Local Area Information
Muntjac Cottage is on the edge of the village of North Somercotes but within a 5-10 min walk you are at a pub that makes home cooked food! dog friendly too. Walk out of the gates at Muntac and to your right you are on a bridle way follow this and it will take you onto a walk to Donna Nook. to your left is the public footpath walk that will take you into the village. Once you come to the main road turn left, go past the lakes and you will see a wooden lodge type building, this is the cafe' lovely breakfast! Opposite the cafe you will see an opening this is to the woods where you may see Deer! There are also many other walks around the village and they are in the O/S map in the cottage
PLEASE BEWARE OF FAST INCOMING TIDES! PLEASE CHECK TIDE TIMES BEFORE WALKING OUT TO THE SEA. ALSO PLEASE NOTE THAT AT DONNA NOOK YOU CANNOT WALK ON THE BOMBING RANGE OFF THE COASTAL FOOT PATH. THIS IS DANGEROUS AND IT BELONGS TO THE MILITARY DEFENCE. DONNA NOOK IS A NATIONAL NATURE RESERVE WHERE PROBABLY THE LARGEST SEAL COLONIES COME TO GIVE BIRTH EVERY YEAR FROM BEGINNING OF NOVEMBER TO END OF DECEMBER. YOU WILL BE A FEW FEET AWAY FROM THEM! SO NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED ON THIS PART OF THE BEACH.
Donna Nook to Theddlethorpe is a National Nature Reserve, full of wild life. Migrating birds, deer, otters, badgers and so much more! You really can walk for miles along this beautiful peaceful coastline and dog friendly. Vidoe that I took this year
Donna Nook, I love Seal Pupping season. At night when it is a still night or when the wind is in the right direction you can hear the seals at Muntjac. The seals are hear all year round but out at sea or far out on the sand banks. To see the seals outside of pupping season you will need binoculars and you will see them. At Pupping time you go to Donna Nook Car park. From the car park onto the beach and there are the seals. Last year 2017 over 2,000 seal pups was born.
Here is a video I have put together of some photos I took Last year begining December 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxWFWPSDYCQ&t=65s
Donna Nook is also Military Practice and it is amazing to watch our "men /women" fly those huge aircrafts and helicopters. Night time flying is something else, it's like fireworks! When myself and my husband walk out to the sea at Saltfleet from the main pullover quite often if we whistle gently or sing one or a few seals will pop their head up! Please as I have mentioned at the beginning do not walk out to the sea at Donna Nook, please stay on the coastal path. Vedeos I took of donna nook this summerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTbd4o3-rZU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI6oyFay2Mg
At Saltfleet it does like the sea is miles and miles out, but this is deceiving. When the sea is out it takes about 10 mins to reach the sea. If you go to Saltfleet during High tide, head to the Haven ( all in the file at Muntjac) there is a bay where you can paddle during high tide. But for me it is to watch the little fishing boats come in with the catch of the day. Just past the Haven is the pump station. At the back of there is a small carpark. Park up and follow the path. It will take you to Saltfleetby Nature Reserve. many times I have seen the Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Heron, little Egret and many other birds. A link to Saltfleet video that I took https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2knjwbL59ek https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k2Rk9XpI7o&t=34s
The next Nature Reserve along is Saltfleetby to Theddlethorpe ( this is all part of the National Nature Reserves including Donna Nook) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVCd22S_mbU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kddmVWGyjwM
Lincolnshire Wolds is another hidden gem AONB again miles and miles of hill walking. Either Bridleways or footpaths. Discover hidden springs along your way ( Lincolnshire Wolds walks maps in Muntjac) There is so much to Lincolnshire. Louth a very old Market Town. Market days are Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Lots of quaint shops and cafe's Hubbards hills on the edge of Louth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGxl0PjQ2rI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA6VicYrzss&t=27s Louth also has markets during the week and on Saturdays. But a lovely quaint old christmas Market too. Have a look on google for Louth christmas Market
Lincoln is worth a visit to see the Cathederal and the Castle. The old part of Lincoln has so much History around the Castle quarters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mB8YjeMkdc8 All year round Lincoln is worth a visit if you have never been. But November and December are magical. Put in google for what is on in Lincoln https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mB8YjeMkdc8
Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea is a 20 minute drive away, stunning beaches. Mablethorpe has arcades, a small fun fair, shops and cafes'. Sutton on Sea is a quaint place with a paddling pool, little shops and cafe's. Drone video of Mablethorpe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGC2fsiZFI4
Drone Video of Sutton on Sea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDQTBV6xiic
If you are wanting to spend a full day or a few days at either Mablethopre, Sutton on Sea or ~Sandilands ( Sandilands dog friendly beach through summer) you can rent a beach hut from the council.
Want to have a peak of Muntjac Cottage and the area? Have a look at this video. first part is of what you may see around and about then it is inside and outside Muntjac cottage https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4GPDObil-JpZ568HrqY0yQ