The Lincolnshire Wolds are an area of outstanding natural beauty; with unspoilt scenery, rolling green fields, gentle streams and quaint medieval villages. It’s the quintessential image of the English Countryside.With so much incredible landscape to explore, it’s a great place to enjoy long walks before heading to a nearby pub or tea room for a bite to eat.If you like a little more activity, there are historic Market Towns on the edge of the Wolds that originally were the centres of rural life. Today, they boast a range of boutique stores, a budding foodie scene and interesting buildings to admire.I’m certain a weekend is simply not enough time to explore everything the Wolds have to offer, so I’ll share my personal highlights.
Chapel Six Marshes
An unspoiled stretch of coastline, Chapel Six Marshes is a peaceful location for a beach walk. The sand dunes lead to a soft sandy beach lined by colourful beach huts.The marshes are a natural nature reserve, which is a haven for wildlife. This is certainly a place to check out if you are interested in viewing migrating birds.After a relaxing stroll, head to the visitor centre which is home to a cafe that offers panoramic views of the coast. This was the perfect spot to enjoy a drink and take in the views. On a sunny day, there is a deck outside where you can be seated.
A local beauty spot, Hubbard’s Hills is a country park. The River Lud slowly meanders through the woods towards the nearby market town.Whether you decide to use this as a starting point on a walk that leads you through the valley, or follow the river’s path into Louth, this is an incredibly scenic area.
A charming market town on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, Louth is home to Georgian architecture, boutique stores and some wonderful restaurants. It’s worth taking an afternoon to explore this lovely little town. Head to St James’ church whose gothic architecture dominates the town’s skyline. The spire of the church is 295 feet high, making it the tallest of any parish in England. If you are a foodie, you must make a quick stop in The Cheese Shop, an artisan delicatessen which is frequented by the BBC’s Hairy Bikers.
Tealby is a darling village nestled on the edge of the gentle slopes of the Lincolnshire Wolds. The village is home to over 26 buildings that were built before the Victorian era. It also boasts one of the oldest thatched roof pubs in the UK – definitely a great spot to enjoy a drink and take in the history.Tealby is such a picturesque village, it’s the English Countryside at it’s finest.
Where to Eat
The Vintage Tea Rooms
The Vintage Tea Rooms in Tealby is a quirky place to enjoy a bite to eat or afternoon treat. It has a lovely whimsical interior with a collection of hand-painted vintage furniture, creating a relaxed atmosphere.They serve a range of lunch options with many delicious homemade cakes on display to tempt you.
As a dog friendly establishment this is a great spot for after a long walk, enjoying the charm with a cup of tea – earl grey, of course.
The Cross Keys
Located just a few steps away from the Viking Way, The Cross Keys in Grasby offers unrivalled views over the Lincolnshire Wolds.
The restaurant has a classic style with beautiful views over the Lincolnshire countryside, creating a down-to-earth vibe to enjoy your meal.The Cross Keys menu is comprised of seasonal dishes created with locally sourced quality ingredients. I was impressed by the range of choice the menu offers.
I decided on the Camembert mousse served with pancetta and parsley hash to start. This was a unique dish with bold flavours and interesting texture, I really enjoyed trying something new.For the main, I opted for the Pan Seared Chicken and my Grandmother went for a Pub Classic of Breaded Whitby Scampi. The combination of classic flavours and well prepared ingredients created a well rounded dish. We were both pleased with the generous portion sizes.
I simply couldn’t resist a desert, I went for the Apple and Fig Crumble served with Vanilla Anglaise. I lovely warming desert, I enjoyed the addition of the fig flavour in the crumble.Throughout the meal the staff were attentive and happy to assist with any questions. I would highly recommend booking a table in advance as it was very popular when we visited.
Where to Stay
The Old Granary
The Old Granary is located on a working farm in Lincolnshire, comprised of three bespoke cottages in a converted barn, it has ample charm and a unique history.Given the name, it should come as no surprise that the barn was originally used as a Granary from as far back as the 1800s.
After a considerable renovation in 2017, The Old Granary now combines the charm of it’s rustic architecture with a modern and sleek interior design.
We were staying in The Gables which is the largest of the three cottages. It has an incredible living area with a double height ceiling featuring unique lighting, this adds a lovely contemporary feel to the space.This leads into the kitchen and dining area, which has all of the amenities you could require during your stay including a Nespresso coffee machine. We were kindly left a hamper, fresh bread, butter and milk in the kitchen, which was perfect for a quick breakfast before heading out for a day of exploring.The Gables boasts two double bedrooms and two bathrooms all beautifully appointed, there are lovely details such as exposed beams that add charm to the modern interior. This is a great place to stay as a family or if you are on a friends trip, the bedrooms are on different floors so you maintain your privacy when staying together.The Gables has a relaxing atmosphere, there are a lot of small touches that really add to the luxurious feel of the place. There is a smart TV, bluetooth speaker, WIFI and underfloor heating – it’s these small touches that take your stay to the next level.The Old Granary does have an outdoor space with seating that you can enjoy on a nice day.As previously mentioned, The Old Granary is located on a working farm, so this is something to consider. During our stay, they were harvesting potatoes and there was some noise on a morning, although nothing intrusive and it didn’t impact our stay.With that in mind, if you were interested in learning more about the farm, I’m sure you would have the opportunity to take a look around. The owners were incredibly welcoming and happy to offer any information or recommendations – very hospitable.
The Old Granary is situated perfectly for enjoying a weekend in the Lincolnshire Countryside. Only a stones throw from many walking routes including the Viking Way, it’s a great place to discover the picturesque landscapes on foot. It’s location on the edge of the Wolds also means you have easy access to nearby villages and Market Towns that you can explore at leisure.The Old Granary is a wonderful country retreat, it’s a unique fusion of modern luxury and rustic charm, it has a secluded vibe which creates a very peaceful atmosphere.
With beautiful scenery, picturesque villages, historic market towns and a wild coast line, the Lincolnshire Wolds is the perfect place for a weekend escape. Whether you’re wanting an active weekend exploring or a more relaxed time, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
I was kindly hosted on this press trip. However, as always, all photography and opinions are my own.