The first South Lincolnshire Fenlands Walking Festival was launched at Willow Tree Fen on Saturday 26th September. Heritage Lincolnshire have organised the festival, with walks on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays throughout October. For more information on walks in the South Lincolnshire fenlands & other areas, visit the South Lincolnshire Walking Festival website.
Of Lincolnshire's original 100,000 hectares of wild wet fenland, only 55 hectares now remain - a loss of over 99.99%. This loss is responsible for the decline and extinction of much of the flora and fauna dependent upon these diverse wetland habitats.More about biodiversity
History in the Fens
Bog oak, pine and yew are still regularly pulled from the peat fens which have preserved the ancient underlying forests, flooded over 5,000 years ago by rising river and sea levels.More about our history
Visit in the Fens
Whatever the season, you can visit the fens and explore the best of Lincolnshires wild fenlands. Download, or pick up a free Gateway to the Lincolnshire Fens leaflet.More about the Fens