Lincolnshire Wolds

The lush greenery of the Wolds prove this region’s reputation as flat and featureless is entirely undeserved.

Published 21 May 2018, 17:05 BST, Updated 30 Dec 2021, 17:52 GMT
Walking up the Cathedral Steps is a bit of steep climb to reach the magnificent building ...
Walking up the Cathedral Steps is a bit of steep climb to reach the magnificent building in the centre of Lincoln, and it stands in contrast to the lush, green countryside of Lincolnshire.
Photograph by KJBennett2017 / Pixabay

Lincolnshire might be as renowned for its fens and flatlands as Subaru is for its rugged dependability, but as anyone who’s climbed up appropriately named Steep Hill to Lincoln Cathedral knows, this region is home to some serious elevation changes.

No more so than the Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Beauty that looks more like rolling Devon countryside than the southern part of the county with its dykes and miles of hedge-free fields. Rising to over 150m this area is the highest point in England between Yorkshire and Kent. The famous Cadwell Park racing circuit makes a virtue of that, but the surrounding roads are almost as much fun and entirely free to use.

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