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.
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.
Our last community walk
About 25 walkers accompanied by several dogs turned out for a stroll on a warm Friday evening from Westwoodside Village Hall around the tracks north of the villages and then, passing the church, back to Westwoodside for refreshments. The evening format is one which we must try again, next summer.
Our next organised walk is likely to be in December but until then there are plenty of paths and tracks around this parish you can explore. A selection of walks are described, together with maps and images of key way points, on the website.
Walking in Haxey Parish
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.
This is a rural parish, rich in wildlife over the fields and within the nature reserves.
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. Last meeting notes are here.
We have close links with Haxey and West Woodside Heritage Society who have provided most of the pictures of old Haxey. The society meet on the second Thursday of every month at 7:30 in West Woodside Hall. They warmly welcome new members and visitors. A program of their meetings for this year can be seen here together with links to all of our photographs and some articles of local history.
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.
At the end of December the IoAaHC sponsored a new information board now in place on the old rail line (The Greenway). Have a look as you're passing.