Lincolnshire Wolds was named as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1973. It is under the supervision of the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service. At present, there are 40 such areas across England and Wales.
The AONB was created through the incorporation of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act of 1949. This legislation is meant to promote the natural beauty of designated zones as well as opportunities in tourism development. Said areas can be likened to national parks with emphasis on natural attractions such as forests, grasslands, rivers, swamps, estuaries, and shorelines.
The Wolds is believed to have been populated since the primeval period. The landscape was influenced considerably by ancient and contemporary agricultural practices. The Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service works closely with local landlord, farmers, business organizations, parish councils and Wolds residents to improve and protect the terrain.
Places to Visit in the Lincolnshire Wolds
Some of the attractions that tourists include the following:
- Alford Five Sailed Windmill & Tea Room – It is a windmill that continues to function at the border of this market town. The mill churns out flour obtained from organic grain while the ground shop sells an assortment of unprocessed food products. Tourists can explore the refinery and observe the flour milling procedure. On the other hand, the tea room serves refreshments and light snacks. The Old Engine House was converted into a showroom for Victorian and Edwardian antique pieces.
- Alford Manor House – This manor house constructed in 1611 is said to be the biggest manor house in England. It is an extraordinary mansion made of amalgamated structure and showcases a wooden framework with mud and stud panels. The ground level and rooms in this floor highlight designs during the Georgian and Victorian times. The upper floors have remained intact since the 17th century.
- Alford Pottery – The collection of earthenware and ceramic objects is appropriate for microwaves and dish washers. These ceramics are designed by expert potters Michel and Heather Ducos.
Places to Stay
- The Pack Horse in Louth is a 300-year old edifice which has individual rooms with modern amenities such as lavish bathrooms, tea and coffee makers and flat screen television with satellite channels. There is an American diner and bar that serves American dishes, cocktails and desserts.
- Best Western Oaklands Hall Hotel is in the middle of a private housing estate that was erected in 1877. Aside from the modern rooms, the hotel has banquet facilities for weddings and social events. It can accommodate as many as 200 guests.
- Half Moon Hotel and Restaurant boasts of newly renovated suite rooms with an a la carte restaurant that can sit 50 customers and serves cosmopolitan fare.
- All Season Apartments are located in the town of Louth. These apartments have fully furnished rooms, free parking and restaurants. There are also barbecue facilities in the veranda.
- Best Western Kenwick Park Hotel and Leisure Club is situated near Louth with an 18-hole golf course inside the estate. It also houses a health and leisure club.