Outdoors & Nature in Lincolnshire

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River Freshney, Grimsby, Lincolnshire

River Freshney, Grimsby

The town of Grimsby stands on the banks of the River Freshney. Originally it entered the tidal River Humber at Pyewipe, north west of Grimsby, but has been re-routed and now supplies Grimsby Docks. There was an existing haven within the borough of Grimsby but this suffered greatly with silting...

Heckington Fen Walk, Heckington, Lincolnshire

Heckington Fen Walk, Heckington

A long circular walk across a mix of grassy banks, rough pasture and farmland which can be muddy. The walk also has a small amount of road walking and there are stiles, kissing gates and steps. It begins at Heckington Village green (there is limited parking spaces) and is six miles in length a...

Sir Joseph Banks Country Park, Boston, Lincolnshire

Sir Joseph Banks Country Park, Boston

Over 27 acres was purchased in 2007 and seeded with a wild flower mix, This was followed by the planting of trees providing a suitable nesting sites for owls, a kestrel, sparrows, swallows, birds and bats. The area also includes Jenny's Wood and is part of the Boston Woods Trust. Founded in...

River Brant, Brandon, Lincolnshire

River Brant, Brandon

The River Brant is a 14 mile (23 km) tributary of the River Witham. It rises on the flank of Summerfields Hill to the south-west of Gelston near Hough-on-the-Hill and curves round such that it flows almost directly north, parallel to the Limestone Lincolnshire Edge. The river flows p...

Bourne Eau River, Bourne, Lincolnshire

Bourne Eau River, Bourne

Bourne Eau is a short river which rises in the town of Bourne and flows in an easterly direction to join the River Glen at Tongue End. It is an embanked river, as its normal level is higher than that of the surrounding Fens. Today it forms an important part of the drainage system that enables...

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...