- From - to: Harby to Lincoln via Skellingthorpe
- Distance: 6 miles
- Type: Disused railway path
- Surface: Smooth-surfaced paths
- National Cycle Network: Route 64
This traffic-free route takes you from the Nottinghamshire village of Harby into the ancient city of Lincoln. It was primarily designed as a direct commuter route for local people wanting to avoid the indirect and busy B1190 and A46(T), but it is enjoying a double life as a leisure facility for people wanting an attractive place to ride their bikes away from the traffic.
From Harby, the route follows a dismantled railway line through the countryside to Skellingthorpe and on to Lincoln, where the towpath of the roman Fossdyke canal takes you to Lincoln's Brayford Pool, a stretch of open water where the canal meets the river Witham.
If you want a longer return ride, there is a circular route signed southwards along the river bank for two miles and then out on the lanes to Whisby Natural World and back to Harby (14 miles). Whisby Natural World is a nature park with lakes, woodland, ponds, grasslands, heath and a wealth of wildlife. The lakeside visitor centre has exhibitions on ecological themes, a café and a shop selling natural, Fairtrade and locally-sourced gifts.
- Old Wood, Skellingthorpe
- Lincoln Castle
- Lincoln Cathedral
- Lincoln Medieval Bishop's Palace
- Whisby Natural World
To make sure everyone gets the most out of their time by the water, please ensure you follow the Towpath Code.
Map shows the National Cycle Network and local routes in this area.
This traffic-free route takes you from the Nottinghamshire village of Harby into the ancient city of Lincoln.