Wallrudding Farm is less than two miles from the unspoilt village of Doddington, with its magnificent Hall & Gardens. As well as the house and gardens there are also a well stocked farm shop and excellent cafe.
The historic city of Lincoln is only 8 miles away by car, or if you are feeling energetic there is a lovely walk along an old railway line and the Fossdyke Navigation. Stop for refreshments along the way at the Pyewipe Inn!
The Fossdyke Navigation is less than 2 miles from Wallrudding Farm, and runs from Lincoln to Torksey, linking the River Trent to the River Witham. It dates back to Roman times, giving it a strong claim to be Britain’s oldest canal. Flat, marshy fenlands stretch out for miles on either side, giving a real sense of space - and the sunsets can be spectacular.
Whisby Nature Park is a beautiful landscape, 4 miles from Wallrudding Farm, full of wildlife, walks and trails. Once barren and lifeless, it now abounds with wildlife. The park was created by quarrying for sand and gravel, but nature has reclaimed the pits and bare sand, creating habitats for many species.
The lakes at Whisby are surrounded by grassland, marsh, scrub and willow carr. Elements of the original landscape, from before quarrying also remain, with fragments of heathland, old hedgerows and a small oak woodland.
In spring and summer, flocks of tits and finches are joined by warblers. The lakes attract feeding sand martins and swallows, and terns nest on the islands. Chiffchaffs, reed and sedge warblers can be heard. Whisby Nature Park has also become famous for nightingales.
Autumn brings the first sight of winter birds such as goldcrests, redpolls and grey wagtails. In winter, the water levels are at their highest and wildfowl are numerous.
Lincoln's historic Christmas Market is a perfect excuse to visit the city in the festive season. Here you can enjoy cultural entertainment and stroll around over 250 stalls nestled within the medieval square and surrounding area.