Things to do

Local Area

Situated within the Lincolnshire Wolds, South Ormsby Estate is a peaceful and beautiful rural landscape.

With fantastic outdoor attractions nearby including unspoilt beaches, country parks, market towns, nature reserves, and the historic city of Lincoln, you can explore to your heart’s content or sit back and relax.

Surrounded by quaint villages and open countryside, South Ormsby Estate is only 10 miles from the coast and a 15-minute drive away from the historic market towns of Louth and Horncastle.

The Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a haven of rolling hills, stone villages and historic market towns with cobbled streets.

Across 216 square miles of unspoilt countryside, the Lincolnshire Wolds has a rich heritage and is filled with opportunities for hiking, biking, horse riding, climbing, swimming, camping, motor racing and more.

The wild and natural Lincolnshire coastline is internationally recognised for its landscapes and wildlife as well as traditional coastal attractions, including one of the country’s favourite seaside resorts, Skegness.

For two thousand years, the city of Lincoln has inspired visitors with its outstanding architecture, history and heritage. With one of Britain’s most stunning cathedrals and a hilltop castle that houses Magna Carta, Lincoln is a vibrant, beautiful and historic destination.

Fields in summer. Green and yellow fields with sun shining down.

The Lincolnshire Wolds

Escape to the rolling hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB.

Whether you like to shop, walk and cycle, learn about history, enjoy fine food and drink, experience nature or get active outdoors, the Lincolnshire Wolds has something for you.

With miles of open countryside and natural beauty waiting to be discovered, the Lincolnshire Wolds is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors and a fantastic family holiday.

For nature lovers, cyclists and walkers, the scenic trails and tranquil views make the Lincolnshire Wolds a must-visit destination. Walking and cycling routes wind across the varied landscape and there’s a wide range of routes for every ability level.

The Lincolnshire Wolds is home to several nature reserves including Snipe Dales, where attractive valleys of mixed woodland and wetland offer spectacular views and diverse wildlife including birds, butterflies and dragonflies.

Known as the ‘mini-Nurburgring’, Cadwell Park has hosted some of the best motor racing in the country over the last 85 years.  Primarily used for motorbike racing, including the British Superbike Championship, Cadwell Park is a firm favourite for petrol heads.

Carrying passengers across the beautiful landscape, the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway keeps the excitement and nostalgia of steam travel alive along a stretch of the former Great Northern route from Boston to Grimsby.

Louth, Horncastle & Market Rasen

The historic market town of Louth is one of the UK’s best-loved foodie hot-spots. With a bustling market held each week selling some of Lincolnshire’s finest produce, Louth has a lot to offer. More fabulous foods are on sale at the many independent shops including butchers, bakers, fishmongers, greengrocers and a cheese shop.

St James’ Church in Louth has the tallest spire of any parish church in the country and the town is well known for its magnificent Georgian and Victorian houses, historic pubs and inns.

Horncastle is a market town that’s filled with antique shops, galleries, award-winning coffee houses, restaurants and traditional pubs. Horncastle also has several artisanal shops selling clothing and gifts.

Horncastle was established by the Romans and the remains of a Roman wall surround the town centre which is a beautiful gem of cobbled streets, thatched houses and historic buildings.

Market Rasen is a very popular starting point for walks across the Lincolnshire Wolds or through the beautiful Willingham Woods. With a market held every Tuesday, Horncastle’s high street is home to more than fifty independent shops and businesses including ironmongers, sweet shops and a haberdasher. Closeby, the famous Market Rasen Racecourse hosts top class horse racing and regularly hosts concerts by some of Britain’s best-known musicians.

Lincoln and the Lincolnshire Coast

The Lincolnshire coastline is internationally and nationally recognised for its landscapes and wildlife and it also has a wide range of attractions at its traditional seaside towns.

One of Britain’s favourite resorts, Skegness boasts traditional British seaside activities including a Victorian pier and clocktower as well as a magnificent sandy beach, complete with donkey rides. Arcades and amusements line the promenade and Skegness Aquarium and Natureland Seal Sanctuary will entertain the whole family.

A short drive away, Lincoln makes for a fantastic city break. Once a Roman city, Lincoln has played a major part in Britain’s history and is now a thriving city that’s full of life and rich with heritage.

Lincoln has a vibrant programme of events and festivals throughout the year from the annual Festival of Cycling to the world-renowned Steampunk Festival, there’s always something new to experience. Lincoln’s magnificent medieval cathedral was once the tallest building in the world and its castle houses one of the original copies of Magna Carta.

As well as the many museums and heritage attractions to explore, the city has a lively high street with well-known brands and quirky independent stores and a lively nightlife.

Lincolnshire is widely known as ‘Bomber County’ for its strong links to the RAF. Lincolnshire is home to some of the country’s oldest and most established airfields and was even home to the heroic Dambusters squadron of World War Two and Bomber Command. The county’s aviation heritage can be discovered at attractions including Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre and the International Bomber Command Centre near Lincoln; a world-class centre for the remembrance and recognition of the 1,000 men and women who served under Bomber Command during World War Two.

Afternoon Cream Teas

Whilst exploring the beautiful scenery of the Estate and the Lincolnshire Wolds, why not enjoy an English tradition with an afternoon cream tea.

At the Old Rectory, you can enjoy a cream tea on the terrace with spectacular views across the Estate and the Wolds. Afternoon teas are served between 2pm and 5pm. Contact Tanya and Roy at the Old Rectory on 01507 481 814 to book.

This summer, St Philip’s Church Hall in Brinkhill will be serving cream teas every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday during August between 2pm and 5pm. Enjoy delicious homemade cakes with a pot of tea in peaceful surroundings.