In the Vicinity

What’s local?

Bawtry - Nearby is this attractive small market town – originally a roman settlement located on Ermine Street between Doncaster and Lincoln, it is the site of a historic battle of 616AD when Anglo-Saxon King Aethelfrith met his end against Raedwald, King of East Anglia.

Today, this market town is full of small independent shops and boutiques and has more than its fair share of eateries.

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Close by is award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park, home to over 400 animals and 70 different species. Most of the animals at the park are either endangered or threatened, Yorkshire Wildlife Park work closely with charities to help the conservation of endangered species in the wild and captivity.

Bawtry Golf Club, a par-73 course that measures nearly 7,000 yards from the championship tees offers a challenging 18 hole experience for any level of golfer.  Bawtry Golf Club will soon see a new pro shop, changing suite, a driving range, sports bar and academy zone centre of excellence.

5 miles away via the A631 is the English Heritage site of Mattersey Priory, free entry remains of a small monastery for just 6 Gilbertine cannons – the only wholly English monastic order.
Bawtry Paintball and Laser Fields – Meet the 7ft tall hunter-warrior called the Predator – lots of activities from 6 years + over 9 game zones.

Hatfield, Hatfield Woodhouse and Hatfield Chase
All within immediate reach of Tyram Lakes we have centuries of history, places of tranquillity and entertainment.

Adjacent to us and with complementary access from Tyram Lakes we have Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve – also encompassing Hatfield Moors. The site is internationally important, both as an example of a lowland raised mire and for its breeding nightjars. There are walks and cycle paths as well as a number of birdwatching hides and there are easy access routes suitable foe wheelchairs and mobility buggies.

Behind us is also Hatfield Moor Nature Reserve and the Lindholme Hall Estate is located in the centre of the reserve.  In Lindholme Hall at the heart of the 3,500-acre National Nature Reserve is also Gomde UK – established in 2009 as Doncaster’s internationally renowned centre for the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism.

Lindholme was once an island and the area is very beautiful, inspiring and peaceful, with a medieval character. Archaeological evidence shows human presence dating back thousands of years, and recently a local historian discovered a 5000-year old wooden track way, to the north of the island, one of only four ever to have been found in Europe. It is believed that the Cymbri were the first to settle here some 2500 years ago and that the Phoenicians traded here and did the Romans.

There was a famous battle of Hatfield where one of the first casualties was Prince Edwin aka The

Black Prince, Edward 111 was born at Hatfield Manor which was also the home of Geoffrey Chaucer.

 

Other local venues for the family

Boston Park Farm Maize Maze - Almost opposite Tyram Lakes entrance - an animal trial for children to get up close to the animals, the maze, tearooms, indoor play areas.

Kingswood Golf Center – 18 hole American-style golf course.

Sunnybank Gardens & The Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm – Just down the road from Tyram Lakes – if you like your ice cream, then you are in for a treat.

“Regularly visited by scientists, archaeologists and conservationists, this Lindholme is barely to known to Doncaster’s residents. Yet this untouched habitat is so rare scientists are stating that it is as important as the Amazon rainforest. The mixture of wetlands and peatlands seem flat and barren to the untrained eye, yet it is home to one of the highest diversity of species in the country…there’s a rare beetle that only lives at Lindholme and nowhere else in the world.”

Rachel Horne
Buddha Nature, Doncopolitan Musings - January 21, 2019

 

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