hazy, gradually clouded over

As this is a linear walk, we needed two cars and I left mine at Winteringham Church, then Gilly dropped me off at Burton Stather enabling me to walk back

The path out of the village followed the top of The Cliff, which is not so much of a cliff but an escarpment which gives great views over the River Trent. Further along the path at Alkborough there were views of the confluence of the Rivers Trent Ouse and Humber

At Alkborough I descended a permissive path down the escarpment to the Flats, a wildlife haven where I enjoyed some wonderful sightings including a barn owl, bearded tits, snipe, lapwing, curlew and much else besides. Further along the way I saw an avocet and a marsh harrier. This was a fantastic section for anyone interested in bird spotting

The surrounding landscape may be flat but there’s plenty of interest along the route, now known as the South Humber Heritage Trail (click here for more), and I really enjoyed the walk from start to finish

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