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
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
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.
Springside in winter
Articles relating to parks
The reserve outside Louth features wildflowers, red chalk formations, and a wide variety of insects in the summer months.June 2019
Councillors highlight increased vandalism and ongoing maintenance costs for the beauty spot.November 2016
Louth was abuzz thanks to events celebrating the regeneration of a historical beauty spot, floral enhancements, and local food.July 2014
A gallery of images from Hubbards Hills past and present.May 2014
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
The council discuss flood alleviation, and an application to hack down trees bordering the cemetery.July 2013
Councillors express dismay over car parking charges, and call for a public meeting over the Legbourne Road housing proposals.June 2013
Find out more about bees during Louth's first festival to celebrate these essential pollinators.May 2013
Members of the town council criticised the retail report produced by Nathaniel Lichfield and partners. A lot.January 2013
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
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
Car parking fees are under scrutiny as the council seeks to fund its takeover of enforcement.September 2012
Which parts of Louth stand out as the most attractive areas of town in 2012?September 2012
The town council discussed a major new housing development at Fulmar Drive, whilst things are taking shape in woodland near Alvingham.August 2012
John Walker presents a nostalgic view of the local beauty spot in his oil painting.May 2012
Looking for a slice of that food town pie.May 2012
In which something is very nearly almost said about the Hubbards Hills Trust.November 2011
The group aims to give The Gatherums' grot spot a makeover.October 2011
Town Council elections loom, kissing gates are installed, plus what to do if you have too many apples.October 2011
The council eyes new projects, the future of the Town Hall comes under the spotlight, and one councillor bows out.July 2011