Louth Eye
 A guide to Louth in Lincolnshire since 2004


Parks in Louth

Hubbards Hills and Westgate Fields

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.
Westgate Fields
Westgate Fields
Hubbards Hills
Hubbard's Hills
Hubbards Hill in spring
Hubbards Hills in spring

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 between Queen Street and Kidgate in 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.
Spout Yard
Spout Yard
Red Hill in June
Red Hill
Springside in winter
Springside in winter

Articles relating to parks

Images From Red Hill Nature Reserve

Images From Red Hill Nature Reserve

The reserve outside Louth features wildflowers, red chalk formations, and a wide variety of insects in the summer months.
June 2019
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


 



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The Park on Harveys Lane

The park on Harveys Lane had several new trees planted. It was fenced off for construction work.

May 15 2022

Fencing at Spout Yard Park

Improved fencing at Spout Yard Park around the play area.

June 24 2021

A wooden leaf sculpture in Westgate Fields surrounded by a fence

The leaf sculptures in Westgate Fields are fenced off for public safety because they are decaying.

June 17 2021

Leaf sculptures in Westgate Fields surrounded by fences

Three of the leaf sculptures in Westgate Fields are fenced off.

June 15 2021

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