Lincolnshire Wolds AONB tourist information

Lincolnshire Wolds, Lincolnshire

Visit Lincolnshire Wolds

The Wolds of Lincolnshire are a series of hills set in attractive rolling countryside on the central-eastern part of England, and one of the designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England

They are the highest hills to be found in eastern England between Yorkshire and Kent, which means there are several opportunities to enjoy far-reaching views in both directions.

To the north the wolds reach the Humber (north of which they are the Yorkshire Wolds), and to the south lies the town of Spilsby.

The area was designated an area of outstanding natural beauty more than 35 years ago (1973). Less well known than some of the areas of outstanding natural beauty, the Lincolnshire Wolds offer several interesting features and characteristics, and will doubtless by firmly on the tourist map in a few years.

Hikers have already discovered the pleasure of the paths that cross the region, such as parts of the Viking Way long-distance path - walking and cycling are a lovely way to enjoy the rural setting and the small scale agriculture of the region, stopping occasionally at a tea shop or pub for some light refreshments.

Lincolnshire Wolds villages

There are a sprinkling of quiet towns and villages to discover in and around the wolds including:

  • Alford - market town
  • Binbrook
  • Burgh le Marsh
  • Caistor - market town
  • Coningsby
  • Horncastle - market town
  • Louth - market town
  • Market Rasen - market town
  • Somersby, burthplace of Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • Spilsby - market town
  • Tetford

Many other small villages and hamlets are to be found in the Lincolnshire Wolds but are not listed here.

Other highlights and monuments

  • Lincolnshire Wolds steam railway, at Ludborough
  • Tattershall Castle

Map of Lincolnshire Wolds and places nearby

Lincolnshire Wolds places to visit