Heart of Lincs Newsletter - January 2023

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Outdoor Adventures for 2023


 A trip around North Kesteven unveils miles upon miles of natural beauty that can be appreciated at any time of the year, and when better to start exploring the great outdoors than the start of a new year?

The Heart of Lincs is characterised by big skies and wide-open spaces dotted with small settlements within a beautiful patchwork of natural and historical delights.

From the comfort of a car, the saddle of a bike, the back of a horse or fully absorbed on the ground at walking pace, there is so much to see and enjoy.

Find ideas for spending time outdoors including walking trails and cycling routes on our website: heartoflincs.com.

Whisby Nature Park

Whisby Nature Park

Located on the outskirts of Lincoln, Whisby Nature Park consists of 150 hectares of Natural habitat, with tranquil lakeside walks teaming with wildlife, rare flora and rich fauna. Reconnect with nature and enjoy endless delights according to the changing seasons.

The park is managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust and at its heart is the Natural World Centre where the Boardwalk Café, shop and award-winning Little Darters and Otter’s Reach play locations allow for adventurous activity indoors and out.

The Natural World Centre is open daily from 9:30am-4:30pm.

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The Burrow Escape

burrow escape

A beautiful barn conversion in scenic Branston has been named one of the top Airbnb stays in the country.

As well as a relaxing base from which to explore Lincoln and beyond, The Burrow Escape showcases small businesses with soaps, brownies and even diffusers made by local Lincolnshire producers.

You can book your stay through their website: theburrowescape.com.

Photo of the Month

View from Waddington hilltop

Image credit: Emma C

Have you taken a beautiful photo of the district that you'd like to share?

Thanks to Emma for the fabulous wintery view of Waddington.

Email heartoflincs@n-kesteven.gov.uk with your favourite photo and you could feature in our next newsletter.

January Events and Activities

Standing with Giants

Throughout January

Standing with Giants Exhibition: International Bomber Command Centre, 9:30am-4pm 

Sunday 1st – Monday 16th January

Whisby Winter Family Trail: Whisby Nature Park, 9am-5pm

Friday 6th January

Nature Tots: Whisby Nature Park, 10am-11:30am

Sunday 8th January

Mareham Pastures Conservation: Sleaford, 9:30-12:30

Milling Day: Cogglesford Watermill, 12pm-4pm

Navenby Plough Jags Tour: Mrs Smith’s Cottage, 6pm-8pm

Monday 9th January

Craft Club: Hub Sleaford, 1pm-3pm

Friday 13th January

Mrs Smith’s NavenBEEs: Mrs Smith’s Cottage, 11am-12pm

Saturday 14th January

Craft Club: Mrs Smith’s Cottage, 1pm-3pm

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th January

Dog Friendly Days: Lincoln Castle. Lincoln Castle 

Sunday 15th January

River Slea Cleanup: Hub Sleaford, 10am

Monday 16th January

Cycling Legends 02 TI-Raleigh: Doddington Hall, 7pm-8:30pm

Thursday 19th January

IBCC Lecture - The Winged Gunner and Op Manna: IBCC, 6.30pm-9.30pm

Talk: The Wildlife of Cape Province: Whisby Nature Park, 7:30pm

Saturday 21st January

Sewing Hub Taster: Hub Sleaford, 10:30am-12:30pm

.£10, basic sewing tools provided.

Thursday 26th January

Australian Wine Tasting: Doddington Hall, 7pm-9:30pm

Saturday 28th January

Habitat Surveying: Doddington Hall, 10am-5pm

Sunday 29th January

Life Drawing with Kelly Barfoot: Hub Sleaford, 10:30am-3pm

Whisby Work Party: Whisby Nature Park, 10am-3pm

Puzzle Swap: Cogglesford Watermill, 12pm-4pm

Tuesday 31st January

Craft Tinies: Hub Sleaford, 10am-12pm

If you have any events you'd like us to include on our 'What's On' calendar, send us an email: heartoflincs@n-kesteven.gov.uk