The Horseshoes is aound 2 miles from themarket town of Sleaford in the North Kesteven area of Lincolnshire. We are close to the Lincolnshire fens with their big but also not too far from the city of Lincoln and the coast is also nearby.

Tattershall Castle

Less than 30 minutes by car is all it takes to reach this 15th century red brick castle. Tattershall Castle is owned and run by The National Trust and a climb to the top of the tower to take in the breath-taking views is a must. 

Tattershall Castle on a sunny day
Cogglesford Mill viewed along the River Slea

Cogglesford Mill

A picturesque setting and nearby parking mean a walk by the River Slea to this working water mill will be enjoyable. Special events are held throughout the year and stone ground flour can be bought in the mill shop.

Belton House

Another National Trust property, Belton House lies 12 miles from Silk Willoughby. The grounds of this country house feature formal gardens and an ancient deer park which make for a lovely walk. Families with children are able to enjoy the National Trust’s largest outdoor adventure playground. 

Belton House viewed from the garden
Map of Sleaford showing cycle route


With a cycle path running the length of London Road from Sleaford to Silk Willoughby, a 2 mile family bike ride is a popular summer activity for locals. Visiting cycling enthusiasts will find good cycling routes around the area.