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Lincolnshire Limewoods

The Lincolnshire Limewoods is an area steeped in history and rich in wildlife. Discover ancient woodlands and quiet countryside or step back in time at one of the many archaeological sites - the Limewoods is wild and waiting to be explored.

You can view a map of the Limewoods area on the right and explore more about what there is to do from the links below.

The Limewoods Project

The Lincolnshire Limewoods Project is a partnership aiming to protect, enhance and promote the natural and historic landscape and features of the Lincolnshire Limewoods.

The project was awarded a £700,000 Heritage Grant from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and is a partnership between the following organisations:

Funding Partners

  • Lincolnshire County Council
  • Forestry Commission
  • Natural England
  • Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Partners

  • Bardney Development Trust
  • East Lindsey District Council
  • English Heritage
  • Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire
  • West Lindsey District Council
  • Woodland Trust

All partner organisations have signed a Memorandum of Agreement showing their commitment to the aims of the project. A number of partners are involved in developing and delivering projects as part of the Limewoods Project work programme.

Mareham Pastures Local Nature Reserve

Visit

There’s plenty to see and do in the Limewoods with walks, cycle routes, woods and nature reserves, abbeys and other visitor attractions on offer.

Barlings Ruin

History

Occasional archaeological finds from the Limewoods area show local activity through the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic periods, and there is evidence of Bronze Age occupation.

Photo taken from South Kyme

Wildlife

The Lincolnshire Limewoods is teeming with wildlife including a healthy population of birds, dormice, reptiles and several colonies of butterfly.

The Lincolnshire Chalk Streams project training volunteers to spot riverflies and check water quality

Get Involved

We work with a number of groups and organisations to provide opportunities for volunteering across the Limewoods area.

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