Arts & Heritage Trails in the Area
The Spires & Steeples Trail
The Spires and Steeples trail, from Lincoln Cathedral to St Denys’ Church, Sleaford, brings together the rich history, heritage and local stories of the area. It has many beautiful artworks, churches, interesting landscapes and picturesque skies. The name refers to the Spires of the churches being the landmarks to which visitors make their way and to the rural sport of Steeple chasing. It is also recognition of the important part they have played in the lives of these communities as well as how they are a reflection of the times, families and cultures that created, altered and rebuilt them.
Many of the villages on the route have their own village art trails.
Nocton Village Trail
artsNK have worked with the villages or Nocton to develop artworks for their village trail over the course of many years. Artworks include a dandelion sundial clock on the village green, and the Nocton cow – a cow ‘mural’ on an old wall made up of old farming tools. Download the leaflet for Nocton Village Trail here.
When in Sleaford… Trail
When in Sleaford… is a new art trail inspired by the rich heritage of Sleaford. The trail features a series of bronze roundels, created by artist David Mackie, sited in pavements and on walls around the town. The artworks act as way-markers, mapping out pathways through and around Sleaford and informing residents and visitors about existing public artworks. The aim is that the artworks encourage people to pause and think about the locations where they are sited, whether it be a view, an artwork or a place to visit.
For more information visit www.artsnk.org/when-in-sleaford
Stepping Out Walks
Stepping Out is a collection of walks through quiet, unspoilt countryside in the heart of rural Lincolnshire. Get more information and download route maps here.
Lincs to the Past
Lincs to the Past is a site that contains hundreds of thousands of records covering items held in Lincolnshire’s Historic Environment Record, Archives, Libraries, Museums and Tennyson Research Centre.
Research by Heritage Lincolnshire
We commissioned Heritage Lincolnshire to research the history and heritage of the locations to provide detailed background information for the residencies and the festival. The background information document is available here.
For more information about other attractions to visit in Lincolnshire, as well details of accommodation, travel and food, please go to www.visitlincolnshire.com