Stage 7: Metheringham to Blankney

START: Village Centre, Metheringham

DISTANCE: 1 mile : 1.5 kilometres

REFRESHMENTS: None on route

NOTES Parking is available in Metheringham in Prince's Street by the play area; otherwise use street parking, preferably off the High Street, which is always busy. Metheringham station is half a mile to the southeast of the village centre. (GR078614)

The Route

In Metheringham village centre face the Star and Garter Inn and set off following the road round to the left for a few yards before turning right into Church Walk. An enclosed path at the end passes the church and leads onwards to the cemetery. Keep ahead there as the path heads out into the countryside and to a small hand gate before continuing by a wire fence to another gate at Blankney cricket field.

Walk diagonally over the cricket field aiming for the right hand end of a row of cottages by the main B1188 road where there is a kissing gate. Join the road, turn left and keeping ahead at a T-junction, pass the former hall entrance to reach the spacious green by St Oswald's Church.