There has probably been an extensive area of woodland in the gentle hills to the west of Bourne for thousands of years.
Caroline Bingham spent a morning in Burgh le Marsh on a farm owned by Jim Dodsworth and was shown around the wet grassland project that he and his family have developed with the help of Roger Wardle.
The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust’s Deeping Lakes Nature Reserve lies off the B1166, in the south-western corner of the county. It is an area of wetland consisting of around 160 acres, parts of which are designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Folklore, food and shelter of the common man could be found among the birch and oak of thirteenth-century British woodland.
At the end of each year hundreds of locals born in Lincolnshire return to the coastline. But it’s not humans desperate for a cold swim: it’s the Atlantic grey seal.