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Epworth Field’s Guide to the Top 3 Walks in Epworth, Lincolnshire

 

Lace up your walking boots, grab a pair of binoculars and join us as we share our picks for the best walks in Epworth, Lincolnshire.

 

North Lincolnshire is one of the most beautiful parts of the country with a dozen nature reserves and woodlands offering untouched beauty and stunning landscapes. 

From historic airfields to a 12th Century Abbey, walks in North Lincolnshire are some of the most diverse and interesting. 

Epworth Fields Country Park is situated in the historic town of Epworth which is home to its own stunning walks. All of the walks we have selected are close to our hearts and doorstep here at Epworth Fields Holiday Park. 

We recommend all of these North Lincolnshire walks mentioned to people staying with us and we hope that you will try some of these walks and let us know what you think.

 

Epworth Turbary

Epworth Turbary

The Epworth Turbary is a local walk in one of North Lincolnshire Trust’s nature reserves and a unique chance to see one of Britain’s remaining raised bogs and a relict from when Cornelius Vermuyden and a band of Flemish engineers drained the fens and swamps in the area circa 1620.

There is a circular waymarked path of around 1.2 miles (2km) which will take you around the whole site and allow you to take in the beautiful wildlife. 

You can expect to see over 11 species of breeding dragonflies and damselflies, various bird species, unique plants and rare breeding birds as well as a flock of Hebridean sheep. It’s a paradise for nature buffs.

Epworth Turbary is a historic site of natural beauty, with over 94% of Britains raised bogs been cleared. You can still find the rare fen sedge, Cladium mariscus, which was once used for ridge thatching.
If you would like to find more information about the route including a map then follow this link which contains a handy guide:
https://www.lincstrust.org.uk/sites/default/files/2018-10/Epworth%20Turbary.pdf

 

Langholme Woods and Lake

Langholme Woods and Lake

There is a wonderful woodland walk and fishing lake near the Lincolnshire-Nottinghamshire border, just south of Haxey. Langholme Woods offers a delightful 1.3km (0.8m) walk whilst Langholme lake is one of the best managed fishing lakes in the UK.

Just take a look at some of the catches made by people at Langholme Lake:

Fishing Langholme

See more at: https://www.facebook.com/langholmelake/

If catching giant fish isn’t your thing then there is a gorgeous woodland walk that the whole family will love, especially the little ones and any muddy paws!

There is an easy-to-follow waymarked circular path, however stiles may make it difficult to access for those with wheelchairs or pushchairs. 

The woods are a haven for wildlife with over 52 recorded species. You can find out more about the walk route and download a PDF map of the route from:
https://www.haxeywalkers.co.uk/short-walk-5/

 

The Wesley Trail

The Wesley Trail

Epworth is famous as the birthplace of John and Charles Wesley, the founders of the Methodist movement. Throughout the town there are signposts and plaques at sites of significance to the Wesley family and the history of Methodism. 

The Wesley Trail walk is a great route which will allow you to take in the rich culture and heritage of this charming market town. It’s a great opportunity to be transported back in time and to discover how this quiet time changed the face of religion for good.

You can undertake the walk by yourself or you can book a guided tour from within The Old Rectory. 

The tour takes in the following sights:

 

Ready to shop?

Once you’ve finished walking why not spend some town browsing the unique boutique shops and discover what Epworth has to offer? There are a dozen quaint cafes and coffee shops set among the town’s distinctive Dutch-influenced architecture. 

If you plan to spend time in Epworth we hope that you’ll consider choosing to stay with us at Epworth Fields. We have a range of accommodation to suit all walkers, from fully furnished holiday cottages, caravans to both electric and non-electric camping pitches.

We look forward to welcoming you to Epworth Fields Holiday Park soon.

Happy walking!

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