Lincolnshire Holiday Cottages


Outdoor Activities

The Lincolnshire Wolds is an ideal destination offering stunning scenery, endless outdoor space and activities such as walking, cycling, horse riding, golf and fishing. Within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and 50 miles of coastline, there's a rich choice of natural environments to explore on foot, two wheels or horseback.

Walking

We're very proud of our big skies here in Lincolnshire. What better way to enjoy their stunning beauty than gazing at the horizon on a pleasant stroll in the countryside? A haven for ramblers, The Viking Way lends itself to many an adventurous hiker across the picturesque Lincolnshire Wolds – one of the most unexpected yet beautiful features of the county's diverse landscape.

Explore hidden valleys and soak up the views during the annual Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival. Follow in the footsteps of one of the most famous poetic voices of the 19th century on the Tennyson Trail weaving around Lincolnshire's rolling landscapes that inspired Alfred Lord Tennyson, who was born and brought up in the county.

Or try the Water Rail Way, a traffic-free path along the former Lincoln to Boston railway, brought to life with unique works of art, including Lincoln Red cows – as well as more inspiring sculpture celebrating Tennyson.

For woodland walks, the Lincolnshire Limewoods, particularly Chambers Farm Wood, offer glorious walking throughout the year while the ancient woods within Grimsthorpe Park are where King Henry VIII once hunted deer.

Or how about a city tour? Join a Lincoln city guide on a Cathedral Quarter walking tour – or one with a twist, a Lincoln Ghost or Roman Walk.

Horse Riding

Lincolnshire is simply perfect country for horse riders of all abilities. Our rural expanses and network of quiet lanes offer easy and safe horse riding trails. Bridleways have few gates and there's very little traffic on the leafy country lanes, many of which are old drover roads with wide grass verges.
For Lincolnshire's version of Big Country riding, it's hard to beat horse trekking through the Lincolnshire Wolds with its rolling hills, wonderful countryside, ancient tracks and country lanes. Blast away those cobwebs with a dose of fresh air as you gallop along a deserted beach.
You can even bring your own horse on holiday and stay here at Grange Farm.

For a horse themed day out, try Northcote Heavy Horse Centre, a visitor attraction and animal sanctuary providing a permanent home for horses and ponies that have nowhere else to go. As well as meeting the horses, there's also a chance to go on a day ride and special annual medieval pageants, with horses and riders dressed for the occasion!

And Lincolnshire can also claim one of the England's most picturesque horse riding racetracks. Set in its rural surroundings on the edge of the wolds, Market Rasen Racecourse offers a friendly family atmosphere, quality racing and amazing views unmatched anywhere in the country. Find out more on our Horse Breaks page.

Fishing

At Grange Farm there are two lakes. The large lake is approximately 17 feet deep in the centre is is around ¾ acre. It boasts a variety of fish including perch, tench, roach, rudd, bream and carp. Pegs are situated around the perimeter of the lake and each peg enjoys sunshine and peace and quiet throughout the day.

The smaller lake is around ¼ acre and is currently used as a stock lake.

Watch out for the kingfisher skimming across the pond early in the morning and listen to the woodpeckers in the wood adjacent to the lake.

For the non fishing guests, it is an idyllic spot to relax in a deckchair and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Find out more on our Fishing Lakes page.

Cycling

Pedal power your way to relaxation! Take your pick from challenging trails for serious cyclists to fun easy-riding cycle routes, whether in the gently rolling Lincolnshire Wolds, coastal tracks and waterway trails.

And, of course, there are plenty of village pubs and traditional cafes for resting weary legs. For a gentle, more leisurely ride stick to the flat country lanes and ancient bridleways, or try one of the less challenging Lincolnshire Wolds Cycle Routes, six trails suitable for cyclists of all abilities, from the beginner to the more advanced. For another cycle route that is on a flat surface try the Spa Trail that follows the mid section of the old Horncastle to Woodhall Junction railway line and part of the Horncastle Canal and also part of the Viking Way.





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Bird Watching

Here at Grange Farm we have many species of gardens birds as well as woodpeckers, barn owls and kingfishers.

Across Lincolnshire there are over 100 nature reserves dedicated to conserving the wildlife and wild places of the county, with habitats ranging from grassland, heathland, scrub and woodland to coastland, marshes and wetlands.

Enjoy the wide variety of species thriving in their natural habitats along Lincolnshire's 50 miles of coastline – from ospreys and rare birds to seals and even sharks. A pair of binoculars is a must!

Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve covers three miles of coast from Skegness to The Wash. Major habitats include sandy and muddy seashore, sand dunes, saltmarsh and freshwater marsh with ponds and lagoons.

RSPB Freiston Shore Nature Reserve is a fantastic spot for bird watching throughout the seasons. Species at the reserve include avocets, redshanks, merlins and brent geese.

Far Ings National Nature Reserve at Barton upon Humber was reclaimed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust in the 1980's. Since then the Trust has developed the reed beds into a thriving reserve where species such as bitterns and kingfishers can be seen.

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