Visiting and Days Out

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 below.


Tourist Information Centres

(Please note – opening hours vary)

Louth, St James's Church 
Market Rasen, WLDC, Festival Hall 01427 676666
Horncastle, Joseph Banks Centre, Bridge Street 01507 526065
Alford, Manor House Museum, 01507 601111
Cleethorpes, 42 - 43 Alexandra Road, 01472 323111

Lincoln Castle in Winter - Visit Lincolnshire

Visit the Visit Lincolnshire website to find out more about fun days out, accommodation and the wonderful local food and drink produced in the area

Discover North East Lincolnshire

Discover North East Lincolnshire website to find out more about fun days out, accommodation and the wonderful local food and drink produced in the area

Days out Welsdale Hill cyclists LWCS
Love Lincolnshire Wolds

Discover amazing places to eat, sleep and visit across the Lincolnshire Wolds and charming Market Towns..........

Red Hill Nature Reserve 2014 c. Robert Enderby
Red Hill Nature Reserve

Situated above Goulceby, the most spectacular feature of the reserve is the exposure of the Red Chalk, a formation that only occurs in Norfolk, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. Fantastic views of the surrounding landscape.

Cadwell Park Motor Racing Circuit

Home to some great car and motorcycle racing including hosting a round of the British Superbike championship.

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway
Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

Ludborough Station is the home of the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, the only full sized steam railway in Lincolnshire.

Claythorpe Watermill
Claythorpe Watermill

Claythorpe Watermill and Wildfowl Gardens, between Alford and Louth, is one of Lincolnshire's loveliest surprises. Set in the grounds of a beautiful former watermill, the riverside attraction has been transformed by the new owners.

Wild Pines Park, Market Rasen
Wild Pines Park

Wild Pines Park offers one of the largest ropes courses in the UK, with challenging and exciting activities for all ages. Situated in the beautiful woodland of Linwood Warren, Wild Pines Park near Market Rasen, offers the chance for a unique and adventurous day out in the trees.  The site is open all year round, why not contact or call in and enjoy the amazing woodland.

Willingham Woods
Willingham Woods

Situated just over 1 mile outside of Market Rasen on the A631 towards Louth, ideally situated to stop in for an ice cream or to walk around the woods with the children and the dogs. This is also an ideal place to park your horse box and join the

Lindsey Trail
Lindsey Trail

The Lindsey Trail is a 69 mile circular multi-user route through the Lincolnshire Wolds. It extends from Market Rasen to Horncastle, suitable for carriage drivers, horse riders, cyclists and walkers.

Snipe Dales Clouds c. Robert Enderby
Snipe Dales Country Park

Situated on the southern edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, Snipe Dales is one of few semi-natural wet valley systems still surviving. These wet valleys, rough grazing, scrub and wood land of the Nature Reserve provide good habitat for a variety of wildlife. Breeding birds include grasshopper warbler, willow warbler, sedge warbler, meadow pipit and yellow hammer.

Hubbards Hills
Hubbards Hills

On the outskirts of Louth lies Hubbards Hills, a chalk steep-sided valley. All year long this parkland has something special to offer. On sunnier days children of all ages enjoy splashing in and out of the River Lud that gently flows along, enjoying an ice cream from the café, playing games on the huge expanses of grass and picnicking alongside the ducks.

Market Rasen Racecourse
Market Rasen Racecourse

Set in its rural surroundings Market Rasen is the only racecourse in Lincolnshire and offers a unique experience. The friendly family atmosphere and amazing views around this excellent national hunt course are unmatched anywhere in the country. It really is the perfect place for a great day out!!

Bolingbroke Castle
Bolingbroke Castle

A prime example of 13th century castle design complete with a large gatehouse, round towers and a moat. Today the castle is a ruin with only the ground floors of the towers remaining and the lower parts of the walls.

Gunby Hall
Gunby Hall

Fine red-brick house, dating from 1700, with Victorian walled gardens. Gunby Hall has been described as a large doll's house nestled in an idyllic spot at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds. The poet Alfred Lord Tennyson visited here regularly, and it is said to have inspired the imagery of 'the haunt of ancient peace' in his poem The Palace of Art.

Northcotes Heavy Horse Centre
Northcotes Heavy Horse Centre

A non profit organisation run entirely by volunteers. The Centre, close to Spilsby, provides a home and caring facilities for horses with particular needs and believes that these horses, who have given their all in their working environment, should enjoy the remainder of their lives in a happy, caring environment where they can contribute to the happiness of others. 

Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

Relive a World War 2 Bomber Airfield here at East Kirkby. Experience the sights and sounds, smells and atmosphere. The only place in the Country to see a Lancaster Bomber on its original airfield, and ride in it! 

Baby Goats at Rushmoor Country Park
Rushmoor Country Park

Open air, family run farm park for children from 2 to 92 - Come and spend the day in a small and friendly country style farm park set in 6 acres of Lincolnshire countryside just outside the market town of Louth. If you enjoy animals then young, old, happy or grouchy we think you will find something here to make you smile…

Lincolnshire Wolds Bird Trails

The Lincolnshire Wolds has much to offer when it comes to bird watching.  Nobody knows their birding here better than the Lincolnshire Bird Club and they’ve chosen these locations together with their tips on how to make the most of your visit.

A Day Out With The Kids

The A Day Out With The Kids website has lots more to do around the Wolds and the wider Lincolnshire area!

Making the Most of the Lincolnshire Wolds

The Lincolnshire Wolds is a nationally important and cherished landscape.  

There are villages to discover, with friendly tea rooms and traditional pubs. Explore its rolling hills and hidden valleys, gentle streams and fine views.  Whether you are visiting for a day or live here, this leaflet will help you to make the most of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Enjoy the Lincolnshire Wolds

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.

Heritage Spotters' Handbook for Kids

Stories about our past are hidden all around us, in the buildings we live in and the landscape which surrounds us. This handbook will help you to discover some of the hidden heritage in the Lincolnshire Wolds, while visiting some great places along the way!