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  • Countryside pub in spectacular setting among the Lincolnshire Wolds
  • Walker's paradise with easy access to trails including the Viking Way
  • Friendly vibe with pub food, board games and walking maps

If you're an intrepid wanderer, the knowledgeable team at The Three Horseshoes Public House near Louth in Lincolnshire reckons a foray onto the Viking Way is a must. How lucky, then, that this fab and historic path, along the route of the Norse invaders of yesteryear, can be accessed a short drive from the pub – one of many paths in the region for you to tramp.

If you're not quite up for traversing the full length of the Way from a Three Horseshoes stay (it runs for 147 miles from the Humber Bridge in north Lincs to Oakham in Rutland), several more strolling and hiking paths are around this Lincolnshire Wolds locale to try instead.

There's the stunning setting of the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Beauty, or you could wander the Silver Lincs Way to Grimsby from nearby Louth, or tackle the Macmillan Way, Lindsey Way and the tastily-named Gingerbread Way, just to start you off. Not into walkies? Trot along to days out at Cadwell Park or Market Rasen Racecourse, both within easy reach.

Back at base, the site promotes a relaxed atmosphere where guests are welcome to have a campfire by their pitch and chill out among the handsome views. (Firepits, wood and kindling are available to buy, so please don't bring your own.)

A friendly atmosphere also prevails in the pub, where you can tuck into good food and real ales, or settle in with the table and board games on a rainy day. Plenty of walking leaflets and maps are here too so you can plan your next route.

The team ensures its amenities are modern and well maintained; the shower and toilet block was refitted and updated during the winter. There's also a washing-up area, wifi and chemical disposal.

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Loved the bell tent we stayed in very cosy and ... 02/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nicola g. Confirmed

  • Star bell tent
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    Loved the bell tent we stayed in very cosy and comfortable would definitely return again plus the pub on site was fab excellent pub food well worth a stay and excellent value for money


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nice site, friendly staff, need more facilites 08/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Cath W. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent or trailer tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Shaun, he was very friendly and helpful, even trying to organise us another night.We were supposed to stay Friday and Saturday, but our van broke down and we couldn't make it until the Saturday, but he arranged for us to stay Sunday instead of the Friday.
    Nice open site with views across the fields.


    Only one toilet and one shower in each of the men and ladies block and when i went to shower in the morning there was no hot water! The other two unisex toilet/showers were ok, but a bit dirty.
    No hot water when i went to wash up the breakfast plates, ended up taking them home to wash!
    For the amount of people staying in tents, there is definitely not enough facilities!

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The tent, the pub, the people, the facilities, the location. ... 09/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom stephen r. Confirmed

  • Little Teddy 2 bedroom rental tent
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    The tent, the pub, the people, the facilities, the location. All good.


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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year



Gastronomic delight



Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby


Pub campsite

Small (11-25 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Pre-erected tents


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  • Shoe Lane, Goulceby, Louth, Lincolnshire, England, LN11 9WA
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.2931°N 0.1208°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Horncastle: Market Place Coach Stop — 5.9 miles
Louth: Bus Station Church Street — 7.2 miles
Wragby (Lincs): Market Place Coach Stop — 7.6 miles
Train stations
Market Rasen Rail Station — 10.9 miles
Metheringham Rail Station — 15.5 miles
Thorpe Culvert Rail Station — 17.7 miles
Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal — 31.8 miles
Humberside Airport — 22.1 miles


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

This land is made for walking… recommended as well as the Viking Way are the 76 miles of the Lincs Wold Way, meandering around the best of the area's spectacular scenery; the 96-mile Wolds trail of the Lindsey Loop, and the easy three-mile amble of the Spa Trail, a family-friendly and wheelchair/buggy-accessible path along the banks of the Horncastle Canal. The 69-mile route of the nearby Lindsey Trail is also suitable for cycling and horse riding.

Less than 10 minutes' drive away is the motor racing circuit of Cadwell Park, with its many car and bike events throughout the year including the super-bikes weekend over the August bank holiday. Market Rasen Racecourse and its active racing calendar is about 20 minutes away by car.

The best-known nearby town is Louth, a busy Lincolnshire Wolds market town with independent shops, pubs, restaurants and award-wining butchers and grocers. If you still yearn for a walk, follow the canal towpath for the scenic hike along to Tetney Lock, or drive just outside town to the six acres of the Rushmoor Country Park farm park.

For a city day out, visit the county town of Lincoln (40 minutes' drive) with its fine cathedral and castle, or head to the coast a scenic 30-minute drive away. Take your pick from one of the smaller coastal villages, to Skegness with its large and loud attractions, or visit the peaceful and famed Donna Nook Nature Reserve just outside town.

Must see

  • Lincoln Cathedral (17.7 miles)
  • Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace (17.7 miles)
  • Lincoln Castle (17.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Tattershall Castle (13.6 miles)
  • Gunby Hall Estate: Monksthorpe Chapel (14.7 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.


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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the terms and conditions.

Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Modifications are subject to a £25.00 fee.

Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

Foraging for wood on the campsite is not allowed.