Lincolnshire's Poacher Country

We are delighted to give you a glimpse of the many wonderful sights and attractions and things to do that Poacher Country, in Lincolnshire, has to offer you. Visitors who come here are fortunate; they enjoy an unspoilt part of England.

We are proud of our heritage: the fine range of buildings, churches, museums, market towns and glorious countryside that adorn this part of the country are some of the finest in the UK. Stay in this undiscovered gem and take advantage of the variety of accommodation on offer, from charming self catering cottages to hotels, friendly bed and breakfasts and touring caravan sites. You can also find links to other Lincolnshire websites


WWI Memorial
South Cockerington
Alford Cream Teas
Poacher country is set in the eastern part of Lincolnshire. As you take in the vista to the east, enjoy the serenity that the Marshes and Fens have to offer, to the west our landscape is crowned with the rolling Lincolnshire Wolds, An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. These fine hills rise up around nestling Wolds market towns and villages.

Poacher Country YELLOW BELLIES

Folk from Lincolnshire have been affectionately known as Yellow Bellies for hundreds of years and the Lincolnshire Poacher, a rather daunting figure, was immortalised by the famous song still sung to this day.
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Poacher Country HISTORY

Discover how the Roman and Victorian eras sculptured our heritage.Take the time to wander around the many museums in the towns of Louth, Alford, Woodhall Spa and Wainfleet.
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Poacher Country RAF

Find out why Lincolnshire was so important during World War II. Visit more specialised museums such as the Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirkby, and The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at Coningsby.
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Poacher Country LEISURE

Where ever you go, you will never be very far away from leisure activities:Swimming; fishing, bird watching; water sports and cycling. The landscape encourages walkers with its fantastic views, variety of terrain and the numerous sign-posted routes such as the Viking Way.
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Poacher Country ARTS AND CRAFTS

Arts and crafts are a way of life here, and at many times of year you will be able to see the craftsmen and women working at their skills. Alford is renowned as being a craft centre and has a spring, summer and Christmas craft market each, year dedicated to promoting these specialised trades.
The county also has four weekends during the summer each year where artists open their studios and workshops so that visitors can take a glimpse at their work in the making.
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Poacher Country MILLS

Poacher Country has a splendid variety of dishes and delicacies on offer. For hundreds of years the county and countryside was influenced by the way the land was farmed and the crops were refined. Find out more about the windmills in Poacher Country, how they produced the grain and influenced the landscape.
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Poacher Country CHURCHES

In even the smallest of hamlets, you will still find standing the local church. These places of spiritual enlightenment and tranquillity are also magnificent landmarks, usually surviving most other pieces of architecture within the area. Visit some of our many churches and you will find that they tell the history of local ancestors gone before, as well as much about the present community.
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Poacher Country FAMOUS SONS

Many famous people throughout history were born and bred in this part of Lincolnshire, the Poet Laurete Alfred, Lord Tennyson, the explorer Sir John Franklin, Public Executioner William Marwood and many others.
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Poacher Country WHAT'S ON

There are always interesting things to do in Lincolnshire, from the smallest village fête to full-scale concerts, plays and shows.
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This is but a fleeting glimpse of Poacher Country, visit us and you will leave inspired and relaxed, wishing to return again very soon.
Wolds AONB
Louth - St James
Alvingham Watermill
Louth Market Place
Windmill at Alford

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