Spires and Steeples Arts and Heritage Trail
A trail of 26 miles from Lincoln Cathedral to St Denys’ Church in Sleaford, the trail winds through the villages of North Kesteven celebrating the heritage and history of these unique communities.
Spires and Steeples is a long distance Arts and Heritage Trail from Lincoln Cathedral to St Denys’ Church in Sleaford.
Whether it’s a short stroll or a 26 mile hike - the Spires & Steeples trail from Lincoln to Sleaford has something for everyone!
The trail includes beautiful art works designed and made by local people.
Spires & Steeples takes in the beauty of the Lincolnshire landscape from fen land to heaths, via picturesque woodlands and flowing streams as it winds its ways from village to village, church to church.
Find out about local history along the way, visit country pubs and walk through a variety of enchanting landscapes.
From red brick villages to hamlets of limestone cottages, the trail has much to offer. Don’t fear if you aren’t a seasoned walker - you can do as much or as little as you like.
An Open Air Gallery!
Along the route are many fascinating art works… from the modern to the more traditional.
In Nocton, a beautiful sundial crafted from stainless steel punctures the air. Whereas in Dorrington traditional wood carved water features can be found, reflecting the Saxon history of the village.
Throughout the trail, mosaics are a recurring theme. In Branston, the local community has chosen to depict their history through a 20 foot beautiful mosaic.
A Walk through Time
From Prime Ministers to Henry VIII, from World War Two through to Saxon Chieftains, the trail is also bursting with history and anecdotes old and new, local and national, all making the trail a fascinating experience.
It is being developed by North Kesteven District Council, Lincolnshire County Council, Leisure Connection, North Kesteven’s Local Strategic Partnership and artsNK working closely with Parish Councils and local groups.