The Viking Way – 140 Miles of Beautiful Countryside!

Nestled in North Lincolnshire’s remarkable countryside tucked just outside the hamlet of Owmby, you’ll find The Old Granary, a recently converted barn tucked away on a family-run potato farm. Made up of three bespoke holiday homes, the barn’s authentic features have been restored creating an idyllic countryside getaway, perfectly suited to your every need whether it be a long or short stay! Located within easy reach of Lincolnshire’s buzzy towns, east coast seaside and the rolling hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds, The Old Granary is the perfect base for exploring, by bicycle, car or foot, all that Lincolnshire has to offer.

Following in the footsteps of our invading Norse Ancestors, the Viking Way is a long distance footpath that runs from the Humber Bridge, through the gentle rolling hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds to Oakham in the landlocked country of Rutland, passing through 140 miles of quaint villages, water-side walkways, contrasting landscapes, quintessential countryside… and the top of our potato farm! The start of Viking Way walk is close by to our cosy base and the perfect trail for those hoping to immerse themselves in the undisturbed beauty of Lincolnshire’s landscapes.

Waymarked with posts that feature an imprinted Viking helmet, the undisputed high points of the Viking Walk consists of stunning views of the Humber Estuary, mooching around the former Roman towns of Caistor and Horncastle, where original Roman architecture rests undisturbed, wandering water-side along the River Witham into Lincoln, and strolling alongside Rutland Water as you nearer the end of the Viking Way. If taking in fresh country air and exploring new areas is for you, the Viking Way takes you on a journey through time, celebrating both the buzz of urban life and the rural hideaways of the East Midlands. A widely-regarded Area of Natural Beauty, the Lincolnshire Wolds’ countryside splendour changes with the seasons. Throughout spring and early summer, fields glow with oilseed rape flowers, stretching beyond the horizon, before autumn arrives and tree-tops turn to red as crisp nights begin to close in. The best part about Lincolnshire? Such few people are aware of its beauty! The countryside has remained very much undiscovered over centuries, and with controlled farming and skilled agricultural methods, the surrounding wildlife and environment has been left peacefully undisturbed.

The Old Granary is truly the perfect spot to rest up ahead of walking and with a comfy bed to rest your head and with your own to kitchen to whip up a plate or two of something hearty, we’re quite sure you’ll be off walking at a steady pace to your heart’s content!