Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service (LWCS)

Lincolnshire Wolds near Ruckland copyright Nev Gurnhill

The Lincolnshire Wolds was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1973.

The Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service (LWCS) is a jointly funded partnership between Defra, East Lindsey District Council, West Lindsey District Council, North East Lincolnshire Council and Lincolnshire County Council. 

LWCS works in partnership with its Joint Advisory Committee and other groups and individuals to:

· Protect and enhance the landscape and its distinctive features
· Encourage community interest and involvement
· Raise awareness of the Lincolnshire Wolds
· Promote sustainable development and appropriate enjoyment

The Lincolnshire Wolds is a wonderful area of countryside with some of the most beautiful, unspoilt scenery in the East Midlands. There are rolling hills and hidden valleys, gentle streams and nestling villages.

The Lincolnshire Wolds is the highest land in eastern England between Kent and Yorkshire – there are fine views to the Pennines in the west, and the coast to the east.

The Lincolnshire Wolds is a living, working landscape, with woodland, grassland and abandoned chalk pits providing important habitats for rare flowers and wildlife.  Most was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1973 following considerable local campaigning.  This designation means the landscape is some of Britain's finest countryside.

To learn more of this special landscape visit

Lincolnshire Wolds AONB

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