Why I love Lincolnshire

why I love Lincolnshire

I love living in Lincolnshire

I have lived in Lincolnshire most of my life, I had 3 years in Liverpool studying Zoology, which I loved and then returned to Lincolnshire.  I know the county well having spent most of my late teens and early twenties as a YFC member travelling around the county to sporting events, discos, meetings, public speaking competitions and balls.  From Brigg and Market Rasen in the North, to Spalding in the South, across to Wainfleet in the East and Caythorpe in the West, if there was an event on, members from Coningsby YFC would be there.

Lincolnshire is a large county and there is something for everyone.  I live on the edge of the Lincolnshire Fens, which are flat and consist of miles of fields of leeks, wheat, oilseed rape, cabbages and potatoes.  To some people the Fens aren’t as beautiful, as the undulating fields and country lanes of the Wolds, but I love the Fens, you can see for miles and you can’t beat a misty autumnal morning sunrise or a late summer sunset.  When I went to Uni many people didn’t know where Lincolnshire was, until I mentioned Skegness and then people knew where I was from.  Lincolnshire has beautiful long sandy beaches on the East coast, including the busy traditional seaside resorts like Cleethorpes, Mablethorpe & Skegness, however I prefer the quieter places like Sutton on Sea and Huttoft.  I also love Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve I spent a week doing some volunteering there when I left Uni, it is a great place to go for a walk and has a new modern cafe and visitor centre.

Cafe at Gibraltar Point
Cafe at Gibraltar Point
View from Cafe at Gibraltar Point
View from Cafe at Gibraltar Point, with stormy skies

I also love Hubbard’s Hills near Louth and Snipe Dales near Spilsby both are great places to go for a walk and I have many happy memories of taking my children for walks there.

Snipedales Lincolnshire
Snipedales, Lincolnshire

The county is full of history too.  In Lincoln there is the Cathedral and Castle, Museum of Lincolnshire life and the Collection, in the south near the beautiful Georgian town of Stamford, there is Burghley, a great Elizabethan house and to the west there is Belton House near Grantham.  Boston, although it tends to be known for negative things now, is a historic town with the beautiful and iconic Boston Stump.  In medieval times it was a busy port second only to London, but it is most well known for its connections with the Puritans in the early 1600’s who tried to leave England to go to America.

Belton House
Belton House

Another one of my favourite places is Woodhall Spa an Edwardian Spa resort, there is the Petwood Hotel,  Jubilee Park with its outdoor swimming pool and the Kinema in the Woods, a unique cinema.  I love going to the Kinema and have been going there to see films since I was a child.

I enjoy working with Lincolnshire businesses because they are so diverse and I get to travel around the beautiful county to work with them.  I work with charities that are working to make Lincolnshire a better place to live and who are supporting families in the county.  Then I work with food and drink producers to help them promote their produce in Lincolnshire and beyond, as well as working with tourism businesses, who are promoting all the fun and interesting things there are to do in the county.  I also work with other business women like myself that are building flexible businesses that fit around their children or other commitments that they have.  So if you are a Lincolnshire business and want to learn how to use Social Media to market and promote your business, please get in touch to discuss how I can work with you.

What do you love about Lincolnshire? Have you ever been to Lincolnshire for a holiday? Please leave a comment below.