The Lincolnshire landscape is made for cycling and rambling – quiet country lanes with open vistas, the gently rolling Lincolnshire Wolds and Vales, the waterways, ancient bridleways and tracks…
Take a breathtaking stroll over the incredible engineering feat that is the Humber Bridge – not for those with vertigo! Meander through the Humber Bridge Country Park Nature Reserve which is a haven for people and wildlife set amongst woods, meadows, ponds and cliffs. The tree covered chalk terraces of the old chalk quarry offer dramatic views over the River Humber and towering Humber Bridge. The 21-hectare reserve is recognised as a Regionally Important Geological Site and supports a wide and varied range of wildlife with over 20 species of butterfly and an important population of great crested newts has made the ponds their home.
The hotel is situated at the start of the Viking Way, which is a long distance footpath which starts on the banks of the Humber in the north and winds its way through Lincolnshire to finish on the shores of Rutland Water, a total of 235km (147 miles). The route, perfect for ramblers and cyclists alike, passes through the Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the market town of Horncastle, the Lincolnshire Limewoods, the City of Lincoln, the southern Lincolnshire Edge and the Kesteven Uplands before entering Leicestershire and Rutland.
Explore the Hull-to-Harwich National Cycle Route, which bisects the county from Barton-upon-Humber to Holbeach, via Lincoln and the rolling beauty of the Lincolnshire Wolds. Along the way are pretty hamlets, market towns, windmills and elegant church spires.
The Stamford-to-Humber Bridge section of the Heritage Cycling Route heads west from the mellow limestone townscape of Stamford into Rutland and Northamptonshire, before cutting east again into Lincolnshire and passing through Grantham, Gainsborough and into Barton-upon-Humber.
They are also in the heart of the Far Ings National Nature Reserve & Visitor Centre managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. Discover the wildlife of the south Humber Bank; the Freshwater clay pits and reedbeds, meadow and hawthorn scrub are rich in flora and fauna. The range of birds includes reedbed specialists and rarities. The Reserve offers excellent birdwatching facilities, events and educational opportunities and the Visitor centre boasts stunning views across the estuary and pits.
Best Western Reeds Country Hotel can offer a sanctuary for ramblers, cyclists and birdwatchers to rest their weary feet with the freedom to come and go as you like with the added benefit of traditional, hearty homemade food and drinks.
- Join for their Dawn Chorus Breakfast served from 5am ’til 7am
- The Cold Buffet or Traditional English Breakfast served from 7am ’til 9.30am
- Hot soup and sandwich served from 10am onwards
- Packed lunches available on request
- Storage for muddy boots available
- Lockable storage for cycles with a first aid kit, bicycle repair tools & a place to dry your clothes and equipment
Rest, chat, relax by the fire in winter or on the patio on a summer’s day with their daily Little Treats & Afternoon Indulgences – perfect for afternoon tea or an after walk collapse!
Twitchers, Cyclists and Ramblers special Bed & Breakfast rates available.