Long Bennington Viking Way

A Long Bennington walk posted on 18/02/17 by cpugenesis. Update : 24/01/18

A nice, short walk across the countryside in Long Bennington just off the A1.

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h35[?]
Distance Distance : 5.6mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 62ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 62ft
Highest point Highest point : 148ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 72ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Long Bennington
Starting point Starting point : N 52.988586° / W 0.74984°
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(D) Long Bennington

  • Start off in Long Bennington on Church Street. You will see the signs for Viking Way footpath.
  • Follow ally way to bridge and cross the bridge.
  • Go straight across the field coming out on the road, you are at Westborough
  • Walk past the church and across next field
  • Go will reach a stoney path, go straight across.
  • You will come out at the back of Foston church

(1) Foston

  • Turn left at road and left on the corner junction and next right
  • Follow road to bottom and onto path
  • Look out for public footpath crossing, and turn left
  • Follow path up and will reach a cross junction, turn right

- If you want a shorter walk you can follow straight up and turn left onto the Viking Way return

  • Path will be clearly set, but will reach another field, head across field with a slight left heading
  • You will reach the small river / beck, cross the bridge and turn left, following path
  • Left again onto Viking way

(2) Viking Way return

  • Follow viking way path and will reach the road
  • Turn right and follow road until you see public footpath to left, and gated stoney road
  • Turn left into path, and follow. You will join the stoney road/path.
  • Follow stoney road / path. Keep an eye out for the path turn off to the right. It may be difficult to see.

- This is the same path we followed up in the beginning

  • Cross field which will take you back to Westborough
  • Follow path next to church crossing small field
  • You will reach the field with path back to Long Bennington.

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. mi 0 - Church Street in Long Bennington
1 : mi 1.78 - alt. mi 1.78 - Foston
2 : mi 3.33 - alt. mi 3.33 - Viking Way return
D/A : mi 5.6 - alt. mi 5.6 - Church Street in Long Bennington

Useful Information

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