Things To Do

Things to do in the Brigg area

Feeling Hungry?

Shipley's Curiosities - 53 Wrawby Street - 07576 335336 - ££

      Described as the best tea room in Brigg by many of the locals, tea is served in a pot with real
leaves and the selection of baking and sandwiches are delicious. With friendly staff to
compliment the food, we would definitely recommend this quaint tea-room for a warm up and a

King William IV - 117 Scawby Road - 01652 657106 - ££
     Stay Local! King William IV is a local bar with traditional British pub grub. The staff are lovely
and provide a great service. You can choose from both indoor & outdoor seating and is
wheelchair friendly. Whether you decide on brunch, lunch or dinner, this lovely, traditional pub
grub will not disappoint.

Mumbai Lounge - Old Courts Road - 01652 600800 - £££
     If you're looking for a top class Indian restaurant, this is our pick. An excellent menu is on offer
with all your favourite Indian meals. There is a lovely atmosphere in a cosy setting. If you prefer
a take-away, they also offer a delivery service. Also available for deliveries.

Harrison's Hideaway - Carr Isle Industrial Estate - 01652 653940 - £
     This hidden gem is highly recommended for a spot of breakfast or lunch, the menu is all home-
made with plenty of vegetarian choices. There is a little terrace that overlooks a large pond for a
tranquil lunch setting on a sunny day.

Scawby Fish & Chips - 3 Chapel Lane - 01652 654642 - £
     Nice little fish & chip shop with great food to take away. Traditional English chip shop menu,
cooked to order.

San Pietro Restaurant - 11 High Street - 01724 277774 - ££££
     A superb nouveau Mediterranean cuisine, with superb quality food, service and surroundings.
The menu includes many Italian dishes with Pietro's twist from his home town Sicily. Pietro is
the head chef and restaurant director with a focus on great food and quality service. If you
decide to dine at San Pietro's, please remember to book your table.

China Garden - 42 Wrawby Street - 01652 653531 - ££
     Our choice for a chinese take-away, great food and quick service at reasonable prices.

Yellowbelly Pizza - 28A Market Place, Brigg DN20 8LD - 01652 658020 - ££
     Freshly made Sourdough Pizzas – New to area but definitely worth a visit


Events in Brigg

Brigg Market

      Every Thursday and Saturday, you will find Brigg's famous local traders market, selling home-
made produce as well as lovely gourmet farm food.

      On a Thursday you will find a wide range of traditional stalls, selling produce from fruit & veg to
fresh flowers, household goods, cheeses, fish, to clothing and footwear.

      Saturdays market tends to be similar stalls, however on a smaller scale to Thursday's market.
Also on a Thursday you may be interested in attending the local auction, known as Sennets
Market. Here you will see the traders and farmers, as well as the general public purchasing
different types of produce.

      If you are looking to stay in one night and cook, you can take advantage of the wonderful local
produce from the farmers market in the Town Centre.

For more information about Brigg please visit –

Family Days Out

Live, Love and Create - 23 Wrawby Street - 01652 600992

      A unique pottery experience where the kids and adults alike can get a taste of their own pottery
painting. The pottery craft shop also has a lovely cafe so that you don't go hungry whilst
painting your keepsake. There are also little craft kits available to purchase to take back to your
lodge to keep the kids amused.

Fun Forest - Europa Way - 01652 657370

A huge indoor play centre for children up the age of 11, open from 9:30 to 18:30, 7 days a
week. Fun Forests adventure play centre boasts a fully air conditioned playroom with free
wireless internet and plenty of parking. Food and drink are also available on site for when they
get peckish. A perfect place to keep the kids entertained on a rainy day.

Elsham Hall Country Park - North Lincolnshire - 01652 688698

Children from 0 - 12 will enjoy this four acre walled garden, covered in cultured flowers and a
variety of animals. As well as the lakeside garden and animals, you can fill up the rest of the day
letting them play in the adventure playground. Down at the lake you will be able to feed the carp
and enjoy the secret garden tea room for a hot drink and snack.

Local Walks

Barnetby and the Viking Way walking route (1½ hours)

Broughton and East Woods walk (1 – 11/2 hours)

River Ancholme and Castlethorpe walking route (Various)

Wrawby Two Counties walking route (1hour 15 minutes)

Cycling Routes around Brigg

     Brigg is set in the heart of some stunning British countryside and this is one of the reasons that
cyclists flock here. In good or bad weather there are plenty of routes to choose from to suit your
skills, the weather and type of bicycle that you have. There are also many keen bike riders that
live in and around the area of Brigg, so much so that they have a club dedicated to cycling
called Brigg & District Cycling. We have added many of the local routes in the following pages,
however, if you want to join a group cycle you may want to contact Brigg & District Cycling to
join one of their group cycles. At the time of writing, the groups all meet at the local Lidl
supermarket and go from there. These are the group times available:

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6.30pm
Saturday at 8.30am (Newbie ride)
Sunday at 9am (Steady ride)
Contact the club through their website

Keep reading for the most popular routes if you fancy taking in the countryside by yourself or
with friends and family.

Abbey & Airfields

Start: Goxhill railway station

Description: A circular cycle ride from the lowlands of the Humber marshes up to the gentle lower slopes of
the northern Wolds, passing through mainly open countryside and pleasant villages.

Attractions: Thornton Abbey

Traffic Levels: Low, except around Wootton and Ulceby.

Our starting point: Goxhill, was once a major centre for market gardening. During the Middle Ages a small port
existed at Goxhill Haven. On the edge of the village the route runs north- easterly long Howe
Lane, skirting the site of Goxhill Airfield. Built for bomber operations during the Second World
War, it was soon found to be too close to Hull, a target for much of the Luftwaffe’s attention in
1941/1942. Hull’s extensive defences included balloons moored on barges in the Humber,
effectively blocking the flight path into Goxhill. As a result the airfield became a training base for
the American Air Force.

Conquer the Wolds

Start : Baysgarth Park, Barton-upon-Humber

Description: A circular cycle ride through fine open countryside with superb views over the Ancholme Valley
and the rolling farmlands of the high Wolds. The area has many secluded roads to explore, with
several attractive villages within easy reach. The long distance Viking Way footpath runs north
to south through the centre of the route.

Attractions: Baysgarth House Museum.

Traffic Levels: Generally light but with one or two major routes to cross.

Our circular route starts at: Baysgarth House Museum, set in over 30 acres of grounds. The house dates from the late 17th
and early 18th centuries and contains a museum with displays on the geology, archaeology and
later history of the area.
Barton was once a centre for rope, tile and brick making, a story told by the Industrial Museum
in the former Stable Block. The Rural Crafts Museum has reconstructed stonemason,
shoemaker, and wheelwright’s workshops. In the surrounding Leisure Park there are facilities
for all the family and a secluded picnic area.

Where Romans Trod

Start: Winterton

Description: A circular route overlooking the valley of the River Ancholme through mainly arable countryside
and along the Roman road, Ermine Street.

Attractions: Roman roads and earlier settlements, ancient churches and deserted village sites.

Traffic Levels: Moderate

Starting point:
Winterton is an attractive small town. A wealth of historic buildings surround the market place,
overlooked by All Saints parish church with its mid 11th century tower and nave. The distinctive
local stone is used for many of the handsome town and farmhouses. In July each year, the town
celebrates with a mid summer show, a tradition for over one hundred years and one of the most
popular in the region. Roxby has stone houses and farm buildings gathered around the 14th
century church of St. Mary. In a garden between North and South Street lies the site of an
important Roman dwelling, its mosaic floor occasionally exposed for viewing.

Medieval Maze and Victorian Splendour

Start: Burton upon Stather

Description: A circular route along mainly quiet country lanes. Spectacular views over the lower valley of the
River Trent and its confluence with the Ouse and Humber.

Attractions: Normanby Hall Country Park and Julian’s Bower turf maze

Traffic Levels: Low, except in the vicinity of Burton upon Stather and Normanby.

Starting point: The pleasant village of Burton Upon Stather was once a ferry crossing point on the Trent, with a
pier in 1865. Local tradition has it that on a clear day you can see the towers of York Minster
from the parish church of St. Andrew. Down on the riverside, the old reed fringed clay pits are a
remnant of brick making during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The village is the start of the
Nev Cole Way, a 91km footpath to Nettleton in Lincolnshire. West Halton village church is
dedicated to St. Ethelreda, who, according to local tradition, whilst fleeing from London, was
sheltered by the villagers on her way to Coldingham. She built the church as a gesture of

‘Tails’ of the Riverbank

Start: Brigg

Description: A circular route, crossing the North Lincolnshire boundary several times south of Brigg. The
route lies within the Ancholme Valley, taking in attractive small villages, riverside scenery, the
Roman road Ermine Street, and several interesting historic sites.

Attractions: The market town of Brigg. The combined wind and watermill at Hibaldstow.

Traffic Levels: Generally moderate apart from around Brigg, Scawby and Hibaldstow.

About our starting town: Brigg is a bustling market town, which has held an annual Horse Fair on 5 August since 1215.
World famous tenor, Gervase Elwes, lived there, starting the Brigg Music Festival in 1900. One
of his frequent guests was Percy Grainger, who collected folk songs such as Brigg Fair, which
was later immortalised by Delius. The town was once the centre of a thriving rabbit industry,
with silver grey skins used to make muffs and tippets. Coney Court, one of the town’s many
historic yards once had a busy rabbit skinning factory.

Iron and Agriculture

Start : Civic Centre, Scunthorpe

Description: A circular route, through the parks of Scunthorpe to the rich flood plains of the Trent, returning
Through the attractive village of Messingham and historic Bottesford. The route connects with
the Sandhills and Windmills ride.

Attractions: Scunthorpe Heritage Trail, North Lincolnshire Museum, Central Park and the Ridge Walk, and
St. Peter’s Church in Bottesford.

Traffic Levels: Low to moderate for most of the route but high in Scunthorpe.

Our journey starts: In Scunthorpe’s beautiful 100- acre Central Park. On the skyline to the east, there are the four
blast furnaces, affectionately known as the Queens – Mary, Bess, Anne and Victoria. A Steel
Heritage Trail starts from North Lincolnshire Museum (a 5 minute detour towards town), tracing
Scunthorpe’s development.

Sandhills and Windmills

Start: Messingham

Description: A circular route, passing through mainly open countryside on the higher ground of the Trent
Valley and the western slope of the Lincoln Edge. The route takes in the attractive villages of
Messingham and Manton.

Attractions: The Nature Reserve at Messingham and Twigmoor Woods

Traffic Levels: Moderate except around Messingham

Our route begins: In Messingham, a growing village on the outskirts of Scunthorpe. At the southern end of the
High Street, George Dawes, the Victorian Ironmaster, built his house ‘Trent Holme’ in 1875.
Looking more like a factory than a house it originally had a tower from which he could view his
Scunthorpe works. The wood skirting the road has the unusual name of Black Walk Nook and
like most local woods was planted during the last century. An attractive public bridleway runs
along the northern side to the hillside hamlet of Manton. It is actually a lowland heathland, quite
scarce in North Lincolnshire. Areas of woodland are being cleared to allow this heathland to

Going Dutch

Start: Beltoft

Description: This circular cycle ride takes in many of the sights of the historic Isle of Axholme, through
peaceful countryside to Epworth, home of the Wesleys, visiting Owston Ferry and West
Butterwick on the Trent. The Isle of Axholme is rich in history. Once marsh and fenland, it was
drained by the Dutch in 1626 by order of Charles I. Cornellus Vermuyden and his Dutch
associates met with much opposition from the locals who saw the destruction of their way of life.
There was great controversy over the distribution of the new land, causing much conflict with
the commoners.

Attractions: The Old Rectory at Epworth, site of Axholme Priory at Low Melwood and a fine example of
Dutch architecture at Kelfield.

Traffic Levels: Moderate, apart from the villages.

Starting from: The small village of Beltoft, just south of the M180 has an old pinfold where once straying or
unclaimed stock were penned. As you leave the village, ride north taking the quiet road over the
motorway reaching the Trent Bank at Derrythorpe Grange. The route turns south with good
views of the rising ground of the Isle to the west.

The Haxey Strip

Start: Epworth

Description: A circular route, passing through open arable farming countryside with fine views, interesting
small villages and historic sites.

Attractions: The historic town of Epworth with the newly launched Wesley Trail, Epworth and Haxey
Turbaries, areas of medieval strip farming and the Museum at Owston Ferry.

Traffic Levels: Moderate away from the villages. One section of the route is more suitable for a sturdy cycle or,
of course, one can always dismount and walk!

Starting from: Epworth, home of the Wesleys, is the birthplace of world Methodism. Why not take a self-guided
tour of the well-established Wesley Trail? Leaflets are available from the Heritage centre, which
has displays on the drainage of the Isle. An alternative ride leads to Haxey where in 1802 a six-
foot wooden statue, thought to be of a Roman warrior, was discovered. The route takes the
bridleway off Greenholme bank track, passing Haxey Turbary. From Haxey follow the road to
Owston Ferry.