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Explore Willingham Woods
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.2/5)

Willingham Woods is part of a large complex of pinewoods that are located east of Market Rasen. This central section provides a range of recreational opportunities as well as an important source of timber.

There is a large car park and picnic site with a café and toilets in the adjacent layby owned and run by Lincolnshire County Council.

The wood is busy all year round but is especially during the summer months when holidaymakers use it as a break point when heading to and from the coast.

If you wish to organise an event in this wood then please check out this web page for how to do it.

Red Trail
  • Easy
The Red Trail goes past Willingham ponds once part of Willingham Hall and through pleasant mixed woodlands.

What do other visitors say?

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Used to walk around the woods regularly but haven't been in a long time and are planning a visit, how long does it take to walk?

Anonymous, 29/Apr/2017

Hi, if you were to walk the Red Trail it would take between 30 minutes to an hour. You could spend all day wondering around the wider wood if you wanted to be more creative. Have a good walk!

Forestry Commission Response

I visit the woods daily to walk my Labrador. This morning I saw something I have never seen before, a white squirrel, it was an amazing sight, unfortunately I could not get my phone ready to capture a photo before it went too high up the tree to see. The woods never cease to amaze with its wonderful sights.

l burnett, 14/Apr/2017

I visit Willingham woods at least twice a day to walk my dog and for my own exercise.

I find the entry to the main car park has great holes at the entrance, I know this has been so for some time. The effects on vehicles is negative. Could you advise me who is responsible for the upkeep and repair of this so I can report it please?

Many Thanks

Anonymous, 8/Mar/2017

The Car park is owned by the Forestry Commission, the lay-by is owned by the County Council. If it is within the car park it is Forestry Commission responsibility and should be reported to the Forester at the Market Rasen office tel 0300 067 4882.

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Last updated: 5th May 2017

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What's Here?

  • Walking
  • Cafe
  • Owned and run by Lincolnshire County Council in the adjacent layby.
  • Cycling
  • Feel free to use the forest roads.
  • Dogs
  • Dogs are welcome but please be a responsible dog owner.
  • Horse riding
  • Horse riding by permit only. Please contact 01522 660133.
  • Parking
  • Car park is available off the A631. The adjoining layby is owned and run by Lincolnshire County Council.
  • Picnic
  • Adjacent to the car park. There is another table situated by the ponds.
  • Toliets
  • Owned and run by Lincolnshire County Council in the adjacent layby.
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: TF139 883
Postcode: LN8 3RQ

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Opening & Parking

Car park is available off the A631. The adjoining layby is owned and run by Lincolnshire County Council.

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