The county is well known for its flatness and incredible agriculture. Yes, as England’s fourth-largest county, there’s plenty of space and not too many people, but there is much more to the incredible Lincolnshire countryside than mere stereotyping.
The county’s landscapes offer great contrast, as can be seen by the divide used by the county’s tourism authorities – the county has been divided into 6 defining ‘character’ areas – Lincoln City, the Fens, the Vales, the Wolds, the Coast and the Countryside.
The Lincolnshire Countryside (subdivided into North and South, with the City of Lincoln as the dividing line) is bounded by Gainsborough to the North West, Sleaford to the South and Woodhall Spa to the East, with the Wolds and Fens delimiting the eastern boundary and Nottinghamshire the western.
Surprisingly, in this modern age of east transport and access, the countryside still remains relatively undiscovered. There is the opportunity for wanting a break from the everyday hustle and bustle to find relaxation and seclusion in a rural hideaway.
There are country walks a plenty, horse riding, cycling and quaint villages with welcoming local pubs where friendly and hospitable local residents are always ready to greet you with a smile. One of the most famous ways, the Viking Way, cuts its path for 147 miles (north to south) through the magnificent scenery.
The area is an area frequented by kings and poets. It’s an area full of ancient and beautiful churches, fine country houses, and possibly the best farmlands in England. There are small, infrequently visited hamlets waiting for you to visit, unexplored woodlands to explore and paths to either walk or cycle.
The Lincolnshire Countryside also boasts a fine heritage and plenty of tradition. People from all over the world come to learn more about the county’s aviation heritage, and you’ll never be far from either a world-renowned RAF base or site of historical aviation history. The sight of some of the fabulous aircraft from the past and present are never far away - from Spitfires and Lancasters to the magnificent Red Arrows.