Category: Attractions

AONBs near to Skegness

Use Skegness as a base for your next rural getaway!

If you’re planning on visiting the UK for a long time then it might be worth considering taking a little trip out to a rural area, near to Skegness, to get a taste of England’s famed countryside.

Although most international visitors choose to spend their time in the major cities of the UK, like London, Cardiff and Liverpool, they’re usually unaware that they’re completely missing out on some of the hidden gems that we have to offer – Skegness being one of these. However, with rising prices in the big cities starting to put off potential tourists, visitors to our little town have been rising steadily, with more and more people choosing to not just holiday here, but to use it as a base to explore the rest of what the country has to offer.

In light of this recent change in behaviour, we’ve decided to knock up a list of the best places to visit nearby Skeggy. Some of these trips might require the rental of a car, or hopping on a train but, much like our Skegness, all of these places are stunning spots of beauty that will not only be worth the trip, but are likely to be blissfully quiet and peaceful, making them a perfect option for a quick break from the hectic party-town atmosphere that Skegness is so famous for.

Forest Of Bowland

Although there are Areas of Natural Beauty closer to Skeggy than the Forest of Bowland, it’s hard to beat this idyllic spot in terms of beauty and peace. There are dozens of trails that wind themselves all the way through the Forest, making it a great place to hike through. It’ll take you around 4 hours to drive from Skeggy to the Forest of Bowland, so you’ll want to ensure that you’ve got somewhere to stay over night. To get the complete experience, you should book a static caravan at the Forest of Bowland and make the most of a weekend amongst the trees.

The Lincolnshire Wolds

It may not be the largest of the Areas on Natural Beauty in the UK, but what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in beauty. Designated as an AONB all the way back in 1973, it’s hard to argue with the decision. The Wolds cover a space of 216 square miles, incorporating coastal marshes, flat glens and the Lincoln Clay Vale. Luckily, for visitors to Skegness, these gorgeous sights can be found just on the doorstep of the town’s outskirts. A quick drive out will take you right into the heart of the fens.

Peak District National Park

Just under three hours away from Skegness, lies the the Peaks, a massive are of countryside that is one of the best representations of rugged English beauty. Unlike the Lake District, the name of this area is fairly misleading. The Peak District does not feature a large amount of high peaks, however, it does have a large amount of rounded hills and valleys that give commanding views of the area. Quaint towns, like Bakewell, are dotted within the limits of the District making for great stop-offs during your day out from Skeggy.

The Carnival Has Begun!

For those of you who’ve somehow managed to miss it so far – the Skegness Carnival Week has begun!

From the 13th-18th August, Skegness becomes chock full of visitors as our, now legendary, Carnival gets into swing. This year the theme for the Carnival is the Circus, a theme that is totally in line with the vibe of this vibrant and exhilarating town.

It’s not too late to get in on the action, just drop whatever you’re doing, book yourself some accommodation and drive yourself straight over to the East of the country to experience one of the greatest Carnival experiences that the UK has to offer!

Here’s a quick run down on of what’s going on this week for the Carnival:

Skegness Carnival mascot, Carnival Charlie will once more be out and about in the town, so be sure to keep an eye out for him.

As always, judges will be out and about in search of this year’s Skegness Carnival Queen, Princess and Rosebud. If you’d like your daughter to be considered for the award then you can email the carnival organisers using this email: royalty@skegnesscarnival.com

Whatever you do, make sure you don’t miss all fun that will be going down at Skegness this week!