Boston and the Fens is great cycling country, with miles of quiet country lanes, and importantly for some, no hills. A purpose built cycle path, which forms part of the national network runs through Witham Way Country Park and along the banks of the River Witham to Anton's Gowt. For those who prefer a more serene way of travelling around the county, Boston Marina on the River Witham offers moorings for vessels, and operators do run trips along the Witham. For information about the marina please telephone 01205 364420. For boat trips on the Witham ring 01205 460595.
Horse riding centres in the area offer a range of services and there are a number of bridle trails, making riding safer. Wyberton is home to a woodland walk at Westgate Wood, Five House Lane, off West End Road, which is a 25 acre wood designed for public access with meandering paths. The Boston Woods Trust is currently creating a series of community woodlands.
The Boston Wash Banks scheme has resulted in the new Freiston Shore RSPB Nature Reserve. This reserve was created after breaches were cut into the existing sea bank, which was under threat by coastal erosion, to strengthen local flood defences around the Borough of Boston. A huge variety of birds and wildlife have already been attracted to the area as a result of this work, and in 2004, the reserve attracted more than 60,000 visitors.
If you enjoy outdoor exercise and like to eat fresh fruit & vegetables, then why not grow your own on an allotment? There are five allotment sites across Boston where an allotment plot will cost you just £11.50 - £23.00 per year. Contact Boston Borough Council on (01205) 314316 for full details.
Sports and Leisure
A vast range of sports and leisure facilities are on offer its residents, ranging from angling to yachting. Opportunities to try out taster sessions are provided during the Summer Sports Tour (aimed at young people) and "Open Boston Week" held each September, sited in the town centre.
The Geoff Moulder Leisure Pool Centre
The centre is independently rated in the top 10 municipal pools in the country. It has 3 pools and a modern health club incorporating a gym, fitness studios and spa area. It offers a comprehensive swim and fitness programme for all ages and hosts many club activities. For more details please call 01205 363483.
Princess Royal Sports Arena.
This superb new facility has a health and fitness club with a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and dance studio. The Princess Royal facility has an outdoor eight-lane athletics track and an indoor sports arena.
Indoor sports halls available for public use are the Peter Paine Sports Centre and the Giles School Sports hall. Telephone numbers are listed below.
The following listings give an example of the variety of sport available in the area. For a more comprehensive guide to sport please visit our website on www.boston.gov.uk
or contact our Sports and Play Manager, John Gray on 01205 355845.
The Geoff Moulder Leisure Pool & Creations Gym Rowley Road Boston Lincolnshire PE21 6JE 01205 363483
Peter Paine Sports Centre Rosebery Avenue Boston Lincolnshire PE21 7QR 01205 350222
Boston & District Angling Association 1 Kings Avenue Boston Lincolnshire PE21 OAP 01205 353302 or e-mail
Boston and District Athletics Club Princess Royal Sports Arena, Great Fen Road, Boston, Lincs, 01754 820455 www.bostonanddistrictac.com
Boston Indoor Bowling Club Mayflower Ground, Rosebery Avenue, Boston, Lincolnshire - 01205 361230
Boston Cricket Club Mayflower Ground, Rosebery Avenue, Boston Lincolnshire Contact David Morris on 01205 363156 for more details
Boston United Football Club 14 -16 Spain Place, Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6HN - 0870 757 9266 or at www.bufc.co.uk
Boston Golf Club Horncastle Road, Cowbridge, Boston, Lincolnshire PE217EL- 01205 362306
Kirton Holme Golf Club The Croft, Kirton Holme, Boston, Lincolnshire PE20 1SY - 01205 290669 or www.kirtonholmegolfclub.co.uk
Boston West Golf Club Hubberts Bridge, Boston, Lincolnshire PE20 3QX 01205 290670 H or www.bostonwestgolfclub.co.uk
Boston Amateur Swimming Club 5 Ashlawn Drive, Boston Lincolnshire PE21 9PT Activities/clubs for all ages and abilities 01205 350534
Boston Rugby Club Princess Royal Sports Arena, Great Fen Road, Boston, Lincs, 01205 358666
Boston Tennis Club 125 Sleaford Road, Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 8EY 01205 355502
Wyberton Sports and Social Club Causeway, Wyberton - 01205 353525
Princess Royal Sports Arena Great Fen Road, Boston, Lincs Tel: 01205 358666
The Giles School Sports Hall Old Leake, Boston, Lincs Tel: 01205 870693.