Date published: 04 May 2018
One of West Lindsey’s most popular nature and wildlife havens is being highlighted today as part of our month-long ‘Living A Healthy Life’ campaign.
As reported, the campaign – supported by West Lindsey District Council and leisure partners Everyone Active – is being launched to encourage everyone to get up and active!
And, as we head towards our Bank Holiday Weekend, we want you to be aware of just what is on offer. Our first suggestion is a walk in the lovely Willingham Woods – it’s free and it’s fun.
The woods, which lie just to the east of the town on the main A631, are popular with locals and visitors alike. There is a large amount of free car parking space, with fun trails through the woods and a refreshment area serving drinks and food. There is also plenty of space to stretch out that picnic blanket!
Here is our handy fact file:
The woodland is maintained by the Forestry Commission;
It consists of 290-hectares of woodland and is an important source of timber, used for furniture-making, fire wood and the construction of horse jumps;
The wood is made up of a variety of conifer, broadleaf and mixed trees;
The land was once part of the estate belonging to Willingham House, which was a neo-classical structure built in 1790 but demolished in 1976 after falling into disrepair.
The house was sited behind the ponds and was built by the Boucherett family. During the Second World War it was used as a prisoner of war camp.
- The Forestry Commission bought the land during the 1950s and 60s to develop the woodland.