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Christmas at Sandilands

Two children in raincoats and winter clothes with backpacks walking away from the camera
Go on winter explorations in nature | © National Trust Images/Rob Coleman

Escape from the holiday rush, wrap up warm and venture outdoors for a winter walk at Sandilands.

Sandilands is the perfect place to escape the holiday rush and venture outdoors for a winter walk with loved ones. The Lincolnshire landscape offers an enchanting backdrop to pause and explore a more mindful festive season.

Wellbeing in winter

Venturing outdoors for an hour or two can lift your spirits. Join volunteer guides, Kate and Robin for a free weekly walk. Routes change each week to take in different elements of nature, local wildlife, and views from the wider area.

Suitable for all abilities, feel free to walk at your own pace. Well behaved dogs on short leads welcome.

Use this time of natural hibernation to venture outdoors, connect with others and rejuvenate. See all our upcoming activities and events at]

Two women in woolly hats and a man enjoying their hot drinks while walking in the garden at Upton House and Gardens, Warwickshire
Spend time with family and friends at Sandilands | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Migrating birds

Slow down to spot migrating birds over Sandilands. Look out for passage birds such as ring ouzel, whinchat, black redstart, and swallows. Or catch a glimpse of Winter thrushes, redwings and fieldfares often feast on hawthorn and sea buckthorn berries along the seaward side of Sandilands.

Early morning walkers may well encounter short-eared owls searching the grassland for small mammals.

Presenter Gemma Hunt looking over a pair of binoculars and a National Trust ranger with his arm lifted directing her gaze
Have a go at bird-watching | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

Walk with us

Tuesday 26 December, 10am.

There’s nothing quite like a leisurely stroll along the coast to blow away the cobwebs. So, join us for a bracing walk on Boxing Day. Meet the team at SandiDunes café kiosk at 10am. There will be stops to take in the views along the way and a chance to refuel with a hot drink and festive treat from the kiosk after. Find out more here:]

Brown boots walking on natural ground
Take a walk in nature | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Capture the moment

Make memories and reconnect with loved ones this winter. Small reminders of nature walks you’ve experienced can offer a sense of warmth during dark winter days, so remember to capture those treasured moments. You can tag us in any photos you share on social media using #NTSandilands @NTSandilands.

Begin the New Year with precious memories, feeling rested and inspired by nature.