Just a few miles inland, East Lincolnshire boasts the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which makes it a haven for visitors looking to enjoy the English countryside at its best.
For over forty years it has been an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, rolling countryside that challenges misconceptions of Lincolnshire being flat.
Hidden valleys, sleepy stone villages and historic market towns... welcome to the Wolds. Exploring the Lincolnshire Wolds and our market towns is a breeze. Choose from leisurely walks to serious treks. Enjoy ‘Walkers are Welcome’ towns, including Horncastle, Market Rasen and Caistor. Each year the Lincolnshire Wolds welcomes thousands of walkers as part of the annual Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival, walkers can choose from over 100 walks during this two week festival, with something to suit everyone.
One of the joys of exploring the Lincolnshire Wolds is exploring our historic market towns. There’s Louth, the ‘finest little market town in Britain’ and Horncastle famed for its antiques shops. Charming Alford with its five-sailed windmill hosts regular arts and craft markets.
Looking after the Wolds - The Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service works in partnership with the Lincolnshire Wolds Joint Advisory Committee and other groups and individuals to help protect, enhance and raise awareness of this nationally protected landscape. For more information about the Wolds, please visit the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB website. Here you will find event information and a list of walk leaflets.