Lincolnshire is blessed with a wealth of natural vistas and native wildlife, and there are many ways to get out and explore it, from nature walks to cycle routes.
Whilst the weather might be taking a turn for the colder and the days growing shorter, autumn is one of the best times to get out into nature. You have the annual changing of the leaves, the sweet and spicy scents of autumn on the wind and the bite of the chill in the air.
So, what is there to stop you from getting out there and enjoying autumns great bounty? Wrap up warm pull on your thick socks and grab your walking boots because there is plenty to explore. If you’re struggling for ideas then Elms Moorings has taken the time to compile a list of our top spots in Lincolnshire in which you can experience the seasonal change at its most vivid.
Featuring late Elizabethan architecture and stunning grounds, this mansion was completed in 1600 and has been a family home for over 400 years (unbroken). The hall itself boasts plenty for those with an interest of all things historical. However, the faithfully maintained period gardens and grounds offer those with a love of the outdoors some of the most picturesque scenery Lincolnshire has to offer including nature walks through the parkland and the gardens.
Whisby Nature Park
Managed by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, Whisby Nature Park started life as a gravel pit but is now a fully-fledged nature reserve boasting a wealth of local wildlife species, including nightingales. With easily accessible paths and routes, there are over 6 miles of parkland for you to take in and enjoy. The ideal spot to take a bracing autumnal walk.
With 34 acres to explore, Hill-Holt Wood has a myriad of walking trails around the site and is open from 8:30 am until dusk every day. There is an abundance of local wildlife and the site works to maintain a sustainable environment for all.
Take a long walk to lose yourself in the tranquillity of the scenery which includes several species of wildflower and, afterwards, you can warm yourself up with a mug of tea and some home-cooked food courtesy of the Hive Cafe (open Sundays only).
The Fossdyke Canal Trail
The Fossdyke Canal Trail is practically overloaded with history, as well as featuring both urban and rural routes. Originally built by the Romans, the canal joins the River Trent to Lincoln’s High Bridge and was used to transport goods via barge for over 2000 years!
Take a walk or cycle to either the city of Lincoln itself or head out into the picturesque rural countryside on National Cycle Route 64, towards the village of Torksey, where you’ll find Elms Moorings situated on the historical Torksey Locks.
The village of Torksey itself has plenty to satisfy any avid trail walker, including pubs and bountiful historical buildings including the remains of Torksey Castle.
If you’re exploring Lincolnshire via the water, Elms Moorings is the ideal place to moor up and continue your journey by foot. Contact us today to book your mooring space.