Lincolnshire Journals

Dog Holiday

A May 2006 trip to Lincolnshire by Slaney

Natural World Centre & Whisby Nature Park Photo, Lincoln, England More Photos
Quote: A week long holiday with friends and dogs.

Dog Holiday

Overview

Whisby Nature Reserve Photo, Lincoln, England
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One highlight of the trip was being in such a large party – there was never any boredom. The cottages were in a beautiful area with extensive views across open fields and the grounds were large with lawns, flower beds, and a small private wood which the dogs loved to roam. We ladies and the dogs went through the woods at midnight one night with torches to light our way. Suddenly one of the dogs sped past and this started the teenagers screaming as they thought it was a ghost! It was good to have all three cottages for our party as no-one else was disturbed.Quick Tips: The hamlet of Great Sturton is pretty and has a very old church for exploration. There are plenty of walks in the vicinity and...Read More
Old Barn Cottages Photo, Lincolnshire, England
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There are three cottages in a small pebbled yard, converted from a Georgian red brick barn. Each cottage has a patio with furniture, but all are different inside.THE GRANARYThe smallest sleeping 4 has a small lounge, kitchen/dining area, downstairs bathroom and circular staircase to two bedrooms. One bedroom has a double bed the other two singles (one being slightly narrower).THE CHAFFHOUSEThe middle sleeps 5 and has one double and one single bedroom with a double futon on a mezzanine upstairs. Downstairs is a kitchen/dining area with separate lounge and a shower room with toilet and washbasin. (A word of warning: the futon only has a thin mattress and is very hard ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 24, 2007

Old Barn Cottages
Beech House
Lincolnshire, England
+44 (1507) 578435

Little Cawthorpe Village

Attraction | "Lower Cawthorpe"

Little Cawthorpe Village Photo, Lincolnshire, England
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Two miles from Louth, Lower Cawthorpe village is very pretty and designated as “an area of outstanding natural beauty”. Vehicles can be left in the Inn car park whilst you walk and admire the area. The walk we did took between 1 and 2 hours and leaves the Inn turning left out of the car park up the incline past pretty cottages and a stone house fronted by a large pond. The walk continues up a short hill and on the main road for a couple of miles, which can be a problem when you have dogs, before branching back onto country tracks bypassing fields back to the side of the river, through the ford at the side of which is a cottage with a water wheel and back to the car park, where you can sit in t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 24, 2007

Little Cawthorpe Village
3 Miles SE of Louth
Lincolnshire, England

Natural World Centre & Whisby Nature Park

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Attraction | "The Natural World Centre & Whisby Nature Park"

Natural World Centre & Whisby Nature Park Photo, Lincoln, England
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Whisby Nature Park is such a wonderful place to spend a day. We have been twice now. The first time was a hot summer's day, the second time (although summer again) it was cloudy and chilly. Both times we found so much of interest, from walking round the park to watching all the bird life. It is an ideal place for children, adults, and dogs.At the entrance is a garden area with bird feeders and a glass fronted hide where you can enjoy watching garden birds feed. There were finches, blue tits and doves as well as the usual sparrows during our visit. The park consists of 375 acres of lakes, woodland, ponds, grassland and heath all restored to nature after being a sand and grave...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 24, 2007

Natural World Centre & Whisby Nature Park
Moore Lane, Thorpe on the Hill
Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN6 9BW
01522 68 88 68

Lincolnshire Coastal Towns

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The beach Photo,
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SKEGNESSFrom being a small port where coal was landed in 1841, and a recorded population of 185 in 1842 when it was a pleasant seaside village with only two hotels and private lodgings Skegness has grown immensely. In 1873 the railway arrived and it began to grow when the working class came to spend a day at the seaside. August Bank Holiday 1882 in Skegness saw 22,000 day trippers!Now with a year round population of 18,000+ Skegness is the largest town on what is known as the “Funcoast” and is still popular with day trippers and holidaymakers as there is so much to entertain. Butlins Holiday Camp, opened in 1935, saw many of these holiday makers. Situated between Skegness and I...Read More

The Accident

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Thursday morning dawned dull, cold, and drizzly, but it didn’t deter us from setting off for a walk. There were ten adults and four dogs in three cars and our destination was Sleaford.As we were proceeding down the A153 having passed through Horncastle in the Sleaford direction, three cars were coming towards us, the first a 4 x 4 stopped, indicating to turn right across our path into a farm driveway. As our leader car passed a blue VW came speeding round the bend towards us, obviously couldn’t stop when seeing the queue in the road, swerved and hit the middle car of our convoy which careered into the shallow ditch at the side of the road and then back to the road with one wheel bent. The driv...Read More