Walk the historic Spires & Steeples Arts and Heritage Trail

Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Enjoy a cultural day out in the country walking the trail from Lincoln Cathedral to St Denys' Church in Sleaford.

The church spires and steeples that punctuate the landscape along this walk were once landmarks for the rural sport of steeple chasing. People used to race between the picturesque North Kesteven villages, most of which are mentioned in the Domesday Book. 

You might not fancy running it, but there are 12 stages to walk at your own pace, taking in the history of the area and checking out artworks, churches and gorgeous countryside along the way. If you’re short on time or aren’t an experienced walker, try the Nocton to Dunston stage, one of the easiest but most ancient routes.

It’s hard to get lost, the colourful village signs tell the stories of local communities you’re passing through and let you know you’ve arrived.

Read more Close

For more local tourist information:

Refine your search:

Spires & Steeples Arts and Heritage Trail© Spires & Steeples Arts and Heritage Trail
Spires & Steeples Arts and Heritage Trail© Spires & Steeples Arts and Heritage Trail

Instagram updates


Customer survey …

VisitEngland would like to invite you to take part in a short survey about our website.

It should take no more than a couple of minutes.

Please click here to be taken to the survey


To add items to favourites …

… you need to be logged in.

If you already have an account, log in.

Or register a

Access your account

Enter your e-mail address or username.
Enter the password that accompanies your e-mail.
Forgot your password? Recover your account
Don't have an account? Register an account