The Lincolnshire Wolds

The highest hills and, in our opinion, most attractive countryside in Lincolnshire, The Lincolnshire Wolds is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

Made up of chalk hills, it forms part of the series of outcrops extending north-east from The Chilterns, through Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and on to the other side of the Humber as the Yorkshire Wolds.

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

There are 38 AONBs in England and Wales (33 wholly in England, 4 wholly in Wales and 1 which straddles the border). Created by the legislation of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act of 1949, AONBs represent 18% of the Finest Countryside in England and Wales.

Each AONB has been designated for special attention by reason of their high qualities. These include their flora, fauna, historical and cultural associations as well as scenic views. AONB landscapes range from rugged coastline to water meadows to gentle downland and upland moors.

Precious Landscape

The rolling hills of The Lincolnshire Wolds serve as perfect walking country with abundant wildlife, unspoilt towns, villages, hamlets and panoramic views. It's really quite lovely.

Popular Market Towns

There are a number of small market towns worth visiting when travelling around The Lincolnshire Wolds. For a relaxed pace try Louth with its narrow streets and diverse range of independant shops. Horncastle is an antique hunter's dream and a good base for exploring the the Wolds themselves. Alford is quaint with its refurbished Alford Manor House and nearby Alford Five Sailed Windmill. The Victorian Poet Laureate Lord Alfred Tennyson was born in the Wolds in the village of Somersby.