Things to do in Bonby, Lincolnshire
The rural village of Bonby nestles on the scarp of the Lincolnshire Wold and commands magnificent views across the Ancholme Valley as well as the River Humber. It is one of several idyllic villages known collectively as the Low Villages.
It is popular with walkers and cyclists who often divert from ancient Middlegate Lane, following the leafy road down the scarp to explore the church of St Andrew's with its original 14th century south fašade. Harbouring a visual hotch-potch of history, the church may have had Saxon origins.
Although it has a relatively modern appearance now, Bonby is steeped in history and can boast a very respectful 8000 years stretching back to the Mesolithic - the last time glaciers retreated from the region.
Despite the steep scarp, the area is arable creating a vibrant patchwork of fields with brilliant yellow oil seed rape, blue linseed and golden wheat. The verges of Middlegate flower through all seasons with a plethora of well-known and rarer flowers. The area is also a haven for wildlife with skylarks, plovers, owls, bats and recently, buzzards nesting locally.
Here Lincolnshire is definitely not flat! If it is the peace and quiet of the English countryside you seek, then a walk here is well worth considering.
Description by Sue Beasley