Discover Lincolnshire Wolds

Welcome to the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

This is a wonderful area of countryside with some of the most beautiful, unspoilt scenery in the East Midlands. There are rolling hills and hidden valleys, gentle streams and nestling villages.

In 1949 it was decided that unspoilt areas of the countryside should be protected for future generations as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs).  In 2000 the importance of AONBs was re-emphasised, acknowledging that they, with the National Parks, form Britain's finest countryside.  

Most of the Lincolnshire Wolds was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1973 following considerable local campaigning.  This designation means the landscape is some of Britain's finest countryside.  It is a living, working landscape, with woodland, grassland and abandoned chalk pits providing important habitats for rare flowers and wildlife.

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Special Features

This is a wonderful area of countryside with some of the most beautiful, unspoilt scenery in the East Midlands. There are rolling hills and hidden valleys, gentle streams and nestling villages.

 

Exploring

The Lincolnshire Wolds is a great base for exploring the county. Just a few ideas of places to visit, and a link to their website, are listed on our Days Out page.

 

 

Our Work

The Lincolnshire Wolds AONB has an established Joint Advisory Committee; a partnership of public, private and voluntary organisations and representatives who have a special interest or working knowledge of the area. 

Special Features

The Lincolnshire Wolds lie in the north-eastern quarter of the county of Lincolnshire, mid-way between Lincoln and the coast, surrounded by the relatively flat fens, coastal marsh and the Lincoln Clay Vale.

The AONB comprises an area of 558 km² (216 miles²), while the wider Lincolnshire Wolds Character/Natural Area incorporates the two neighbouring areas of the 'Spilsby Crescent' to the south and the remaining chalk uplands to the north. 

Special Features