If you enjoy walking or cycling, you will find numerous footpaths in the area including wooded conservation areas and acres of forest with free access to the public. Nearby is a link to the Viking Way whose course takes you almost entirely through thinly populated countryside, quiet villages and small market towns. The Viking Way crosses an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, over fens, wolds and heathland on a meandering journey across Lincolnshire and Rutland. The walk is a total of 147 miles long but not everyone feels up to walking the full distance and many just walk short stretches at their own pace. The Viking Way Snipe Dales Country Park & Nature Reserve is one of the few semi-natural wet valley systems still surviving in Lincolnshire.
It is an area of two halves with mixed woodland in the Country Park and wet valleys, grassland and scrub in the nature reserve. Snipe Dales Just a stones throw away is "Bolingbroke Castle” it's now simply the ruins of a 13th century building. The birthplace of Henry IV, it's nestled amongst the small picturesque village of Old Bolingbroke in Lincolnshire. [click on link] Bolingbroke Castle
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
In World War Two the Dambuster Squadron were billeted at the Petwood Hotel, in the centre of Woodhall Spa a memorial has been erected to commemorate their achievements. Close by is the Battle of Britain Memorial flight at RAF Coningsby, where you can see the last flying Lancaster in Great Britain. Further down the road at East Kirkby is the [click on link] East Kirkby Aviation Heritage Museum. New to Lincolnshire is the Bomber Command Memorial Park in The City of Lincoln.
Sports & Activities
Nearby is Cadwell Park (17 miles) famous for its racing circuit. [click on link] Cadwell Park. Woodhall Spa is the National Golf Centre, the home of golf in England and the headquarters of the English Golf Union there are two championship golf courses, the Hotchkin and the Bracken. Other sporting activities in the area include, bowls, fly fishing, fishing on the River Witham, go-kart racing, swimming, tennis. For your leisure is the local Woodhall Spa Kinema in the Woods (rear projection cinema) restaurants, antique shops,etc.
The Market Town of Louth is a 30 minute drive away, at the edge of town is one of the finest country walks in Lincolnshire. [click on link] Hubbard’s Hills
The Historic City of Lincoln the home of the Magna Carta is only a fifty minute drive away. With its cobbled streets and quaint shops, wine bars & restaurants it’s really well worth a day out. [click on link] Visit Lincoln City.
Horncastle is a Market Town situated on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, the area is classified (as an area of outstanding natural beauty). Horncastle was originally occupied by the Romans, evidence of this can be found in and around the town. Some parts of the original Roman wall can seen in the local Library. St. Mary’s Church can be traced back to the early part of the 13th Century.
Fun by the Sea
If you prefer to be beside the seaside, Skegness is only a 30 minute drive away and provides entertainment for all tastes, including one of the finest concert halls on the East Coast. Also within easy reach is the Fantasy Island Complex, advertised as the country's largest indoor leisure and theme park.
The Red Lion , East Kirkby
Bar & Restaurant est 1841
Fen Road, East Kirkby, PE23 4DB
Opening Times ;
Monday - Thursday 5pm-11pm
Friday & Saturday - 3pm-11pm
We are always updating and changing our entertainment to keep things fresh and new We are currently enquiring about a live singer we will update you all as this moves forward.
We run a pool and darts team, and regualry run pub quiz nights. We are also always open to new ideas or interests people may like to bring to the pub.