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things to do

 

Come for peace and quiet, hill hiking to country pubs, big skies renowned for their sunsets, guided wildlife-watching by moonlight (seasonal), sundowners, bird-watching, bee-keeping, campfire coffee sessions.

Activities

Have a safari shower – you might think it’s a bit crazy, but there is something really fun and exhilarating about having a shower outdoors, whatever the weather! Even if you only try it once, it’s a unique experience and guaranteed to give you a few giggles in the process. It does help to have an extra pair of hands (so to speak), think of it as a team sport!

Get involved with re-wilding – we will let you know if there are any re-wilding projects taking place during your stay and we would love it if you got involved. From moth nights and bird watching with Kevin, to bee-keeping introductions and tree planting, if you have a particular interest in learning more about our natural heritage, just let us know and we’ll be happy to find something for you to do!

Cook over fire – it might be easier to re-heat some soup or make a sandwich indoors, but we encourage all our guests to cook outside over the fire at least once. It’s a primitive experience that brings you back to a simple way of living and promotes mindfulness by its very nature.

Learn to forage - join one of our hosted events, from foraging walks with our resident forager Tee, to full blown feasts over fire in our woodlands and other secret locations. Check out our Gather page and follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more details

Take a walk around the historic settlement of Caistor - a gentle stroll up the hill across the fields will bring you to Caistor. 

With its quaint marketplace, fringed by quirky independent shops and cafes, it is one of three Lincolnshire Wolds ‘Walkers are Welcome’ towns, as it lies on the Viking WayLook closely and you will see how the narrow streets still follow the layout of the original Roman military camp. The Romans occupied Lincolnshire for over three centuries and built many forts across the county, including at; Ancaster, Caistor, Lincoln, Louth, Stamford and Tattershall. Caistor’s impressive Georgian market square lies at the heart of a conservation area that contains 56 - mainly Grade II - listed buildings, making it one of Lincolnshire’s most important conservation areas

Hike the Viking Way – the Viking Way is a long distance national trail that goes from the south of the Humber Bridge, across the Wolds and down to Rutland Water. The Viking Way is accessible from the bottom of Mansgate Hill (head north to Caistor), or turn left from the car park at the old Dunn Deal Tearoom and follow the Viking helmet public path signs to head south across the Wolds.

Guided hiking and natural navigation skills with Richard Fish. Richard aims to support and inspire you to engage with the outdoors. His courses and workshops and guided hikes aim to help you learn skills, challenge yourself and discover the environment. Please ask for details

Traditional wood carving with Alex Walshaw. Alex makes furniture and other practical household items from wind fallen or sustainably coppiced local wood, at his craft retreat near Market Rasen. Please ask for details.

Traditional Blacksmith Experience with Cameron Huggins. Cameron offers full or half day smithing experiences at his beautiful, traditional forge in Redbourne (near Gainsborough). Please ask for details

Wild Swim at Ocean Walker Academy, Wragby. Ocean Walker Academy is the UK’s first purpose built open water swimming and wellbeing centre with the primary goal to provide a variety of physical and mental activities to facilitate fitness and wellbeing.

Visit the antiques shops in Horncastle

See a movie at The Kinema in the Woods, Woodhall Spa

Swim at the Lido at Jubilee Park, Woodhall Spa

Caistor Street Food Market – street food, artisan market and music, first Wednesday of every month from April to December, 3pm until late

SUP with Ebb and Flow Collective in Cleethorpes 

See the sun rise with the seal colony at Donna Nook - Donna Nook covers more than 10km (6.25 miles) of coastline between Grainthorpe Haven in the north and Saltfleet in the south where it borders the Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe National Nature Reserve. Every November and December, grey seals come to the Donna Nook coastline to give birth to their pups near the sand dunes; a wildlife spectacle which attracts visitors from across the UK.

Linger, verb /ˈlɪŋɡə(r)/ 1. To stay on in a place longer than expected, as if from reluctance to leave. To dwell in contemplation, thought or enjoyment.

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