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Parks in Louth

Hubbards Hills and Westgate Fields

Westgate Fields  

Westgate Fields

Hubbards Hills

Hubbard's Hills

Spout Yard

Spout Yard

Red Hill in June

Red Hill

Hubbards Hill in spring

Hubbards Hills in spring

Springside in winter

Springside in winter

Hubbard's Hills and Westgate fields are hugely popular with the people of Louth as well as with visitors to the town. During a typical weekend in summer they will be crowded with walkers and families out for the day. Even in the middle of winter, many dog walkers and joggers use the park.

Whilst dogs are allowed, horse riding and cycling through the park aren't.

At the beginning of the twentieth century Hubbard's Hills was given to the people of Louth. Running through Hubbards Hills and Westgate Fields is the river Lud, which gives Louth its name. This is why the people of Louth are known as Ludensians.

Click here for more images of Westgate Fields, and here for a gallery of images of Hubbard's Hills.

Other parks and green areas

Closer to the town centre but much smaller is Springside. This area was the subject of a controversial regeneration project by Groundwork UK in 2006. You can find Springside, plus a few other smaller green areas on this map of central Louth.

Spout Yard is situated in the centre of town, near Enginegate off Broadbank. It has green areas, a children's play park, seating and a kiosk. There's also a small stage which makes it a good venue for live music, weather permitting.

Another green area is the Louth canal. You can also read about the wildlife that lives around the canal.

Around seven miles out of town is the nature reserve known as Red Hill.

Articles relating to parks

Louth Town Council Will Pay Hubbards Hills Trust Another Ten Thousand Pounds       

Louth Town Council Will Pay Hubbards Hills Trust Another Ten Thousand Pounds

Councillors highlight increased vandalism and ongoing maintenance costs for the beauty spot.
November 2016
Events Round-Up: Food Festival, Opening Of The Horse Steps, And Louth In Bloom       

Events Round-Up: Food Festival, Opening Of The Horse Steps, And Louth In Bloom

Louth was abuzz thanks to events celebrating the regeneration of a historical beauty spot, floral enhancements, and local food.
July 2014
Hubbards Hills       

Hubbards Hills

A gallery of images from Hubbards Hills past and present.
May 2014
Round-Up: Oil Drilling, Decay, And A Bestseller       

Round-Up: Oil Drilling, Decay, And A Bestseller

The Labour group in Lincolnshire announces a new fund to help people out, whilst Egdon Resources eyes up a piece of the Wolds.
May 2014
Council Round-Up: Chop ALL The Trees       

Council Round-Up: Chop ALL The Trees

The council discuss flood alleviation, and an application to hack down trees bordering the cemetery.
July 2013
Council Round-Up: Vandalism, A Public Meeting, And Car Parking       

Council Round-Up: Vandalism, A Public Meeting, And Car Parking

Councillors express dismay over car parking charges, and call for a public meeting over the Legbourne Road housing proposals.
June 2013
Festival of the Bees 2013       

Festival of the Bees 2013

Find out more about bees during Louth's first festival to celebrate these essential pollinators.
May 2013
Council Round-Up: Retail Strategy, Fewer District Councillors, and a Speed Limit       

Council Round-Up: Retail Strategy, Fewer District Councillors, and a Speed Limit

Members of the town council criticised the retail report produced by Nathaniel Lichfield and partners. A lot.
January 2013
Round-Up: Water, Resolutions and Tree Planting       

Round-Up: Water, Resolutions and Tree Planting

Whether you resolve to lose weight, get fit, or do something else in 2013, there may be help to get you on track.
January 2013
Round-Up: Fulmar Decision, Ambulance Petitions, and the LTP       

Round-Up: Fulmar Decision, Ambulance Petitions, and the LTP

A decision on Fulmar Drive is made, and one the ambulance station looms. And the Louth Town Partnership answers questions about its green agenda.
December 2012
Round-Up: Parking Charges, a Silver Gilt Award, and an Apology       

Round-Up: Parking Charges, a Silver Gilt Award, and an Apology

Car parking fees are under scrutiny as the council seeks to fund its takeover of enforcement.
September 2012
Beauty Spots of 2012       

Beauty Spots of 2012

Which parts of Louth stand out as the most attractive areas of town in 2012?
September 2012
Round-Up: Fulmar Drive, Ambulance Campaign, and a Surprise in the Woods       

Round-Up: Fulmar Drive, Ambulance Campaign, and a Surprise in the Woods

The town council discussed a major new housing development at Fulmar Drive, whilst things are taking shape in woodland near Alvingham.
August 2012
A New Painting of Hubbards Hills       

A New Painting of Hubbards Hills

John Walker presents a nostalgic view of the local beauty spot in his oil painting.
May 2012
Mayor Plans To Dress As Sausage       

Mayor Plans To Dress As Sausage

Looking for a slice of that food town pie.
May 2012
Council Roundup       

Council Roundup

In which something is very nearly almost said about the Hubbards Hills Trust.
November 2011
The Gatherums Regeneration Group Launch A Consultation       

The Gatherums Regeneration Group Launch A Consultation

The group aims to give The Gatherums' grot spot a makeover.
October 2011
Round-up: Free Swimming, Elections and Fruit       

Round-up: Free Swimming, Elections and Fruit

Town Council elections loom, kissing gates are installed, plus what to do if you have too many apples.
October 2011
Round-up: Raised Beds, Resignation and Taxi Ranks       

Round-up: Raised Beds, Resignation and Taxi Ranks

The council eyes new projects, the future of the Town Hall comes under the spotlight, and one councillor bows out.
July 2011
Community Food In The Gatherums       

Community Food In The Gatherums

Volunteers turn the Gatherums into a tasty, organic haven to promote the benefits of growing your own food.
May 2011
Round-up: Apathy, Scams and Bugs       

Round-up: Apathy, Scams and Bugs

Natural beauty faces off against the ugly side of technology in the battle for our attention.
May 2011
A Charitable Trust For Hubbard       

A Charitable Trust For Hubbard's Hills?

With major costs forecast, who will bear the burden of maintenance and restoration of the town's beauty spot?
October 2008
Lost In Louth Signs Go Up       

Lost In Louth Signs Go Up

The art project for the Gatherums and Springside created by Rupert Clamp is unveiled.
December 2007
An interview with John Clarkson       

An interview with John Clarkson

The author of "Birds of Louth" discusses birdwatching, Louth, and why "the future looks bleak for all life on Earth".
September 2007
More Pictures of Flooding       

More Pictures of Flooding

Further images from the disastrous summer flooding in Louth.
June 2007


 


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A damaged bridge in Hubbards Hills        

This bridge in Hubbard's Hill has been repaired and subsequently damaged.

November 30 2016

The duck pond in Hubbards Hills        

The duck pond at Hubbard's Hills.

November 30 2016

A sign near the duck pond in Hubbards Hills        

This wall near the duck pond at Hubbard's Hills needs repairing.

November 30 2016

The toilet block at Hubbards Hills        

The toilet block at Hubbard's Hills is the responsibility of the Hubbard's Hills Trust.

November 30 2016


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