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In a county blessed with abundant space and beautiful scenery, outdoor pursuits in Lincolnshire are thriving. Our advice? Head to the Lincolnshire Wolds to enjoy a hint of adventure; pootle down for dinner at your leisure; cosy up with your favourite tipple, and then slip into bed for a sweet slumber…simply divine. Whatever you choose, peace, tranquillity and freedom to roam come as standard.
Open Water Swimming
Just a 15 minute drive from the hotel, on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds is a purpose built swimming, watersports and wellbeing centre - Ocean Walker Academy. Enjoy open water swimming year-round at this impressive facility. They also offer open water taster courses, yoga and swim sessions, and swim with your dog sessions!
Kayaking & SUP
If you prefer a paddle to a swim, then Ocean Walker Academy has got you covered too. They run 50 minute kayak or stand up paddleboard sessions on the lake, with an additional 20 minutes for you to explore the grounds or grab a refreshment from the cafe. Hire a kayak or paddleboard, or bring your own, and simply enjoy your time on the water.
Walking & Hiking
A real sense of freedom and ease of travel make the Lincolnshire Wolds easy to explore on foot. Friendly market towns such as Horncastle, Market Rasen and Caistor are ideal starting or finishing points, where you’ll also find accessible, well-marked routes to follow. Consider a Photo Walk around historic Lincoln, popular with locals and residents alike. Download handy leaflets and maps…
Washingborough Hall is slap-bang on Route 1 of The Sustrans National Cycle Network. If you’re pedalling from Dover to the Shetland Islands, we can ensure that you’re well fed and well looked after. Looking for something a little more manageable? The well-known Water Rail Way route passes through Washingborough, too. Affordable bike hire is available throughout Lincoln on a scheme similar to the 'Boris Bikes' in London.
Clay Pigeon Shooting
There are several shooting venues in Lincolnshire, all offer professional guidance. Bardney Clays Shooting Ground near Bardney is nearest; they can offer equipment hire too and would be delighted to discuss your requirements.
The network of Lincolnshire Fens provide some excellent traditional mixed coarse fishing within easy reach of Washingborough Hall. For more info, look up Harrison’s Tackle Shop, Langdale Lakes Carp Fishery and Toft Trout Fishery.
There’s a pleasing selection of challenging golf courses in Lincolnshire. We love the beautiful parkland course of Blankney Golf Club, it’s well maintained and in a lovely rural location. There’s superb year round play, and some great golf offers throughout the season.
Surrounded on all sides by superb hacking country, Lincolnshire is perfect for a spot of horse riding. To hire equipment and book riding lessons, contact the nearby Park Riding School.