AboutBritain.com Logo

Things to do in Bardney, Lincolnshire

Raf Bardney WW2 © David Prescott

Bardney is a village some 9 miles east of Lincoln, halfway between there and Horncastle.

It stands on the River Witham and is surrounded by farmland and woods.

Chambers Farm Woods

One of the woods is Chambers Farm Woods, site of ancient Limewoods, it's now managed by the Forestry Commission and includes a nature reserve.

It has lovely well signposted walks through the woods and meadowland.

Keep your eyes open for the muntjac deer, Britain's smallest deer and many species of beautiful butterflies. It is well signposted from the village and car parking is available.

Walks by the River Witham

The River Witham flows from Boston to Lincoln and alongside it is the newly finished 20 mile Water Rail Way.

This is a path on the banks of the river which has replaced Railway Lines. It is also part of the National Cycle Network. Look out for the wood carvings near Bardney Lock. Moorings are available here too.

Bardney Heritage Centre

At Bardney next to the bridge is the new Bardney Heritage Centre and tea rooms. This tells the story in pictures of the Bardney Sugar Beet Mill and Morrell's Canning Factory etc.

In the 7th Century an Abbey was founded here and Abbeys continued on this site until 1538; the remains of the latter were covered but the outlines of the buildings can still be seen.

St. Lawrence Church dates from the 13th century and is still much in use. Some artifacts from the Abbey can be seen there.

Red Arrows

Bardney had many links to the RAF during WW2 it is also not far from RAF Scampton, home to the Red Arrows and they are often seen practising.

The village now has 3 public houses, shop, post office, chemist and a butcher.

Description by David Prescott

Share this page






* Distances shown are in a direct line. Distances by road will be longer.









Things To Do in Bardney



Places to Visit near Bardney



Also near Bardney


Bed and Breakfast:
 
 3 Miles
 
 5 Miles
 
 7 Miles
 
Self Catering:
 
 3 Miles
 
 5 Miles
 
 6 Miles
 
Campsites:
 
 8 Miles
 
 9 Miles
 
 9 Miles
 


Copyright © 1999-2017 Excelsior Information Systems Ltd. All rights reserved.
About Us  Press Room  Terms of Use  Privacy  Link to Us  Index  Site Map  Contact Us

Made with Responsive Grid System by Graham Miller