Cadwell Park is one of British motorsport’s best-kept secrets, despite the fact it has hosted car, bike and kart races since its creation.
1934 saw the first circuit used at Cadwell Park. The corners of Charlies, Chris and Mansfield all celebrate the founders in the Wilkinson family.
For 1952, the circuit was extended to one and a quarter miles with the addition of Mansfield Corner. Some of the motorcycle meetings also featured Formula 3 races.
However, regular car meetings didn’t take place until May 1962, after Charles Wilkinson purchased some adjoining land and extended the circuit length to 2.176 mile/ 3.49 km. Cadwell Park is currently part of the Brands Hatch Leisure group.
A combination of long fast curves and some very tricky tight bends, hills with a nasty hairpin. The track can be split into two main sections, the section from Coppice through to Chris Curve (Club Circuit) is fairly simple but the section from Gooseneck through to Barn requires a lot of concentration, a lot of accidents occur at this section.
As well as the VSCC’s annual visit in June and the Radical Festival in August, Cadwell’s highlight of the season will be the British Superbike meeting on the August Bank Holiday weekend. This is when the circuit’s true character comes out. Car or bike, Cadwell sorts the men from the boys.
Louth museum opened on the 3rd March 2006 and is on situated on Broadbank.
The museum has been several years in the making and is a far cry from many stuffy Victorian town museums.
The museum has had a considerable amount of time and money spent refurbishing and extending it and is now a museum the town is proud of.
Whilst the museum is small it will still entertain the visitor for an hour or so especially with its impressive display of Browns Panoramic. The panoramic was painted in 1840 by William Brown who was a house painter and reporter and he took the opportunity to paint the views from the scaffolding around St James Church Spire during some restoration work.
Also featured are a working printing press, artifacts from Roman and Medieval period and many items associated with the Georgian and Victorian period.
Of particular interest is the wonderful architecture of this quirky Edwardian building including the internal balustrade and the fine display featuring the 1920s flood disaster.
Louth Museum, 4 Broadbank, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 0EQ
Telephone 01507 601211 – Website www.louthmuseum.org
St James Church
The parish church has the tallest spire (295 feet) of any medieval parish church in the country. It is a magnificent fifteenth century building that is featured in Sir Simon Jenkin’s book, England’s 1000 Best Churches.
Visitors are welcomed by Church guides, a shop and the possibility of refreshments served under the tower. St Stephen’s chapel is set aside for reflection and prayer with aids to contemplation and prayer available there.
Of Particular Note is the tower which one can climb for £1 the view is fantastic and is a photographers dream. caution is needed though as the steps are steep and uneven and they go on and on and on …..
Opening Times:-From the first Monday in April until Christmas
Monday to Saturday10:30am to 4:00pm
From Christmas until the first Monday of April:-Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
8:00am to 12:00 noon
Located on the South West edge of Louth this beautiful ravine and riverside walk is stunning at any time of year. It is busy with local families and children playing in the cool water of the river Lud during any hot summer but it is out of season when it comes into its own.
During Autumn the trees are glowing in reds and browns and gold’s and in winter the area is a haven for birds. Indeed there is a sign here which says “Please feed the birds”.
Every season brings a fresh look to the hills and when covered in snow they become Louth’s biggest attraction.
- Open Grass Areas
- Riverside Walks
- Valley Top Walks
- Paddling Area in River/Duck Feeding
- Varied Levels of Access
- Toilets open through the day
The Lincolnshire Coast
Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea are only 25 minutes drive from Louth. Skegness is a mere 35 minutes along the A16 from Louth. These coastal sites have nature reserves, blue flag beaches, sand dunes, piers, Theme parks and fun fairs for all ages to explore.
The Louth Navagation Trust has an ambitious project to one day re-open the Louth canal. The canal is an ideal spot for a leisurely walk from Louth to Alvingham, the Woolpack Pub is an ideal finishing point and the walk is about 6 miles there and back
Louth Navigation Trust,
Louth, LN11 0DA
Rushmoor Country Park
Situated in North Cockerington, Rushmoor is a great family day out set in 5 acre grounds of a Grade II listed farmhouse.
Visitors will find an extensive collection of rare ornamental and traditional breeds of domestic fowl. There are herb gardens, a children’s play area and also many baby animals to hold. There is also a wildlife pond haven for wild birds and many different species. Regular visitors to the pond are water voles, moor hens and dragonflies.
The park has a picnic area and tearooms. Surplus stock and plants are available to buy.
Open Easter to end October daily 10am-6pm/ November to Easter: weekends 10am-4pm
Tel: 01507 327184 – Website www.rushmoorpark.co.uk
Lincolnshire Wolds Railway
Situated near Ludborough just 5 miles north of Louth, The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is the only standard gauge steam railway in Lincolnshire open to the public.
The location is part of the original Great Northern Railway, which opened in 1848.
The line has now been extended towards North Thoresby and they are continuing to lay more track as money and fund raising allows.
North East Lincolnshire
Telephone 01507 363881