If you are looking to find somewhere to embrace nature and spend time on your daily walk, you’ve come to the right place! Lincoln holds many other natural and beautiful landscapes to explore and enjoy. Here is a list of the multiple choices that you can decide to visit…
The West Common is a large green space which is located on the west side of the city and is only a 17-minute walk from the University Campus. This grassy area is home to a number of wildlife creatures, as well as a great space for sports such as tennis and football. The West Common is a very popular and demanding location for horse riders. The horses are daily inhibitors who spend most of the year grazing at this location.
Boultham Park is a lovely area to visit and is located 30 minutes from the University. The park was part of an estate in the 18th and 19th centuries. The land was then secured by the City of Lincoln Council in 1929 and was opened as a public park. Boultham Park has multiple features including a lake, woodlands, large green spaces, children’s play area, bowling green and a fountain garden.
The Arboretum is situated just off Monks Road which is close to the location of Lincoln College. The Arboretum was originally designed between 1870 and 1872 and in 2003, the Arboretum went through a massive restoration project which gave the park new life and brought it back to its former glory, which people can now enjoy with features such as gardens, lakes, fountains, bridges, a Victorian bandstand and a children’s play area.
Hartsholme Country Park
Hartsholme Country Park is a stunning open space to the south of the city which covers more than 200 acres. Members of the general public can enjoy long walks and cycle rides through and around the beautiful lakes and grounds of the park. Hartsholme is also a Green Flag Award-winning park containing lots of aspects to do and see such as Victorian gardens, a large reservoir, woodlands and grasslands.
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Liquorice Park is former orchard and meadow located in Lincoln’s West End which is now part of the local community, producing fruit trees and habitats for a range of wildlife. All the land on the flatter part which resides above Carline Road and below Yarborough Road down to West Parade was sold off for housing development, however, the steepest part in the middle was left as open land. In 1998 the Liquorice Park Millennium Green Trust was established and registered as a charity and the site was leased to them by the City of Lincoln Council. Most of the land was left and became overgrown, which provided useful new habitats for a range of wildlife and plant life. The trust wants to carry on this vision as they want to create a natural but substantial green space for all of its residents.
I hope this information has been very helpful for you to find alternative places to visit within Lincoln, and appreciate your surroundings when you leave the house (while still keeping this as infrequent as possible, and maintaining social distancing!)