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Dave Milne Way, Tealby walk 11 miles


From the Tealby Village Hall and shop turn L and walk down Beck Hill, just before the stream turn R at the footpath signed The Smooting. At the road turn L, passing the King’s Head on your L. Take L fork and continue till you come to the stream; locate wooden bridge on R, footpath signed Tealby Thorpe. Follow the field path, stream on your L, pass the sewerage farm, then take the L of two gates and angle across fields to Tealby Thorpe.

Cross over the road and bridge, turn R on footpath, through gate and cross the field to the far left corner, through gate and turn R and follow field boundary, turning R over wooden bridge, carry straight on. Follow footpath to just before farm; footpath goes L through a gate into a paddock with a gate in right hand corner. At the farm track carry straight on to follow footpath sign; continue through the trees till a good track is reached. Turn R and continue to farm buildings, marked Forest Office, follow track to R, passing private house. Continue on this track, which bends L; carry on, ignore first track to R, further on the track turns R then round to the L. On arriving at the Rasen Rd, turn L. Continue to the farm shop, then turn R. Follow the byway through the woods to a road; cross over and continue on the byway with Walesby Caravan site on your R. Follow the good track through the woods to arrive at a bridge over the railway, known as Nova Scotia. Cross over and turn R; follow track to a road and turn R over level crossing. Continue down road for 300 yds, turning L at bridleway to Otby Moor Farm. Passing the farm, continue in a near straight line to the field boundary of ditch and trees; turn L and proceed to road.

Arriving at Park Rd, turn R to Claxby; as road turns L to village, turn R, signed No Through Road. Carry on down the road, turning L just before Claxby Farm onto a byway. Walk up the incline keeping on the same track to go through the gate, carry on with hedge on your R; when it goes R at VW sign, turn L and take the bridleway uphill to a gate in the top corner. Do NOT go through, but turn R down the hedge side for 100yds, go through metal gate, turn R onto footpath and continue downhill. At bottom gate, before farm turn L onto footpath; carry on over the wooden bridge, follow way marks, heading for Otby. Aim to R of house and trees, go through farm gate and turn R onto Otby Lane.

Carry on along the lane; when it turns hard R, take the footpath to L and follow path round the field till Walesby Rd is reached. Turn R downhill; after 200 yds there is a metal gate on your L, or at 300 yds a stile on L, cross access land to small bridge and aim R of church. Cross stile to VW footpath, turn L and continue to All Saints Church, The Ramblers' Church. Go through gate in the church yard to corner of field, passing the oak tree planted in memory of Nev Cole. From here continue to follow the VW footpath, passing below Risby and through woods, bearing L at Castle Farm and proceed downhill to Tealby; at road turn L and walk to the church and the completion of the walk.

This walk has been produced by the friends of Dave Milne, who very much hope you enjoy the walk. We do, however, wish to point out that all walkers who undertake the walk do so at their own risk.


Badge and A5 Certificate are available, priced £5. Cash or cheque WITH SAE please, to M J and P P Surr, 10 Albany Place, Louth, Lincs, LN11 8EY.


Some information about Dave

Dave was taken prisoner after the evacuation at Dunkirk and survived the infamous Death March. In 1990 he walked from Lincoln to Dunkirk, raising many thousands of pounds for charity.

To celebrate the week of his 80th birthday he walked 80 miles with some of his LDWA friends, starting with the Belmont 30. He also walked the 43 mile Lyke Wake Walk in 17 hours and The Scarborough Rock 25 mile challenge was one of his favourites, which he completed 10 times.

At 81 he also completed the Yorkshire 3 Peaks.

Sadly he died in 2010, aged 94. He was an inspiration to us all!