A brief explanation of the maps and cross sections included in this post. The map below is designed specifically to highlight the irregular distribution of hills in the area, which is unusual for a chalk escarpment in England and is due to the many different bands of sediment that lie between the top of the […]
Making the most of the Wolds.
The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust states in their Winter 2021 Lapwings magazine : “Bigger, more robust, nature reserves will be better able to withstand the effects of climate change and if we can link them into a coherent network, we will allow species to move across the landscape better and prevent fragmentation and isolation of vulnerable […]
Wet and Wild Carrs
After a spell at Louth George Tennyson took his sons out of the school there, that they hated, and set them up in a converted medieval bathhouse just outside their home village of Somersby. This old building was set in an old wood across a field from the rambling rectory where Alfred lived with his […]
The River Lymn and its Tributaries.
The small streams that come together to form the River Lymn run down from the hills west of Tetford. They pass through the village as a fast flowing stream which at this stage is the very epitome of Tennyson’s brook. Particularly just past Tetford watermill it babbles over rocks and roots as it hurries through […]
Tealby and the Tennyson d’Eyncourts
The Right Honourable Charles Tennyson d’Eyncourt He was a man of powerful and cultivated intellect and of great political sagacity; a staunch adherent to old constitutional principles yet he knew how to promote the advance of popular liberties. The school in the parish erected by him and the additions to Bayons Manor bear record of […]
Link to Slideshow.
This is a compilation of photos, maps and poems assembled over the last few years which have been taken from different posts. The slideshow, which last 16 minutes, will give you the opportunity to get a quick impression of the villages and countryside around Somersby where the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson lived for the first […]
More about the Danes.
In the introduction to this blog I explained why I used descriptive names like gill and rig, normally associated with northern England, to describe the landscape of the southern Wolds. The first map shows how in the Howardian Hills in North Yorkshire where these words are used within a topography similar in height to the […]
Although the A 158 coast road marks the southern boundary of the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB in the Hagworthingham area, it also passes through some of the most interesting landscape of the Wolds. This main road on summer weekends can be very busy but it also gives easy access to quiet corners of the Wolds that […]
Big Skies and Hidden Valleys.
Lincolnshire has always been singled out for its big skies and more recently has been promoted as a good location for cloud spotting with its clear air and uninterrupted views but if you had to pick a single location where these characteristics are shown off to best effect then the high ground immediately west of […]
The Old Coast Road and other Hidden Ways.
The A158 coast road from Horncastle to Skegness, apart from busy weekends during the summer, is a delightful road to drive along. This is especially true in early morning when mist lingers in the Wolds valleys having yet to be disbursed by the strong rays of the sun rising up from the North Sea. Or […]