The Axholme Greenway is a project to create a Bridleway that will cover the Isle of Axholme.
North Lincs Council were awarded a grant from the Lottery Heritage Fund, and part of that grant has been earmarked to create the Axholme Greenway.
The plan is to use as much as possible of the former Axholme Light Railway, running from the south of Haxey to Crowle and beyond. The project should be completed by 2020.
Cycle tracks have been created to join the Greenway, one has already been opened from Crowle to Keadby.
Links to villages along the route are being investigated and where possible will be added. The bridleway at the moment runs from Haxey via the Old Railway track and except for a short section which is currently under investigation runs to Brecon.Belton, and joins the Bridleway loop around Temple Belwood. The Picnic site at Belton is to be converted into a Study Centre, with a Cafe, Play Area and toilets. This will be starting later on in the year and is an integral part of the Greenway.
We will keep the Website updated as new information on the project is released.
In 2026 all Rights of Way not on the definitive Map will be extinguished. Dennis is now working as a volunteer with North Lincs Rights of Way researching ways that are not on the Map and that have been Lost. This entails researching Maps and records going as far back as the 1790’s.One valuable source of information is local knowledge, so if anyone has been riding on paths or lanes and not been challenged, it could be a lost way, so let us know!
As the Greenway is to pass through the Belton Picnic Site, it has to cross the A161. As we are all aware this is a dangerous crossing on a bend in a 40mph zone. As a member of North Lincs Local Access Forum. Dennis raised this issue at the last meeting and it was agreed that a Pegasus Crossing would be the best option and would be investigated further. A member of the Forum is an Access and Rights of Way Officer for the BHS and is also putting a case forward for installing a Pegasus Crossing. He has suggested we put out a call to BHS members and ABA members who use the crossing to become involved, which we could discuss at the next meeting.