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 roger@haxeywalkers.co.uk or to our Facebook page.  You can visit our page at fb.me/islewalks and send messages to our page at m.me/islewalks.

Community walks

Our walk on December 29th enjoyed good weather, over forty walkers and a selection of exceptionally well behaved dogs  See all pictures here.

Turning onto Rocket Lane

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.

Striding out 1st Sept

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 together with the agenda of the next AGM and notes from last years AGM.


All our meetings are open to anyone wishing to attend and you would be made very welcome. The next meeting, which is the Annual General meeting, will be on Wednesday 16th January at 7.00pm in Haxey Memorial Hall. Agenda and last meeting notes of the ordinary meeting are here.

Old pictures of Haxey

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.

View of Haxey Town Station taken from south of Low Street

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.