Welcome to the Lincolnshire Wolds, a stunning landscape in the heart of England that has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) for 50 years!

It’s a place where you can escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse yourself in nature. This year, we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of this special place with 50 special events, workshops and activities to help you explore more of what the Wolds has to offer.

Lincolnshire Wolds AONB 50th anniversary

The Lincolnshire Wolds is a unique landscape, full of character and charm. It’s a place where people have lived and worked for centuries, shaping the landscape with their hands and leaving their mark on the land. The Wolds is a haven for wildlife and home to many rare species of plants and animals, making it a fantastic destination for nature lovers.


Lincolnshire Wolds 50 at 50

We’re excited to announce that Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service and partners are hosting a series of events that will take place throughout the year, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB. There will be something for everyone, from guided walks and talks to practical tasks, all designed to showcase and promote the beauty of the Wolds.

As part of the celebrations, funds are being raised for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance (LNAA), the chosen charity of the Lincolnshire Wolds Joint Advisory Committee. LNAA provides rapid life-saving emergency response to people across two and a quarter million acres of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, and we rely on the generosity of the public to keep us in the skies and saving lives. 

The events have been organised by the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service, the Lincolnshire Chalk Stream Project, and the AONB Farming in Protected Landscapes network, in partnership with local authorities, organisations, and community groups.

The Lincolnshire Wolds Chair, Councillor Richard Avison, says: “The beauty of our landscape has brought real joy throughout recent trying times for everyone and reinvigorated the nation’s interest in our countryside. Harnessing that interest along with Government initiatives will provide an ideal opportunity to promote and celebrate our Lincolnshire Wolds AONB 50th anniversary. We look forward to seeing you at the forthcoming events, come along and enjoy a part of the countryside which we proudly represent”.

The Wolds is a place where people come to relax and unwind, surrounded by breathtaking views and tranquil surroundings. Whether you’re a seasoned walker or a first-time visitor, there’s something for everyone. You can take a leisurely stroll through the picturesque villages, explore the rolling hills, or venture into the woodland and discover the flora and fauna.

The Lincolnshire Wolds is also a great destination for foodies, with plenty of local produce on offer. The area is known for its Lincolnshire sausages, stuffed chine, and homemade pies, all made with locally sourced ingredients. You can sample these delicious treats at one of the many local pubs and restaurants, or visit one of the farmers’ markets and pick up some fresh produce to take home.

So, whether you’re looking for a relaxing break or an outdoor adventure, the Lincolnshire Wolds is the perfect destination. With 50 events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the AONB, there’s never been a better time to visit. We invite you to come and explore this unique landscape, discover its secrets, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Celebrate 50 years

Lincolnshire Wolds AONB