Stepping Out is a collection of walks through quiet, unspoilt countryside in the heart of rural Lincolnshire.


North Kesteven is a district of picturesque villages and exquisite medieval churches, a living landscape steeped in history and rich in wildlife. North Kesteven is also the home of the Royal Air Force, boasting a wealth of aviation history with airfields past and present, as well as RAF College Cranwell. These walks have been carefully chosen to bring our unique heritage to life and with accessible routes ranging from less than three to nine miles, there is a walk for everyone to go Stepping Out!


The Stepping Out network captures the five distinct landscape types that characterise North Kesteven: enjoy the drama of the Lincoln Cliff escarpment, with its breathtaking views over the Trent and Witham Vales to the west; discover lost villages and the forgotten history of the Knights Templar among the fertile fields and Roman byways of the Dip Slope as it falls to the east; explore the edge of the fens along the Car Dyke and the River Witham, with spectacular views of Lincoln Cathedral dominating the skyline to the north; or take a stroll through the undulating Kesteven Uplands of the south with its stone built manors, villages and farms bounded by thorny hedges and connected by wide-verged lanes. The Stepping Out network is managed by Hill Holt Wood and covers over 130 miles, each walk being accompanied by a detailed leaflet which you can download below. Alternatively you can recieve hardcopies by contacting calling  01636 892836 or email


Here’s our Stepping Out countryside walks leaflets:

Welbourn walks

Aubourn and Haddington

Doddington walks

Skellingthorpe Old Wood

Riverside walk

Rauceby walks

Thorpe-on-the-Hill and Tunman Wood

Bloxholm and Brauncewell

Wellingore and Temple Bruer

Nocton and Dunston walks

Blankney walk

Culverthorpe walks


RiverWitham walks

Martin_and_Metheringham_Barff_walks Scopwick_and_Kirkby_Green

The Eastern Slea

Hill Holt Wood and other walks