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 receive hardcopies by contacting calling  01636 892836 or email






Here’s our Stepping Out countryside walks leaflets:

Stepping Out Welbourn Village and Ridge
Stepping Out Welbourn Parish
Stepping Out Thorpe on the Hill
Stepping Out Temple Bruer and the Knights Templar
Stepping Out South Rauceby and Rauceby Hall
Stepping Out Sleaford Riverside
Stepping Out Skellingthorpe Old Wood
Stepping Out Scopwick Loop
Stepping Out River Witham Circular
Stepping Out On Lincoln Edge
Stepping Out Nocton Wood
Stepping Out Nocton and Car Dyke
Stepping Out Navenby and the Viking Way
Stepping Out Morton and Tunman Wood
Stepping Out Martin and Metheringham Barff
Stepping Out Hill Holt Wood
Stepping Out High Wood and North Rauceby
Stepping Out Heckington Fen
Stepping Out Dunston Village Circular
Stepping Out Dunston Fen Circular
Stepping Out Doddington Circular
Stepping Out Culverthorpe Hall and Gardens
Stepping Out Bloxholm Estate Circular
Stepping Out Blankney Circuit
Stepping Out Aubourn’s Two Churches
Stepping Out Aubourn Country Trail
Stepping Out Around Kirkby Green
Stepping Out Around Doddington’s Roads and Bridleways

Spires and Steeples

Spires and Steeples Part 1 Lincoln to Branston
Spires and Steeples Part 2 Branston to Metheringham
Spires and Steeples Part 3 Metheringham to Ruskington
Spires and Steeples Part 4 Ruskington to Sleaford


Ridges and Furrows

Ridges and Furrows Part 1 Sleaford to Cranwell
Ridges and Furrows Part 2 Cranwell to Wellingore
Ridges and Furrows Part 3 Wellingore to Waddington
Ridges and Furrows Part 4 Waddington to Whisby