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Spa Trail – Horncastle to Woodhall Spa – Part 1

The Spa Trail – Thornton Lodge near Horncastle to Martin Bridge

The Spa Trail is 3 miles long and leads from Horncastle to Sandy Lane near Woodhall Spa.  It follows a section of the disused Horncastle to Woodhall Spa Railway, it is also part of the much longer Viking Way.  The trail consists of a hard core surface throughout, which makes it ideal for pushchairs, wheelchairs as well as walking in all weathers, as there are no muddy sections or sections that take you through fields.

Spa-Trial-Map

Spa Trail Map

I parked my car at the small car park near Thornton Lodge (you are here on the image above) and walked along the trail till I reached Martin Bridge and then walked back.  In another post I will do the other part of the trail from Martin Bridge to Sandy Lane.

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View from the Car Park at Thornton Lodge

Along the trail there are several sculptures made from stone, wood and metal, as well as information boards, which make the trail an interesting walk for children and adults.

The Spa trail initially runs alongside the Horncastle canal and then goes through farmland.

 

Horncastle_Canel_Information_Board

The various sculptures and information boards along the trail add interest.  When I walked along the trail in early spring there were lambs and sheep in an adjacent field.  Parts of the trail go through trees so keep an eye out for different birds.

Sculpture-information-board

 

Here are some of pictures of the sculptures

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Metal Heron Sculpture on the Spa Trail

 

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Wooden Fern seat

 

Metal-Viking-Ship

Metal Viking Ship Sculpture near Martin Bridge

 

Wooden-Diving-Otter

Wooden Diving Otter Sculpture

 

Martin-Bridge-Old-Railway-Line

Martin Bridge looking towards Horncastle

 

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Spa Trail – Horncastle to Woodhall Spa

 

Beware-Snakes-Sign

Not the usual sign you expect to see

I did this walk in the Spring of 2015, if you would like to see more pictures from the walk head over to my Facebook Page Lincs Out and About