Boston and Sleaford

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Boston 

This route takes you through the fens  and flat country side of Lincolnshire into the small port on the river Haven.

Leave the site and head southwest on the B1192 towards Coningsby then turn left on the A153 and then right on the B1192. At the roundabout take the 1st exit B1137 in Boston and park in the market place.

Take a stroll  around the market town with its many types of shops, with a the market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Explore its history and heritage and see the river Haven flowing around the town to the port. The famous Boston Stump or to give it’s proper title, “St Botolph’s Church of the Parish of Boston”, is just a short walk away. It is the tallest non-cathedral church tower in the world and it can be seen for miles in the Lincolnshire countryside due to the flatness.

Maud Foster Mill is a 10 minute walk away from the stump and is a traditional mill powered by wind, the shop sells organic flour, porridge oats and souvenirs and parking is available. Hussey Tower the remains of a medieval house built in 1460 and the oldest brick building in Lincolnshire is worth a visit and is just a short walk from the town centre but it does have free parking if you want to take the car.

Boston Stump

Boston Stump

Maud Foster Mill

Maud Foster Mill

Hussey Tower

Hussey Tower

Blackfairs Art Centre  worth a quick look or drive past, now used as a theatre, it was once part of a medieval Dominican friary built in the 13th century. Whilst in the area visit an other land mark the Pilgrims Fathers memorial north bank of the river Haven.

Continue and journey towards Sleaford at the roundabout take the 2nd exit, B1121 then turn right onto the A17 and finally turn right B1517 into Sleaford.

Sleaford

A picturesque market town, manly agricultural and cattle, supports several seed companies. The river  Slea runs through the town centre, and you can see the weir from a small bridge on Southgate. Before leaving visit the St Denys church with interesting history dating back to 1280 and built with Ancaster Stone.

Sleaford Market Place

Sleaford Market Place

Cogglesford Watermill

Cogglesford Watermill

Cogglesford Mill

Cogglesford Mill

Continue on a short trip towards Grantham on the A153 and at the roundabout take the 2nd exit, B1517 and arrive at Cogglesford Cottage and mill.

A 18th century mill on the river Slea is a picturesque scene with water, trees and wild life. There is a viewing bridge and a small weir so take time out to relax and have a cuppa. Browse the working mill and visit the shop which sells organic flour, oats and normal souvenirs.