Barnack Hills and Holes National Nature Reserves

Barnack Hills and Holes National Nature Reserves

Location Details

Address

Off Wittering Road
Barnack
Stamford

Trail

We think the countryside should be accessible for everyone so we've walked some of the country's top nature trails and documented the accessibility along the way. Our trail routes below let you see what obstacles you may encounter on the way with information on the different gradients, gates, terrain and much more.

The Limestone Walk.

Route description

This route starts in the car park on Wittering Road.

This route starts in the car park on Wittering Road.

The route is direct from the car park, there are way markers and signs at the start of the route.

The route is direct from the car park, there are way markers and signs at the start of the route.

The route begins with a steep, narrow incline. There is also a camber to the pathway.

The route begins with a steep, narrow incline. There is also a camber to the pathway.

At the top of the incline there is a gate with a trombone handle.

At the top of the incline there is a gate with a trombone handle.

Follow pathway straight ahead over uneven ground.

Follow pathway straight ahead over uneven ground.

The ground surface consists of natural trodden ground with a layer of grass.

The ground surface consists of natural trodden ground with a layer of grass.

Continue ahead past the first way marker at 60 metres.

Continue ahead past the first way marker at 60 metres.

The ground undulates on the way to the second way marker.

The ground undulates on the way to the second way marker.

At 230 metres continue head through the 5 bar gate with a trombone handle.

At 230 metres continue head through the 5 bar gate with a trombone handle.

There are seats available after this gate.

There are seats available after this gate.

The grass pathway continues, with rocks embedded in the surface, after the second way marker .

The grass pathway continues, with rocks embedded in the surface, after the second way marker .

There is another way marker at 375 metres.

There is another way marker at 375 metres.

Scenic View.

Scenic View.

Scenic View.

Scenic View.

The pathway continues towards a stone wall at the end of the nature reserve.

The pathway continues towards a stone wall at the end of the nature reserve.

At 550 metres the path turns to the left.

At 550 metres the path turns to the left.

Proceed through the gate with a trombone handle.

Proceed through the gate with a trombone handle.

Continue along the pathway that runs alongside the perimeter wall.

Continue along the pathway that runs alongside the perimeter wall.

Take care as there are exposed tree roots along this path.

Take care as there are exposed tree roots along this path.

At 633 metres another pathway joins from the left. Proceed ahead.

At 633 metres another pathway joins from the left. Proceed ahead.

At 750 metres follow the path to the left.

At 750 metres follow the path to the left.

At 825 metres the path begins to undulate once again.

At 825 metres the path begins to undulate once again.

Scenic View.

Scenic View.

Continue along the edge of the nature reserve, following the pathway.

Continue along the edge of the nature reserve, following the pathway.

At 850 metres there are steep slopes with very uneven ground.

At 850 metres there are steep slopes with very uneven ground.

At 880 metres ther steep undulating slopes continue. On the next incline there are visible rocks protruding from the ground.

At 880 metres ther steep undulating slopes continue. On the next incline there are visible rocks protruding from the ground.

Scenic View.

Scenic View.

At 902 metres follow the pathway to right, around the hollow ridge area.

At 902 metres follow the pathway to right, around the hollow ridge area.

At this way marker the path bears to the right.

At this way marker the path bears to the right.

At 1.43km the way marker is next to the gate with a trombone handle.

At 1.43km the way marker is next to the gate with a trombone handle.

Once through the gate the pathway veers to the right hand side.

Once through the gate the pathway veers to the right hand side.

Scenic View.

Scenic View.

Scenic View.

Scenic View.

At 1.45km continue along the worn, narrow pathway.

At 1.45km continue along the worn, narrow pathway.

At 1.48km bear right on the pathway.

At 1.48km bear right on the pathway.

At 1.5km proceed along pathway, following the wire fence.

At 1.5km proceed along pathway, following the wire fence.

The route joins with the beginning of the circular trail.

The route joins with the beginning of the circular trail.

Exit through a 5 bar gate.

Exit through a 5 bar gate.

Follow the pathway down a steep decline from the gate.

Follow the pathway down a steep decline from the gate.

Route complete when back in the car park. Total route distance 1.53km.

Route complete when back in the car park. Total route distance 1.53km.

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