I was looking for a winter walk I could do this weekend, one that wasn’t too muddy and didn’t involve a long car journey, and I discovered a series of walks based around a local railway line.
The Poacher Line is the name given to the section of mainland railway that runs between Nottingham and Skegness. Lincolnshire County Council has designed a set of seven walks linking the railway stations along the route – called The Poacher Line Railway Walks.
You don’t have to be a railway enthusiast, as the walks don’t necessarily follow the railway line. The theory is that you can undertake a linear walk from one station to another, and then catch a train back to your start point. And, as everyone knows, linear walks are much more satisfying than circular walks, because they give you the feeling of being a proper traveller, as opposed to simply going for an aimless amble. Continue reading Poacher Line Railway Walk: Grantham Canal