Lincoln Cathedral Pilgrimage in a Day

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Lincoln Cathedral Pilgrimage in a Day

Linear Route from Coleby, 9 miles (Google Map Red Line); (or from Navenby, 11 miles; Green Line). Walk the Viking Way along the Dragon’s Back of the Lincoln Ridge in a straight line to the Cathedral. In a short distance visit a high density of churches, and a brand new (impressive) International Bomber Command Centre with its 30-ft high Memorial and Walls of Names, all interspersed with stunning views atop the ridge across the flat landscape below. Then you descend to enter the city of Lincoln through its medieval gate, and then climb the magical ‘Steep Hill’ to arrive at the Cathedral, hopefully in time for Evensong…

Circular Route from the Norman church of Greetwell to Lincoln Cathedral and back (or whichever start point you choose) – 7 miles. Google Map Blue Line. Part of the route follows the Louth to Lincoln Way.

These routes were conceived by the British Pilgrimage Trust. The linear route follows the well sign-posted National Trail the ‘Viking Way’ the whole way.

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Instructions for using a GPX file to show you the route on your smartphone

Association of English Cathedrals

Navenby Church

Navenby Church Interior

Trent Valley

Coleby Church

Mount Joy (first time you see Lincoln Cathedral)

International Bomber Command Memorial

Steep Hill

Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Nave from West Door

Lincoln Quire

Crazy Vault in Quire

Duncan Grant mural in side chapel

St Hugh Shrine at Eastern Altar

Lincoln Cathedral South East Corner

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