Map of Haxey amenities

Below are maps of Haxey and adjoining Westwoodside showing the major facilities for visiting walkers to the parish. There is a PDF download of each map here:

Car parks and refreshments Haxey                    Westwoodside facilities

Image of a map of the carparks, shops, cafe and pubs in Haxey

 

Image of a map of the carpark, shops and pub in Westwoodside

Haxey – Westwoodside – Burnham – East Lound – Graizelound

Haxey Parish is a large rural area with over 40 miles of footpaths. It is located in the Isle of Axholme whch has many historic connections. E.g.the 12th century St Nicholas church, the Haxey Hood ancient “game” that takes place every year on 6th January. There are also Sites of Special Scientific Interest featuring rare flora.
Haxey is also on a hill ( the former Isle before the drainage of the surrounding land in the 17th century ) and offers long distance views of the surrounding countryside.
Three long distance foot paths also past through the Parish. These are ;-
Trent Valley Way ( length 77 miles )
Peatland Way ( length 50 miles )
Vermuyden Way ( length 25 miles )

Haxey church

St Nicholas Church is the largest building in the Isle of Axeholme and is sometimes known as The Cathedral of the Isle.

This is a good starting point for many of the walks.

Haxey Hood

Begun in the 14th century the Haxey Hood is an ancient traditional game played between the villages of Haxey and Westwoodside on the sixth of January, every year. It is one of England’s oldest events.

The game and the officials responsible for it raise a lot of money for local charities. More information on the “Hood” and the game’s origins can be found here.

Haxey Turbary

A site of special Scientific Interest (SSI) Haxey Turbary is presently in the care of Lincolnshire Trust. It is an area where peat turves were cut by parishioners. It has a complex mixture of wet and dry areas. Birch woodland and fen plants grow including heather, cotton grass, bog rosemary and bog moss.

Refreshments

Drinks and refreshments can be obtained at the local public houses and shops:

Carpenters Arms, Westwoodside

Langholme Lane, off Akeferry Road farm shop and cafe (open Thursday to Sunday)

Westwoodside Stores and Post Office, Westwoodside

Co-op Store, Haxey

Duke William, Haxey

The Loco Haxey (evenings only)

Greenhills Store and Post Office, Haxey

Low Street Store, Haxey

Mowbrays Cafe, Haxey