Special Features

The Lincolnshire Wolds is a nationally important and cherished landscape most of which was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1973 on account of its high scenic beauty. Covering an area of 558 square kilometres or 216 square miles, the AONB contains the highest ground in eastern England between Yorkshire and Kent, rising to over 150m along its western edge. Rolling chalk hills and areas of sandstone and clay underlie this attractive landscape.

The Lincolnshire Wolds combines a dramatic western scarp, rolling chalk uplands with steep-sided dry valleys and former sea cliff on the eastern edge.
The Lincolnshire Wolds high scenic quality depends almost entirely upon the areas use for agriculture
The Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is an incredibly rich archaeological resource.
Up until the 1300's the Lincolnshire Wolds were one of the most densely settled parts of England.
Tennyson (1809-1892)
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, was a remarkable man, who led a remarkable life.
Henry Winn (1816-1914)
Henry Winn was, during the Victorian period, a celebrity in Lincolnshire.
John Franklin (1786 - 1847)
Arctic explorer John Franklin was born in Spilsby in 1786
Joseph Banks (1743-1820)
Sir Joseph Banks was one of England's most influential figures in the Georgian period.

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.