The Lincolnshire Alps

Continuing my random wanderings along the Viking Way into the Lincolnshire Wolds…

Taking pictures in the picturesque landscape of the Lincolnshire Wolds is difficult. The Wolds have a grand beauty of their own. Intensively farmed big fields on gently rolling hills lends itself to a minimalist approach though, this can easily lead to the trap of style over substance.

Lincolnshire Wolds
Lincolnshire Red cattle

Lincolnshire Red cattle in open pasture on top of the Wolds. This rare scene is how we imagine cattle should be reared and this is probably some of the happiest prime steak in the country.

Unfortunately, away from the Wolds, factory farms are the norm, where cattle rarely or never see daylight. Don’t believe the supermarket marketing imagery of happy animals on packaging and delivery trucks.


At 450 feet above sea level, the village of Fulnetby proudly boasts, on an information sign, of being the second highest village in the Lincolnshire Wolds. The local church offers refreshments to weary travellers. After that climb I’m not surprised 😉

Van top shed

It’s the top of an old lorry used as a shed though, it appears so much more sinister than that!