"On the bonnie banks of The Welland..." Spalding Things to Do Tip by sourbugger

Spalding Things to Do: 10 reviews and 16 photos


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If you visiting Spalding then go for a walk up and down the River Welland through the Centre of town - it's well worth the effort.

It's quite picturesque in places with weeping willows, various groups of Ducks, swans and mallards, not forgetting a couple of good pubs.

To the south of the town you can walk as far as the Sailing club, or if your adventurous you can continue along the riverbank towards Crowland.

Going North, its only worth going about half a mile up to the footbridge, as otherwise you end up in factory and power station land.

In the town itself look out for post showing the water level and an old milepost showing London to be exactly 100 miles.

Along the banks you will find a Good Pubs in the Lincolnshire Poacher (on the town side) and the White Horse (a beautifully timbered building on the Church side bank). All other pubs are dire.

A short diversion to the Main church and Ayscoughfee Hall (a Museum now closed for refurbishment until 2005) with its attached formal gardens (open) is well worth doing.

If you are a fisherman then you can also fish without a permit in the centre of town (as long as you have an rod licence)

Address: Centre of town
Directions: If arriving by Train head through town, by car you will see it as you arrive.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 27, 2004
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