Wednesday 26 June 2013

Nettleham Walk, (Part One).

My wife's sister lives in Nettleham and on a recent visit I left them to talk and had a walk around the village taking photographs along the way.

Nettleham is a fairly large village, 3 miles north of Lincoln and there has been a settlement there since the Bronze Age.  The village gets it's name from "place of nettles" and has a shallow beck running right through the village.  The locals tell me that you can't consider yourself a true resident of Nettleham until you have fallen into the Beck!
My walk started from Washdyke Lane leading into the village.

Further along there is  a mix of building styles.

Here my walk turns left down Watermill Lane and to The Beck.

The Beck, an attractive feature of Nettleham.  The house on the left
was once a water mill.

A view of the Old Mill from one of the footbridges, the wheel was once on
the side of the building, just beyond the little stone bridge.

Turning right allows you to walk along The Beck, along the rear of houses and on into the village.

The white bridge is for people to take a short cut from The beck into the rear of The White Hart.

Here we see another bridge with houses on both sides as we approach the High Street and the church.

The High Street can be seen beyond this modern but attractive bridge.

The houses along here are very attractive, built mainly from Lincoln Sandstone and all
have very pretty gardens.

Turning round affords a view of the Beckside along which I've just walked.

Where the road crosses The Beck you can see another house which we will visit again later.
you may see that The beck also serves as the driveway to this house and there is a sloping
entrance to access the building by car!

The water is rarely very deep, as these two demonstrate but that might change in times of flood!

To the right of The Beck is The Old School, now used for meetings and various groups.

To the left of the road over The beck is the Parish Church.

Continuing over The Beck and along the road we are now approaching the village centre and
the village green around which are the main shops and a couple of public houses.

I like pictures of interesting shops and buildings so these two stood out as worth recording.

The end of this set of images and, appropriately I'll finish with a picture of one of the pubs in the
village green area.

All pictures taken on a Panasonic Lumix FZ150. 

Friday 21 June 2013

Legbourne and Little Cawthorpe.

Legbourne old railway station, now a private residence.  It was on the old Grimsby to Peterborough line down the east coast.

Little Cawthorpe.

Little Cawthorpe, a small village just outside Louth in Lincolnshire, known locally as "The Splash".
Very picturesque, it's main attraction is the stream that runs through it creating a ford,
great fun for children in the summer watching the cars negotiating the water.

The old windmill at the trout farm, this is at the Legbourne end of the road leading to Little Cawthorpe.

At the end of the lane from Legbourne is the bridge over the stream leading to a footpath that takes you
on a lovely walk by the water to the village of Little Cawthorpe.

Suzy (our new puppy) enjoying a walk along the stream.

The village of Little Cawthorpe.
This is "The Splash", the ford that gives this area the name it is more widely known as.

This is where the stream exits a private garden to continue on it's way into the village.

Suzy and my wife Carole at The Splash.

Suzy, wondering what this is all about!

Friday 14 June 2013

The villages of Brigsley and Binbrook.

The village of Brigsley in Lincolnshire.  Well known for the lovely thatched cottage and also the Ice cream shop that makes the best ice cream around here.

A few miles along the road, in the Lincolnshire Wolds, is the village of Binbrook.  Once an RAF fighter base flying the legendary Lightening jet fighters, the base was decomissioned some years ago.  Well worth a visit, it retains all the charm of a typical Wolds Village.

Manor House.