For the past few weeks, hundreds of grey seals have been “hauling up” on the dunes at Donna Nook, near North Somercotes, as they do every year at this time. If you want to see them with their newborn, now’s the time to make the trip – they will be going back to sea as soon as their newborn are ready.
Donna Nook Nature Reserve is managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife trust, whose volunteers are on hand to answer questions and make sure that both seals and humans are kept safe. You will need to travel by road – there is a car park.
This is as close as most people ever get to grey seals in the wild, but you must respect the trust’s guidelines:
A group of gardens and nurseries, all with regular public opening times, have joined together in order to offer a range of additional services to the public. These include not only a collection of the most exciting gardens that may be visited anywhere in Lincolnshire or Eastern England, but information on visiting the county of Lincolnshire as well. The nearest to Woodhall Spa are:
Lincolnshire Sausages, famous Lincolnshire people and a Sci-fi show – an eclectic selection of attractions in the historic City of Lincoln over the coming weekend:
Lincoln Sausage Festival 2016
Celebrate all things sausage, including the famous Lincolnshire sausage, at the Lincoln Sausage Festival – in and around the Lincoln Castle grounds, 10am to 5pm, October 22. During the day there will be cooking demonstrations, food stalls of the best Lincolnshire produce from award winning Select Lincolnshire members, children’s entertainment and live music. Feeling hungry?
Full marks to the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust for the splendid new visitor centre at Gibraltar Point which opened earlier this summer. The spectacular new £1m building replaces the former centre, which suffered extensive flood damage during the storm surge in December 2013. The trust is taking no chances this time – the building is raised on stilts to protect it from any future flooding.
Despite the disappointing weather, there are still plenty of events up on the boards for the weeks to come to complement the forties weekend. Here’s our selection, in date order:
Tor-o-Moor Quilters are holding a show-and-tell at St. Peter’s Hall this Saturday from 3 to 5pm. Sales table, Fabric Trader, Book Seller, Tombola, Grand Quilt Draw. Entrance is £4 and the event is in aid of Home Start. Contact Doreen Hallet for tickets: 01526 352 087. Facebook EventsContinue reading →