Day 8: Kirmington to King’s Lynn

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“The Fens”

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Arriving at Lincoln.

Today is long, but, apart from the first 1/3rd, completely and totally flat.
For some variety, the route gently climbs early on, to the top of the Wold. Then, after passing through Market Rasen, we head to Lincoln. We then drop down to almost sea-level and say goodbye to contours for the day – it’s 110km of dead flat riding – first along the Water Rail Trail to Boston, then across the edge of the Wash on the A17 to King’s Lynn. There are various options to come off the main road and follow quieter roads (although these increase the distance on what is already a long day.)

Distance: 164km
Climb: 320m
BRT Time: 8h 39
Max Height: 162m (Otby)
Off-road Sections: Lincoln to Boston – the Water Rail Way (tarmac’d)
Accommodation: Near King’s Lynn

Itinerary & Hills

  • 0km: 1000 – Kirmington
  • 1km: Halliday Hill – 50m in 2km (2%) kotm
  • 6km: Fonaby – 70m in 3km (2%)
  • 11km: 1040 – Caistor
  • 26km: 1130 – Market Rasen
  • 55km: 1300 – Lincoln (Stop 1)
  • 55km: 1345 – Lincoln
  • 111km: 1625 – Boston (Stop 2)
  • 111km: 1655 – Boston
  • 126km: 1755 – Fosdyke Bridge
  • 149km: 1905 – Sutton Bridge
  • 164km: 1955 – King’s Lynn

Contigency
Train from Barnetby and Market Rasen to King’s Lynn.

Extras

  • Use quiet roads instead of the A17 (more meandering.)
  • Ferry across to King’s Lynn rather than bridge.

Average July Weather
Lincoln: Max 21°C.

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