Outdoors & Nature in Lincolnshire

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Axholme Line Nature Reserve, Haxey, Lincolnshire

Axholme Line Nature Reserve, Haxey

The reserve is a 2 km stretch of a former railway line consisting of areas of grassland, woodland and scrub. The Axholme Joint Railway traversed the area, but the line has now been abandoned. There are still railway stations in Crowle and Althorpe on the line between Scunthorpe and Sheffield....

The Exotic Pet Refuge, Deeping St James, Lincolnshire

The Exotic Pet Refuge, Deeping St James

The Exotic Pet Refuge is a small charity that offers a loving home to all kinds of animals. Founded in 1984 by Pam Mansfield and her late husband, Mel, the sanctuary began life in the caring couple’s home nine years earlier. "Someone came to us one day with an injured bird – and...

Sincil Dike, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Sincil Dike, Lincoln

The Sincil Dyke watercourse leaves the Witham at Altham Terrace, flows east under Bargate Bridge, and Little Bargate bridge, before turning north along Sincil Bank. It functioned as a defensive barrier and was a natural property boundary but there is no record of it having been used to transport...

Sussex Recreation Ground, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire

Sussex Recreation Ground, Cleethorpes

The Sussex Recreation Ground can be found on Brereton Avenue in Cleethorpes. A popular spot it benefits from bowling greens and tennis courts which open in the afternoon. There is a new play area as well built through the Department for Children Schools and Families Playbuilder project.

Hill Holt Wood, Norton Disney, Lincolnshire

Hill Holt Wood, Norton Disney

Hill Holt Wood is many things. Stunning woodland open to the public every day. A social enterprise with charitable status. A way of working with the local community to create a better environment, provide employment and reach out to those in need. Visit from dawn ’til dusk every day of the w...

People's Park, Grimsby, Lincolnshire

People's Park, Grimsby

People’s Park, in the centre of Grimsby, is registered under the Historic Buildings and Ancient Monuments Act 1953 by English Heritage for its special historic interest. With 10 hectares of land there is a lake with mallard, coot, moorhen and geese. The large grassed area is popular for recreat...

Swanholme Lakes Nature Reserve, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Swanholme Lakes Nature Reserve, Lincoln

Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve was formed from a series of flooded sand and gravel pits. After quarrying finished in the 1960s vegetation was able to colonise and this has resulted in a mosaic of different habitat types in an area covering 63 hectares. Access can be gained via Hartsholme Co...

Grant Thorold Park, Grimsby, Lincolnshire

Grant Thorold Park, Grimsby

With winding paths, open lawns and a backdrop of trees, Grant Thorold Park is a small and very pleasant location to visit. There are two children's play areas and a multi-use games area and the new community hub and library. Historically, the park was given to the borough of Grimsby in 1911 by...

Brayford Belle, Lincoln Boat Trips, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Brayford Belle, Lincoln Boat Trips, Lincoln

Sit back, relax and enjoy the sights of the historic city of Lincoln and the surrounding countryside from a different perspective aboard a 50 - 60 minute guided canal trip. Complimented by a very entertaining and informative commentary covering Lincoln's past and present, you can enjoy a cruise w...

Winterton Sculpture Trail, Winterton, Lincolnshire

Winterton Sculpture Trail, Winterton

The Winterton Sculpture Trail is a project delivered by National Lottery funded organisation Winterton 2022, which is driven by a volunteer committee of Winterton residents, and is part of the Big Local.   During 2017, Winterton 2022 commissioned the production of a number of tractor and owl...

Woodhall Spa Airfield Nature Reserve, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire

Woodhall Spa Airfield Nature Reserve, Woodhall Spa

Woodhall Spa Airfield is the site for a new nature reserve in the county and is busy with wildlife. There is parking but access is through a locked gate, Please contact 01507 526667 during office hours for the access code. It is requested that you remain on the runway at all times to preserve...

Fiskerton Fen Nature Reserve, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Fiskerton Fen Nature Reserve, Lincoln

Between April and July is the most rewarding time to visit Fiskerton Fen nature reserve but with it being available all year round it's worth a visit at anytime. Consisting of wet fendland with open water and reedbeds there is an abundance of wildlife and wetland animals. There are large areas...

Messingham Sand Quarry, Messingham, Lincolnshire

Messingham Sand Quarry, Messingham

With the aid of volunteers and contractors the quarry has been transformed into a popular nature reserve. There are bare scrapes, mossy wetland and undergrowth populated with a growing array of wildlife. A delightful place to visit.

Shepherds Place Farm, Haxey, Lincolnshire

Shepherds Place Farm, Haxey

Shepherds Place Farm is a great day out for all the family and the place to get up close and personal with many farmyard favourites.There is a new lovely on-site cafe with great low prices serving hot and cold foods, drinks and all manner of snacks and sweets to feed every hungry mouth! A picnic are...

Kingsway Gardens, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire

Kingsway Gardens, Scunthorpe

Scunthorpe Borough Council developed Kingsway Gardens circa 1950s. It is a wonderful park for everyone to enjoy with mature eco-friendly gardens, lawns and pathways. It flourishes with beautiful flowers and buzzes with nature. A safe and family friendly environment equipped with a children's p...