Bluestone Heath

Bluestone Heath Road in the Lincolnshire Wolds, UK

Lincolnshire Wolds
Lincolnshire Wolds

The Bluestone Heath Road runs along the ridge from Candlesby to Caistor? From the Road are some great views across to the sea in the east and into the rolling countryside to the West. It was used by the Ancient Britons long before the Romans came. In places the Romans followed the Bluestone Heath Road e.g.. ‘Ulceby Long Lane’ but in others the Romans cut through valleys e.g.. at Tetford while the old Celtic road followed the ridge.

The Lincolnshire Wolds are the highest point in eastern England between Yorkshire and Kent. They are designated an Area of Outstanding National Beauty. The fertile rolling chalk hills which form a landscape of valleys, fields, woodlands and meadows have been shaped by agriculture for more than 4,000 years. countryside of Lincolnshire.

In the Iron and Bronze Ages people had already begun to exploit the rich soil and their tools have been found in fields all over the area.

Bridle Paths and Footpaths There are public routes through the hills and valleys. The Viking Way – a long distance footpath – runs through from the Humber to Rutland Water in Leicestershire. The area is great for biking and walking.

Snipe Dales – a Lincolnshire Trust for Nature Conservation’s reserve. Many of native British plants are found in the Wolds including orchids, cowslips and harebells.

This is the landscape which inspired the great poet Alfred Lord Tennyson who spent the first 28 years of his life in the area.

Historic Market Towns – Spilsby, Horncastle, Louth, Burgh le Marsh, and Alford.

Tracing the Bluestone Heath Road through Lincolnshire and point out the places of interest along the way.