This traverse begins on the Ulceby Chalk Plateau. Apart from said hamlet this 100 metre high plateau for most of history was empty and windswept crossed by a few lonely roads. On old maps it is referred to as the Great Furze meaning mainly gorse scrub. It allowed until Tennyson’s youth for clusters of Stone […]
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 […]
Sir Joseph Banks 1743 – 1820
Sir Joseph Banks was born in London but at an early age he inherited the extensive family estate at Revesby on the southern edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds. This and a voyage with Captain Cook around the world set him up in society as a leading light in both botany and modern farming methods. Although […]
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 […]
Unlike Kesteven Lindsey has few Roman roads. The most well known is the Ermine Street and runs in a straight line almost due north from Lincoln to the River Humber, which for a generation was the northern limit of the empire. Just north of Lincoln, by the Lincolnshire Showground, another road branches northwest to the […]
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 […]
Crossing Lymndale by Car.
Much of Lindsey faces the grey waters of the North Sea, which being shallow cools down appreciably in winter but only heats up slowly in Spring. When it is sunny with little wind and the sea is still cold fog banks can readily form and drift inland as mist or low clouds when a sea […]