The RAF have always been heavily present in this region and for those who are interested in aviation and war history, there is lots to see and do.
Friends of ours who serve in the RAF tell us the region is often referred to as “big sky country” and indeed it is just that. The sky at night is unpolluted and therefore there is great night time skies, with uninterrupted views. By day, there is very little on the horizon, a few isolated houses and villages and no great hills to break up the views. Hence the term, “big sky country”.
For many it is the sense of space in the surrounding area’s that really does the business and The Wolds, officially an AONB ( to all you townies, that stands for an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) sums up this feeling of freedom and space, the feeling of “big sky country”. For many, it is this combination of personal space and wide open spaces that provide the antidote to the “personal claustrophobia” that many parents and carers feel, day in day out.
Just a few miles to the west of The Thomas Centre, the Lincolnshire Wolds are the main group of hills in the region and are thinly peppered with small hamlets and picturesque villages. Surrounded by simple rolling hills and stunning scenery, the area is just perfect for walkers, ramblers, joggers and cyclists alike. To get an idea of what we mean, just a have a look at some of the pictures and click here.
The poets among us will already know that this is the homestead of Queen Victoria’s Poet Laureate, Alfred Tennyson and much of his inspiration was drawn from the hamlets, villages and towns of the Lincolnshire Wolds.
Scattered throughout The Wolds you will find a handful of small towns such as
• Market Rasen, always popular with race-goers This is a great day out as the course is small enough to be seen in it’s entirety from most parts of the public area’s. Boxing Day is a must for us, last year over 14,000 turned out to create a fantastic atmosphere.
• Horncastle is “a must” for antique enthusiasts and claims to be 'The Best Antiques Town in Lincolnshire.