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Lincolnshire and the Lake District

Over the next 6 weeks or so, I’ll be in Lincolnshire for a couple of days, and a long weekend in the lakes with the family.
I reckon I will be able to get out for one sunrise in lincs, and a sunrise plus a sunset in the lakes.

I’m starting to look for easy access locations as time will be limited, any tips greatly appreciated! Staying near Sleaford and Ambleside. Ideally would need to be within an hours drive from base really. For the lakes I’m thinking Derwent water offers good choices, but another option would be good too. For lincs I have no idea!!


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Re: Lincolnshire and the Lake District

Woodhall Spa in Lincs. is an attractive and interesting place, and the 'Kinema in the Woods' is a 'must'.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodhall_Spa

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Woodhall Spa in Lincs. is an attractive and interesting place, and the 'Kinema in the Woods' is a 'must'.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodhall_Spa

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Re: Lincolnshire and the Lake District

Lincoln Cathedral and Castle are also next to each other with nearby parking. Be advised that a ticket covering both is around £13 these days.


If you are returning then an 'oap' years ticket in the cathedral is about £6 covers any number of entries.


Further away you could visit the humber bridge/nature reserve(next to it) and far ings nature reserve (another 3/4 mile). You can park next to the bridge for free (in Barton on Humber).


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Lincoln Cathedral and Castle are also next to each other with nearby parking. Be advised that a ticket covering both is around £13 these days.
They're both great places to visit, but deserve a day each to do them justice. The view of the cathedral from the castle battlements is a photographic favourite. Lincoln is my favourite cathedral.

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Re: Lincolnshire and the Lake District

Bracebridge Church on Brant Road in Lincoln is older than Lincoln Cathedral, it might be worth a visit to see some Saxon architecture (I think I remember that from my enforced visits it to it when but a lad)

There is also some quaint narrow river between the Brayford Pool and the High Bridge which has some half timbered building on the bridge, could be worth a picture or two.

While in the Cathedral district it is worth while wandering around the streets eg Bailgate to the old Roman arch (Newpport Arch) that has suffered from too high vehicles trying to get through it. The locals seem to be able to rebuild it quite well.
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Re: Lincolnshire and the Lake District

Blea tarn, Rydal water and Grasmere are closer to Ambleside and worth a visit.

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Re: Lincolnshire and the Lake District

However back in Lincoln a walk from the High Bridge through the Stone Bow along High Street, then up the Straight, Steep Hill to the Castle and Cathedral, lots of old buildings containing antique shops. This could take you 15 minutes or half a day depending on what takees your fancy.
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However back in Lincoln a walk from the High Bridge through the Stone Bow along High Street, then up the Straight, Steep Hill to the Castle and Cathedral, lots of old buildings containing antique shops. This could take you 15 minutes or half a day depending on what takees your fancy.
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However back in Lincoln a walk from the High Bridge through the Stone Bow along High Street, then up the Straight, Steep Hill to the Castle and Cathedral, lots of old buildings containing antique shops. This could take you 15 minutes or half a day depending on what takees your fancy.
When I was on Steep Hill (avoid if icy!) about 5 years ago, I was surprised to see a surplus electronics shop still there that I remembered from magazines in the 60s. It's probably worth a browse if you're into surplus electronic components. (I can't remember the name of the shop, though).

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When I was on Steep Hill (avoid if icy!) about 5 years ago, I was surprised to see a surplus electronics shop still there that I remembered from magazines in the 60s. It's probably worth a browse if you're into surplus electronic components. (I can't remember the name of the shop, though).

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Birkett's I seem to remember from many hours browsing in the mid 1970's

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Re: Lincolnshire and the Lake District

I remember Birkett's, a school mate was into shortwave radio and Birkett's had a lot of ex militiary stuff.
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Re: Lincolnshire and the Lake District

While in Lincoln, this is a pleasant pub on Steep Hill, with decent food and not too gentrified (well, it wasnít when I was last in there a couple of years ago): http://www.wigandmitre.com/wig-mitre/
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Re: Lincolnshire and the Lake District

Well, unfortunately Lincoln didn’t really come to fruition, but we’ve just got back from a lovely weekend in the lakes. Family commitments meant any long hikes were out of the question for me, so I only managed a couple of short sessions and just did the obvious easily accessible locations, so nothing groundbreaking from me! I did sunrises at Derwent Water (jetty & Millennium stone) and Buttermere (lone tree), plus a middle of the day visit to Blea Tarn with the family.

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