About the Area

North Somercotes


The village's name means "North Summer Grazing Area".


The village is well services with two public houses (The Axe & Cleaver and The Bay Horse (both welcome dogs)), three shops Co-op, McColls (inc Post Office) and Spar, three takeaways (a chinese, a chip shop and an Italian), a car garage, dentist, Drs Surgery, two hairdressers (Trinitys and the Hair Room), a 2 beauty Salons (Pure Beauty and Jessica Rose) and a Butchers - fresh of the farm meat and home cooked ready meals (Holmes Farm).


RAF Donna Nook


RAF Donna Nook is based at North Somercotes. The beach at Donna Nook is used by the RAF for target practice, with bombing carried-out at limited times during the week and outside the main seal breeding season of November and December.  You get a great view of the different types of planes that the RAF use.


Donna Nook  - National Nature Reserve


The Nature Reserve covers more than 10 km (6.25 miles) of coastline between Grainthorpe Haven in the north and Saltfleet in the south where it borders the Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe National Nature Reserve. The seal breeding season is October to December, every year hundreds of seals come to Donna Nook to give birth to their young pups.  The Viewing Area - open late October to December.  Bring your cameras and binoculars, you can get quite close.  http://www.lincstrust.org.uk/donna-nook



The capital of the Wolds a charming market town with the tallest parish church spire in the country. You can climb to the base of the spire for magnificent views over Louth, on a clear day you can see the sea. There are lots of small shops, an excellent cheese shop, award winning butchers including a game dealer and numerous delis. The Greenwich Meridian runs through the centre of Louth marked in several places by an insert in the pavement - so you can stand with one foot in each hemisphere. http://www.visitlincolnshire.com/content/louth

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway - have a ride on a live steam train. www.lincolnshirewoldsrailway.co.uk

Horncastle - antiques capital of Lincolnshire. Delightful market town in the Wolds.

Alford - visit a working windmill and explore this small market town. www.alford.info/town/windmill.htm

Cleethorpes, Mablethorpe and Skegness - if you want the bustling seaside experience with fun fair attractions and arcades. Cleethorpes - about half an hour away - has a theme park and multi-screen cinema, bowling alley and many high quality cafes and restaurants, or you could just have fish and chips as you stroll along the prom.

Aviation Heritage - Lincolnshire is rich in aviation history. Two places particularly worth mentioning are the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at RAF Coningsby and the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirkby sited on an old RAF WWII airfield.  http://lincsaviation.co.uk/museum

Cadwell Park - various motor racing events all year round, plus track days. www.motorsportvision.co.uk/cadwell-park

Donna Nook Seal