Witham Valley

Overview

Witham Valley Character Area comprises open agricultural land to the south of the City of Lincoln. The area lies between the settlements of North Hykeham and Waddington and lies wholly within the floodplain of the River Witham.
 
The area is principally under an arable regime with small pockets of semi-improved grassland, particularly to the west. Fields are mainly defined by ditches, although hedgerows with mature trees can also be found.
 
There are two small light industrial compounds, both of which are located alongside the River Witham. A single residential property is located along Brant Road. There are several footpaths across the Character Area, including along the raised banks of the river, and the area is regularly used for walking and angling. With few highways and very low building density, much of the area is tranquil throughout the day.
 
The area forms part of a green wedge either side of the River Witham that extends deep into the south of Lincoln and connects the built up areas in the south of the city to its rural hinterland. Open space within the Character Area forms part of the rural foreground to historic views of the Cathedral city from the south and as an undeveloped backdrop to urban areas to the west and east.
Long ranging views over open arable fields capes towards the north escarpment slope

Key Statistics

Latitude/Longitude: (53.179034, -0.5692)
Character Area Type: Agricultural
Location: Rural hinterland
Predominant Period: Early Industrial (1750 to 1845 AD)
Secondary Period: Modern (1967 to Current day)
Average Building Type: Detached
Average Building Density: Very Low