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Owl Cottage
Links to things of interest in Lincolnshire
Owl Cottage, Sotby, Lincolnshire
Telephone 01507 578293

Luxury self catering holiday cottage with its own pool, hot tub and sauna
Things of interest around Lincolnshire
Click on the bold words below for links to web pages with more information.
  
The Deep in Hull
The World's largest submarium.  Wonder at the tank containing 2.5 million litres of water
 and 87 tonnes of salt. See 14 species of shark, moray eels,
rays and hundreds of other stunning sea creatures
Cadwell Park
Cadwell Park is one of British motorsport's best-kept secrets, despite the fact it has hosted car,
 bike and kart races since its creation.  As well as the VSCC's annual visit in June and the
 Radical Festival in August, Cadwell's highlight of the season will be the British Superbike
 meeting on the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Myers Lincolnshire Plum Loaf
In 1901 Charles Myers baked his first batch of Lincolnshire plum loaves. 
From that day on four generations of the
Myers family have continued the tradition using the same recipe.
This moist and fruity loaf with a unique taste of its own has become
popular with people all over the country.

Donna Nook Grey Seals
The British population of grey seals is of great international conservation importance and we are fortunate to have a thriving colony on the Lincolnshire coast.
For much of the year the seals are at sea or hauled out on distant sandbanks, but during the winter they come to breed near the dunes on the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve at Donna Nook.
They are present on the beach in November and December when you can be up close (to within inches if you are lucky)  of the seals.
The RAF Bombing Range at Donna Nook provides the seals with a relatively disturbance-free site for hauling out. The seals are not the least bit concerned by the planes. Staff at RAF Donna Nook make every effort to make sure that no harm comes to any animal because of military activity. The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust manages Donna Nook as a Nature Reserve with the agreement of the Ministry of Defence.

Lincolnshire Footpaths and Bridleways
This links to the Countryside Access Map.
This tool enables you to find routes and open areas with public access for walking, cycling
and riding in Lincolnshire.
You can zoom in and out at different scales, and find locations by village name, or postcode.

Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve
Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve is an area of some 430 hectares comprising
sandy and muddy seashores, sand-dunes, saltmarshes and freshwater habitats
extending for a distance of about 3 miles along the Lincolnshire coast,
 from the southern end of Skegness to the entrance of the Wash.
The primary function of the Reserve, which is recognised as an area of international
scientific interest, is to conserve this unspoilt stretch of coastline and its
important communities of plants and animals. Within the Reserve is
the most extensive complex of sand-dunes and saltmarshes in Lincolnshire.

RAF Lincolnshire Information
RAF-Lincolnshire.info is a website which is dedicated to providing a portal
to all specialist websites and action groups who care about the
heritage and legacy of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force units and
squadrons based at Lincolnshire locations.
The site focuses on the Second World War but spans the history of
the RAF and its precursors from the dawn of manned military aviation to the present day.

The English Golf Union at Woodhall Spa
The Hotchkin course celebrated its centenary in July 2005 and has hosted most of the
top national and international amateur events. Recently voted best inland course in
 England by Golf World and 47th in the world by Golf Magazine; the Hotchkin course sits
amidst wonderful natural surroundings, offering an exquisite and memorable golfing experience.
The Donald Steel designed Bracken course, opened in 1998, complements the Hotchkin
perfectly with its large, undulating greens and numerous water hazards.

Viking Way Long Distance Footpath
From the Humber Bridge this gentle route heads south along the Lincolnshire Wolds
 through territory once occupied by Vikings to Horncastle and
Lincoln, finishing near Rutland Water.  If you want to walk this path in sections then we will gladly help  by dropping you off and picking you up.  Mention this when you book.

Lincoln Cathedral
Lincoln Cathedral is one of the finest medieval buildings in Europe,
 which towers above Lincoln, a prominent landmark for miles around.

Lincoln Castle
By Norman times, Lincoln was the third city of the realm in prosperity and importance.
 In 1068, two years after the Battle of Hastings, William the Conqueror began building Lincoln Castle
 on a site occupied since Roman times.
For 900 years the castle was used as a court and prison with many being executed on the ramparts.
Many original features still remain and the wall walks provide visitors with magnificent
 views of the Cathedral, the City of Lincoln and the surrounding countryside.  Also housed
 in the castle is one of the original copies of the Magna Carta.

Horncastle
The community portal for Horncastle, Coningsby and Tattershall with news, sports and events from Lincolnshire, brought to you in association with the Horncastle News.

Skegness
Online guide to the town and area. Giving useful information for those
 who are thinking of visiting Skegness.

Sotby Wood path
This path enables a round to be made from Hatton by also using the bridleway passing
 by Moor Farm / Owl Cottage and quiet country lanes.
The path goes along the grassy field edge next to a drain which, in turn, is on the edge
 of Sotby wood so you may see a variety of wildlife associated with these habitats.
 The field edge itself should, with time, develop a variety of plants.
The farm is improving hedges in the area and managing them sympathetically for the benefit of wildlife.

Sotby Meadows Nature Reserve
Sotby Meadows are three species-rich unimproved grasslands managed traditionally for hay
 and late grazing. Their value for wildlife is increased by the adjacent green lane
 and its ancient hedges and thestream which bisects the
 site. The aquatic grasses fringing the stream are breeding grounds for reed bunting and
 sedge warbler. The greatest concentrations of breeding birds are found in tall hedges
 fringing the green lane where mature ash provide accommodation for hole-nesting birds.

Visiting Lincolnshire
A site where most things for the Lincolnshire visitor are covered

Lincolnshire Riding Schools, Stables, Hacking, Pony Trekking
Horseriding holiday activities can vary from an experienced rider simply hiring
 a horse for the odd hour to residential riding courses for absolute beginners.
This web page includes Riding Schools and Riding Centres, Residential Riding Holidays,
Pony Trekking, etc.

Lincolnshire Wolds
The Lincolnshire Wolds is a nationally important and cherished landscape, much
 of which was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
 in 1973 on account of its high scenic beauty.
The Lincolnshire Wolds form a rolling hilly landscape in the north-eastern quarter of Lincolnshire, mid-way
 between Lincoln and the coast, surrounded by the relatively flat fens, coastal marsh and the
 Lincoln Clay Vale. The AONB comprises an area of 558 km² (216 miles²), while the wider Lincolnshire Wolds Character/Natural Area incorporates the two neighbouring areas of the
 'Spilsby Crescent' to the south and the remaining chalk uplands to the north.

Lincolnshire Show
The present Lincolnshire Agricultural Society was formed in 1869 and initially the first
 Lincolnshire Shows travelled around Lincolnshire. 1958 saw the first Lincolnshire Show
 at its current site where the Showground has 205 acres.

Hemswell Antiques Centres
The Largest Antique Centre in Europe - open every day of the year apart from
 Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Hemswell Cliff Car Boot  and Others
Every Sunday in the year - 600 pitches, next to Hemswell Antiques Centre, Gainsborough.

Market Rasen Racecourse
Set in its rural surroundings Market Rasen is the only racecourse in Lincolnshire
 and offers a unique experience. The friendly family atmosphere and amazing views
 around the course are unmatched anywhere in the country.
It really is the perfect place for a great day out!!
Rand Farm Park
Donkeys, goats, cows and calves, big toys for litle people, play village, ride-on tractors, sandpit,
 peacocks, hamsters, guinea pigs, ducks, and geese, heavy horses, rabbits,
chipmunks, red deer, hatchery, small creatures house (wheelchair friendly),
pedal kart, track tractor rides (with hydraulic chair-lift), adventure playground,
indoor heated play pods, pigs and piglets, sheep and lambs, chickens, birthday parties, special
 event days, special party and meeting room.

Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Centre
Experience the thrill of an Eagle Owl sitting on a bench beside you,
 or a Peregrine Falcon swooping inches from you, or even an Eagle
 soaring majestically overhead then folding her wings and coming to rest
 at your feet. Flying demonstrations take place daily.

Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre
Relive a World War Two bomber airfield at East Kirkby
Experience the sights and sounds, smells and atmosphere
The only place in the country to see a Lancaster bomber on its original airfield!

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
This website contains details of the aircraft, facilities and personnel
of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. You can discover the history
behind every aircraft the Flight operates, and meet the pilots
who fly and the engineers and groundcrew who maintain and
support these magnificent machines.

Louth Lincs
Links to Web Sites in and around Louth Lincolnshire.










 














Select the red words below for links to web pages with more information.
  
The Deep in Hull
The World's largest submarium.  Wonder at the tank containing 2.5 million litres of water
 and 87 tonnes of salt. See 14 species of shark, moray eels,
rays and hundreds of other stunning sea creatures.

Cadwell Park
Cadwell Park is one of British motorsport's best-kept secrets, despite the fact it has hosted car,
 bike and kart races since its creation.  As well as the VSCC's annual visit in June and the
 Radical Festival in August, Cadwell's highlight of the season will be the British Superbike
 meeting on the August Bank Holiday weekend.
 This is when the circuit's true character comes out.

Myers Lincolnshire Plum Loaf
In 1901 Charles Myers baked his first batch of Lincolnshire plum loaves. 
From that day on four generations of the
Myers family have continued the tradition using the same recipe.
This moist and fruity loaf with a unique taste of its own has become
popular with people all over the country.

Donna Nook Grey Seals
The British population of grey seals is of great international conservation importance and we are fortunate to have a thriving colony on the Lincolnshire coast.
For much of the year the seals are at sea or hauled out on distant sandbanks, but during the winter they come to breed near the dunes on the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve at Donna Nook.
They are present on the beach in November and December when you can be up close (to within inches if you are lucky)  of the seals.
The RAF Bombing Range at Donna Nook provides the seals with a relatively disturbance-free site for hauling out. The seals are not the least bit concerned by the planes. Staff at RAF Donna Nook make every effort to make sure that no harm comes to any animal because of military activity. The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust manages Donna Nook as a Nature Reserve with the agreement of the Ministry of Defence.

Lincolnshire Footpaths and Bridleways
This links to the Countryside Access Map.
This tool enables you to find routes and open areas with public access for walking, cycling
and riding in Lincolnshire.
You can zoom in and out at different scales, and find locations by village name, or postcode.

Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve
Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve is an area of some 430 hectares comprising
sandy and muddy seashores, sand-dunes, saltmarshes and freshwater habitats
extending for a distance of about 3 miles along the Lincolnshire coast,
 from the southern end of Skegness to the entrance of the Wash.
The primary function of the Reserve, which is recognised as an area of international
scientific interest, is to conserve this unspoilt stretch of coastline and its
important communities of plants and animals. Within the Reserve is
the most extensive complex of sand-dunes and saltmarshes in Lincolnshire.

RAF Lincolnshire Information
RAF-Lincolnshire.info is a website which is dedicated to providing a portal
to all specialist websites and action groups who care about the
heritage and legacy of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force units and
squadrons based at Lincolnshire locations.
The site focuses on the Second World War but spans the history of
the RAF and its precursors from the dawn of manned military aviation to the present day.

The English Golf Union at Woodhall Spa
The Hotchkin course celebrated its centenary in July 2005 and has hosted most of the
top national and international amateur events. Recently voted best inland course in
 England by Golf World and 47th in the world by Golf Magazine; the Hotchkin course sits
amidst wonderful natural surroundings, offering an exquisite and memorable golfing experience.
The Donald Steel designed Bracken course, opened in 1998, complements the Hotchkin
perfectly with its large, undulating greens and numerous water hazards.

Viking Way Long Distance Footpath
From the Humber Bridge this gentle route heads south along the Lincolnshire Wolds
 through territory once occupied by Vikings to Horncastle and
Lincoln, finishing near Rutland Water.  If you want to walk this path in sections then we will gladly help  by dropping you off and picking you up.  Mention this when you book.

Lincoln Cathedral
Lincoln Cathedral is one of the finest medieval buildings in Europe,
 which towers above Lincoln, a prominent landmark for miles around.

Lincoln Castle
By Norman times, Lincoln was the third city of the realm in prosperity and importance.
 In 1068, two years after the Battle of Hastings, William the Conqueror began building Lincoln Castle
 on a site occupied since Roman times.
For 900 years the castle was used as a court and prison with many being executed on the ramparts.
Many original features still remain and the wall walks provide visitors with magnificent
 views of the Cathedral, the City of Lincoln and the surrounding countryside.  Also housed
 in the castle is one of the original copies of the Magna Carta.

Horncastle
The community portal for Horncastle, Coningsby and Tattershall with news, sports and events from Lincolnshire, brought to you in association with the Horncastle News.

Skegness
Online guide to the town and area. Giving useful information for those
 who are thinking of visiting Skegness.

Sotby Wood path
This path enables a round to be made from Hatton by also using the bridleway passing
 by Moor Farm / Owl Cottage and quiet country lanes.
The path goes along the grassy field edge next to a drain which, in turn, is on the edge
 of Sotby wood so you may see a variety of wildlife associated with these habitats.
 The field edge itself should, with time, develop a variety of plants.
The farm is improving hedges in the area and managing them sympathetically for the benefit of wildlife.

Sotby Meadows Nature Reserve
Sotby Meadows are three species-rich unimproved grasslands managed traditionally for hay
 and late grazing. Their value for wildlife is increased by the adjacent green lane
 and its ancient hedges and thestream which bisects the
 site. The aquatic grasses fringing the stream are breeding grounds for reed bunting and
 sedge warbler. The greatest concentrations of breeding birds are found in tall hedges
 fringing the green lane where mature ash provide accommodation for hole-nesting birds.

Visiting Lincolnshire
A site where most things for the Lincolnshire visitor are covered

Lincolnshire Riding Schools, Stables, Hacking, Pony Trekking
Horseriding holiday activities can vary from an experienced rider simply hiring
 a horse for the odd hour to residential riding courses for absolute beginners.
This web page includes Riding Schools and Riding Centres, Residential Riding Holidays,
Pony Trekking, etc.

Lincolnshire Wolds
The Lincolnshire Wolds is a nationally important and cherished landscape, much
 of which was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
 in 1973 on account of its high scenic beauty.
The Lincolnshire Wolds form a rolling hilly landscape in the north-eastern quarter of Lincolnshire, mid-way
 between Lincoln and the coast, surrounded by the relatively flat fens, coastal marsh and the
 Lincoln Clay Vale. The AONB comprises an area of 558 km² (216 miles²), while the wider Lincolnshire Wolds Character/Natural Area incorporates the two neighbouring areas of the
 'Spilsby Crescent' to the south and the remaining chalk uplands to the north.

Lincolnshire Show
The present Lincolnshire Agricultural Society was formed in 1869 and initially the first
 Lincolnshire Shows travelled around Lincolnshire. 1958 saw the first Lincolnshire Show
 at its current site where the Showground has 205 acres.

Hemswell Antiques Centres
The Largest Antique Centre in Europe - open every day of the year apart from
 Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Hemswell Cliff Car Boot  and Others
Every Sunday in the year - 600 pitches, next to Hemswell Antiques Centre, Gainsborough.

Market Rasen Racecourse
Set in its rural surroundings Market Rasen is the only racecourse in Lincolnshire
 and offers a unique experience. The friendly family atmosphere and amazing views
 around the course are unmatched anywhere in the country.
It really is the perfect place for a great day out!!
Rand Farm Park
Donkeys, goats, cows and calves, big toys for litle people, play village, ride-on tractors, sandpit,
 peacocks, hamsters, guinea pigs, ducks, and geese, heavy horses, rabbits,
chipmunks, red deer, hatchery, small creatures house (wheelchair friendly),
pedal kart, track tractor rides (with hydraulic chair-lift), adventure playground,
indoor heated play pods, pigs and piglets, sheep and lambs, chickens, birthday parties, special
 event days, special party and meeting room.

Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Centre
Experience the thrill of an Eagle Owl sitting on a bench beside you,
 or a Peregrine Falcon swooping inches from you, or even an Eagle
 soaring majestically overhead then folding her wings and coming to rest
 at your feet. Flying demonstrations take place daily.

Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre
Relive a World War Two bomber airfield at East Kirkby
Experience the sights and sounds, smells and atmosphere
The only place in the country to see a Lancaster bomber on its original airfield!

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
This website contains details of the aircraft, facilities and personnel
of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. You can discover the history
behind every aircraft the Flight operates, and meet the pilots
who fly and the engineers and groundcrew who maintain and
support these magnificent machines.

Louth Lincs
Links to Web Sites in and around Louth Lincolnshire.