Lincolnshire Wolds Guidebooks and Maps
Below, RambleFest displays Lincolnshire Wolds guidebooks and maps, and provides the facility for buying them online.
The chalk hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds roll northwest-southeast between the Humber and the Wash. A peaceful and expansive landscape with fine views, the Wolds have been sheep country for centuries.
Topographically, the Wolds are a dissected chalk tableland, falling gently eastward from a western scarp face which crests in pleasing contrast above the midland plain. High plateaux and ridges in the north give way to rounded hills crossed by winding valleys and narrow ravines.
The grasslands and abandoned chalk pits are an important habitat for rare flowers and insects and some areas of fine mixed woodland are managed to conserve their traditional oak, ash and hazel coppice. Always sparsely settled, this is nevertheless a historical landscape with prehistoric barrows, ancient tracks and the distant spires of fine medieval churches.
Lincolnshire Wolds Guidebooks
We display mainly rambling books, but have included a non-rambling book which may be of interest. We welcome suggestions for inclusion.
“The Lincolnshire Wolds are a range of hills in the county of Lincolnshire. They are a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and the highest area of land in eastern England between Yorkshire and Kent. This book is a collection of papers on the landscape history and regional geography of the Lincolnshire Wolds, bringing together the important known historical, natural and cultural information about the area. The volume particularly focuses on the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in its regional setting, making it the first of its kind to be published.”
– The Lincolnshire Wolds, by David N. Robinson
The second largest county in England, Lincolnshire offers a surprising diversity of landscape – rolling wolds, coastal reaches, marshlands with endless skies and wide and impressive vistas, interspersed with historic market towns, magnificent churches and, of course, the ancient cathedral city of Lincoln. The county is largely unspoilt and offers a great opportunity for new and unique walking experiences. Outstanding features of the 28 walks in this guide include the Lincoln Edge, Boston and the River Witham, Somersby in the heart of Tennyson Country, and the River Humber. Now fully revised to include GPS data and new Ordnance Survey open access land mapping.
– Pathfinder Guide Lincolnshire & the Wolds
Lincolnshire Wolds Maps
The Ordnance Survey `Explorer’ maps are available in standard quality (shown) as well as the all-weather type.