Gardens, Walks & Parks

Explore Newton’s Trail

Newton's_Trail_MapA new Newton’s Trail which includes his birthplace at Woolsthorpe Manor has mapped off-the-beaten track locations accessible by foot and bike as well as a car. Click the map to download the PDF.

The trail takes in the villages of Colsterworth, Burton le Coggles, Corby Glen, Irnham, Edenham, Grimsthorpe, Swayfield and Swinstead via a network of quiet country lanes.

Established attractions such as Easton Walled Gardens and Grimsthorpe Castle are listed alongside the area’s beautiful churches,  a retreat house, art gallery, award winning coffee shop and historic hostelries.

It’s the brain child of Lady Ursula Cholmeley, responsible for transforming 12 acres of derelict gardens into Easton’s floral and gardening paradise of today and Grimsthorpe Castle manager Ray Biggs.

Town Walks

Town trails are available from Stamford and Grantham Tourist Information Centres and Market Deeping Town Hall and you can enjoy the Grantham Canal Walks. Stamford Ghost Walks are run by local actor Martin Tempest. Blue Badge Guide Jill Collinge does tours of historic Stamford, for private or group guided walks call Jill direct on 01780 410780.

You can download walk routes here for the Grantham Area

Barnsdale Gardens

Barnsdale Gardens are the creation of Geoff Hamilton, Britains best loved television gardener and presenter of BBC TV’s Gardener’s World weekly gardening programme, which Geoff presented from his home at Barnsdale in Rutland. For visiting times & availability, (01572) 813 200

www.barnsdalegardens.co.uk

Easton Walled Gardens

Easton, Nr Grantham;

South of Grantham, just off the A1 Easton Walled Gardens on the B6403 Lincolnshire Visitor Attraction of the year.

Set in a delightful 12 acre valley, this 400-year-old garden has walks, drifts of bulbs, meadow borders, auricular theatres, a cottage garden, a stone bridge crossing the River Witham and a turf maze together with tearooms and a shop that stocks seasonal gardening gifts.

01476 530063

www.eastonwalledgardens.co.uk

Grimsthorpe Castle

Nr. Bourne, PE10 0LY

Built in 1540 for a visit by Henry VIII. State rooms with collections, tapestries and paintings. 3000 acres of landscaped parkland, gardens, adventure playground, cycle trail and hire shop. Open April to September – Thursday, Sunday and Bank Holidays (Sunday to Thursday June to September).

Tel: 01778 591205 www.grimsthorpe.co.uk


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Local Parks

Wyndham Park, Grantham

Hill Avenue, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 9BB  www.wyndhamparkgrantham.co.uk

The formal park and a playing area of 4 hectares has an attendant on duty from 7.30am until approximately half an hour after sunset. Whilst access is not restricted outside of these times, facilities are not available when an attendant is not on duty.

Includes:

  • an outdoor paddling pool
    2 bowling greens privately managed
  • 2 hard tennis courts – free to play
  • an under 8’s children’s play area and a traditional one
  • a garden for the blind
  • Goal posts
  • flower and shrub beds
  • limited car parking
  • a model boating pool
  • cafe with toilets
Queen Elizabeth Park,

Grantham, Belton Lane, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 8FJ

This is a semi -formal parkland of 9.1 hectares. It has the following facilities:

  • floral conservation areas
  • a conservation pond
  • a fishing pond
  • picnic areas
  • children’s play area
Dysart Park, Grantham

Houghton Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6JD

2 hectares of formal park and playing field. It has an attendant on duty from 7.30 am until approximately half an hour after sunset. Use of both the park and the facilities in it is restricted to these times.

Includes:

  • Outdoor paddling pool
  • Bowling green (privately managed)
  • Hard tennis court
  • Bandstand (Brass Band concerts in summer – details on request)
  • Flower and shrub beds.
  • Children’s play area
Stamford Recreation Ground

Recreation Ground Road, Stamford, PE9 1EN

The formal park and playing field has an attendant on duty from 7.30 am until approximately half an hour after sunset. Whilst access is not restricted outside of these times, facilities are not available when an attendant is not on duty.

Includes:

  • Bowling green – privately managed
  • 3 grass tennis courts
  • Golf putting course
  • 2 hard tennis courts – free to play
  • Basket ball zone
  • Flower & shrub beds Bandstand (Brass Band concerts in summer)
  • Children’s play area
Stamford Meadows

Sit a while in the tranquil riverside area and enjoy the views of the Stamford skyline, how many Churches can you spot?

Bourne War Memorial Gardens, Bourne, Lincolnshire

Well kept gardens, with ducks, willows, flower beds & benches.  The bank to the far side of the gardens beside the river is the base of the curtain wall of Bourne Castle’s inner bailey. As the inner bailey moat, this water was three times this width.

Wellhead Park, Bourne

The town is blessed with many open spaces but none more pleasant than the Wellhead Park, an area of parkland just a short step from the shops and offices where many go for a spot of peace and relaxation.