Where to Visit

Crowle Heritage Trail

Heritage trail around Crowle. Please ask if there is not a copy of the leaflet in The Stable.

St Oswald’s Parish Church (100m)

The parish church dates back to at least the 12th Century and is the oldest church on the Isle of Axholme. The most notable item in the church is the Crowle Stone, an Anglo Saxon stone cross shaft dating from the 8th or 9th centuries which has intricate carvings and a runic inscription.

Unfortunately the church is not routinely open, however if you ask we will attempt to arrange a visit for you.

Crowle & Thorne Moors (1.5 Miles)

Part of the Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve.

The still extensive tract of Hatfield, Thorne, Goole and Crowle Moors is but a remnant of the vast complex of moor, bog and fen that once surrounded the head of the Humber estuary and included much of Lincolnshire’s Isle of Axholme.

The reserve is one of the richest lowland peat vegetation areas in the north of England. The higher, drier areas carry heather, bracken and birch scrub; the wetter parts have reedbeds, cottongrass, Sphagnum bog, willow carr and open water. Rarer plants include bog rosemary, dune helleborine and greater yellow rattle.

These varied habitats support a rich bird, mammal and insect fauna. The large heath butterfly occurs here at the south-eastern limit of its range in Britain. More than 30 breeding birds have been recorded, including long-eared owl, woodcock, nightjar and tree pipit. Grass snake and adder are present.

The moors can be accessed on foot to the North West of Crowle and make a particularly enjoyable walk.

Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum  http://www.thmcf.org

The Lincolnshire Golf Course (2.5 Miles)

01724 711619

Open every day of the year, pre-bookable tee times.

Offering relaxed golf in beautiful surroundings and presenting golfers of all standards with an exciting challenge.

There is a fully equipped golf shop and after your round, you can dine in the new bar / restaurant, which is open every day from 8am.

Trolleybus Museum, Sandtoft (6 Miles)

Recorded Information Line: 01724 711391

The world’s largest collection of Trolleybuses. The museum is only open on selected days each year. Please check with the museum to avoid an unnecessary trip.

Epworth Old Rectory, Epworth (6 Miles)

01427 872268

This is the home in which the rector of Epworth, Samuel Wesley, and his wife Susanna brought up their sons John and Charles Wesley (the founders of Methodism) in their childhood years. It is now an interesting museum owned by the Methodist Church.

Monday – Saturday 10am – 4:30pm
Sunday 2pm – 4:30pm

Waterways Museum, Goole (12 Miles)

Monday-Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm/Saturday & Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm

Blacktoft Sands RSPB Nature Reserve (9 Miles)

Reserve open daily (except Christmas Day) from 9 am to 9 pm (or dusk if earlier); Reception hide open every day 9am to 5pm from April – October and weekends only 9am to 4pm from November – March.Scunthorpe

Steam Train Trips around the Steelworks (11 Miles)

Phone 01652 657053 to book.
Railtours of up to 2.5 hours duration take place most Saturdays during the summer.

Normanby Hall Country Park (12 Miles)

Set in the heart of undiscovered North Lincolnshire, the 300 acres of Normanby Hall Museum and Country Park provides the perfect day out for all the family.

Return to the elegance of a more leisurely era in the beautiful Regency Hall and learn about Lincolnshire’s rich rural heritage in the fascinating Farm Museum. Step back in time in the award winning Victorian Walled Garden and stroll through the beautiful Pleasure Grounds with their stunning herbaceous borders.

Enjoy the extensive woodland with its wealth of wildlife, or walk through the Deer Park with its herds of Red and Fallow Deer.

Local History & Heritage

If you have a particular interest in any aspect related to the history of the local area please ask Angus as he has a great deal of information on the area including information about local families.