Outdoors & Nature in Lincolnshire

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Barlings Eau River, Barlings, Lincolnshire

Barlings Eau River, Barlings

Barlings Eau is a small river near Barlings. It is a tributary of the River Witham, joining it near Short Ferry, and acts as the central spine for a number of other small rivers, which drain the low-lying land to either side. Most of its course is within the area managed by the Witham Third Di...

The Horncastle Canal, Horncastle, Lincolnshire

The Horncastle Canal, Horncastle

The Horncastle Canal was a broad canal which ran 11 miles from the River Witham to Horncastle. It passed through twelve locks and largely followed the course of the River Bain. Opening in 1802 it was abandoned for navigation in 1889.

Tilting Gate Weir, Thornton, Lincolnshire

Tilting Gate Weir, Thornton

The Tilting Gate Weir is near Thornton on the River Bain. The Bain rises at Ludford, in the Wolds, and flows through or past the villages of Burgh on Bain, Biscathorpe, Donington on Bain, Goulceby with Asterby and Hemingby before reaching the town of Horncastle where it is joined by the River War...

River Bain, Horncastle, Lincolnshire

River Bain, Horncastle

The River Bain is a river and a tributary of the River Witham. It rises at Ludford, in the Wolds, and flows through or past the villages of Burgh on Bain, Biscathorpe, Donington on Bain, Goulceby with Asterby and Hemingby before reaching the town of Horncastle where it is joined by the River Wari...

River Ancholme, Brigg, Lincolnshire

River Ancholme, Brigg

The River Ancholme is a river and a tributary of the Humber. It rises at Ancholme Head, a spring just north of the village of Ingham and immediately west of the Roman Road, Ermine Street. It flows east and then north to Bishopbridge (west of Market Rasen). North of Bishopbridge it flows throug...

Tunman Woods, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Tunman Woods, Lincoln

The beautiful Tunman Wood stretches across more than 100 acres close to Eagle Barnsdale. It is located outside of Thorpe on the Hill, close to the Cathedral City of Lincoln. The ancient woodland is dominated by ash, beech, birch and oak and the land is managed by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust It...

Legbourne Wood, Legbourne, Lincolnshire

Legbourne Wood, Legbourne

Brimming with widlife, Legbourne Wood is one of the largest ancient woods on the eastern side of the county. It is also one of Lincolnshire Trusts largest wooded reserves. Populated with ash and oak, there have been recorded an astonishing sixtiy species of wildflowers offerin...

Baytree Owl And Wildlife Centre, Spalding, Lincolnshire

Baytree Owl And Wildlife Centre, Spalding

Baytree Owl and Wildlife Centre is home to one of the largest owl collections in the country. Hosting over 40 different species of birds of prey and owls, amounting to nearly 100 birds in total, the centre has recently added some native animals to the collection including a red fox, hedgehogs, ha...

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...