The Lincoln Cliff, Bracebridge, Lincolnshire

The Lincoln Cliff, Bracebridge, Lincolnshire

The Lincoln Cliff or Lincoln Edge is the portion of a major escarpment that runs north-south through Lindsey and Kesteven.

It is a prominent and central landscape feature in a generally flat portion of the county. The prehistoric route known loosely as the Jurassic Way follows the line of this escarpment.

The scarp is formed by resistant Middle Jurassic rocks, principally the Lincolnshire Limestone series, and is remarkable for its length and straightness.

It runs for over 50 miles from the Leicestershire border near Grantham to the River Humber, and is broken only twice by river gaps at Ancaster and Lincoln.