Sunday, 12 May 2019

Tractor Run Photo Special

Arriving at Poachers Hideaway for a spot of lunch
Poachers Hideaway hosted the Lions Club annual Tractor Run this weekend for lunch, and what a beautiful day to have such an event!
Over fifty tractors, some old some new left Peacock and Binningtons in Louth on a days run around the wonderful Lincolnshire Wolds, all for charity. They arrived up here at around 1pm for pork rolls and cake and parked on our camping site to take in the amazing views we have.
Lots of photos to follow...


 
















































Sunday, 5 May 2019

Borders Pots and fishing piers!



We have been very busy up here at Poachers Hideaway over the last couple of weeks building fishing piers for our well stocked ponds. This will enable our disabled guests to enjoy hooking carp also...
lots of landscaping going on also around the ponds with seeding and various tree planting.


Our green fingered resident Bridget has worked wonders with the pots and troughs around the cottages! There will certainly be a mass of wonderful colours for all to enjoy for the months to come...



Each cottage is displaying a lovely bloom!


Fishermans cottage is also getting a makeover! Work in progress but much artistic landscaping going on..

Friday, 26 April 2019

A new arrival!

Our new resident
This easter bought us a new Shire Foal ! He arrived for lunch on April 17th!


The Shire is a British breed of draught horse. It is usually black, bay, or grey. It is a tall breed, and Shires have at various times held world records both for the largest horse and for the tallest horse. The Shire has a great capacity for weight-pulling; it was used for farm work, to tow barges at a time when the canal system was the principal means of goods transport, and as a cart-horse for road transport. One traditional use was for pulling brewers carts for delivery of beer, and some are still used in this way; others are used for forestry, for riding and for commercial promotion.
The Shire breed was established in the mid-eighteenth century, although its origins are much older. A breed society was formed in 1876, and in 1878 the first stud-book was published. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, there were large numbers of Shires, and many were exported to the United States. With the progressive mechanisation of agriculture and of transport, the need for draught horses decreased rapidly and by the 1960s numbers had fallen from a million or more to a few thousand. Numbers began to increase again from the 1970s, but the breed is still considered "at risk" by the Rare breed survival trust.





We have some beautiful bluebells up here at Poachers Hideaway making a fantastic setting for photographs!



Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Photography course up at Poachers Hideaway



In May we are launching a beginners photography course. It will be an all day course of eight hours taking in lunch at the Bluebell in Belchford.
You will learn how to operate your digital camera and slip out of automatic mode...
The exposure triangle will be explained and practiced with a number of mentored tasks given throughout the day.
You can bring along any digital camera providing it has manual or semi manual settings.
We will cover landscape, portraits and wildlife in a packed fun day in a beautiful part of Lincolnshire.
Price is £80 including lunch at the Bluebell.
Please email at damian@poachershideaway.com or phone 07496 637619

Cadwell Park
 Cadwell Park is hotting up for a busy season!
Lots of track days this month, come and stay with us up here at Poachers Hideaway and try out one of the best racing circuits in Europe. Mention you read it here and get a 10% discount on all our cottages


April Trackdays





Monday, 8 April 2019

Offers...


We have a fantastic last minute offer on for the Easter holidays - 15% off use code PHEGG19 when booking. Offer ends 1st of May.

Come and have some family time up here in the beautiful Lincolnshire wolds...

We have over ten miles of footpaths here at Poachers Hideaway for our guests to enjoy and beyond that is the famous Viking way


From Juice Trump




The Cattle are here!



Lincoln Reds Grazing in their new home


 We had some four legged guests arrive this week for their summer grazing, its nice to see some cattle up here at Poachers hideaway again! We now have cows and horses, sheep are on the way!



The second load of cattle arriving...


Plenty of land to roam around.



A beautiful day for a bike ride.
Up here at Poachers Hideaway we get plenty of mountain bikers peddling by. The nice wide foot paths and bridleways are perfect for a ride out, not to mention the views! not sure about the hills though...





Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta)

The Bluebells are emerging in the wood, pretty soon there will be a lovely carpet throughout, a great vision to experience, and photograph...

"Hyacinthoides non-scripta is a bulbous perennial plant, found in Atlantic areas from north-western Spain to the British Isles, and also frequently used as a garden plant. It is known in English as the common bluebell or simply bluebell, a name which is used in Scotland to refer to the harebell, Campanula rotundifolia"



While renewing a couple of our gates last week we came across a Geocache...

A Geocache






Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world.
A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook and sometimes a pen or pencil. The geocacher signs the log with their established code name and dates it, in order to prove that they found the cache. After signing the log, the cache must be placed back exactly where the person found it. Larger containers such as plastic storage containers (Tupperware or similar) or ammunition boxes can also contain items for trading, such as toys or trinkets, usually of more sentimental worth than financial. Geocaching shares many aspects with benchmarking, trigpointing, orienteering, treasure hunting, letter boxing, way marking and Munzee.

www.geocaching.com


We are still wanting entries for our new sign... A great prize for the winner, a two night stay for two in one of our lovely cottages, get your easels up and your paint brushes out...


Our delightful little one bed cottage is still up for grabs for a long term tenant...

£500 per month call Andrew on  07836 746865 for further details