We are adding more walk details and maps during 2019. The selection of shorter and longer walks is here with directions, photographs and maps
Maps of main starting points, car parks, shops, cafe and pubs are here. Together with some general information about the villages
A comprehensive maps of all the tracks and rights of way in the parish can be viewed here.
If you have (polite!) suggestions either on walks or links, if you have questions or wish to be added to our mailing list then please let us know either by email to email@example.com or to our Facebook page. You can visit our page at fb.me/islewalks and send messages to our page at m.me/islewalks.
The community walk on Saturday 1st of September was fortunate to have excellent weather. It took us from Haxey, along The Nooking up to High Burnham, across the fields to Low Burnham and finally along the Greenway back to Haxey Memorial Hall for "tea and biscuits" See pictures here.
The next community walk will be on the 29th of December, the Saturday between Christmas and Easter, again starting from Haxey Memorial Hall at 10.30a.m. The route will partly depend on the weather but will be about 4 miles.
About Haxey Walking
Haxey Parish is criss-crossed by over 40 miles of footpaths and bridleways. Walkers are faced with gentle slopes and flat fields interspersed with small woodlands ( including 2 SSI sites ) . With the River Idle walk on the southern boundary, a delightful wooded walk along a disused railway line, a maze of ancient rights of way and 3 long distance footpaths through the area there is plenty of variety. The Parish boasts 4 pubs, 2 cafes, accommodation, and 3 general stores.
About Haxey Parish Walkers are Welcome
Our group is part of the national organisation of Walkers are Welcome. WaW is a U.K. wide, community led network of accredited towns whose purpose is to develop and promote walking in areas with something different to offer. The website of the national organisation is here.
We share the aims given nationally also seeking to promote all we have in this rural parish for our own residents and visitors. The aims and constitution of Haxey Parish WaW are here.
All our meetings are open to anyone wishing to attend and you would be made very welcome. The next meeting will be on Wednesday 5th December at 7.00pm in Haxey Memorial Hall. Agenda and last meeting notes are here.
Recently added are some old pictures from around Haxey parish villages. We hope more will follow, if you have any of your own we would love to publish a copy. The aim is to link the information on our walks with the old pictures of places you walk by.
Haxey Walkers are Welcome is supported by Haxey Parish Council and the Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership