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There are green spaces, parks and woodland throughout the town, from conservation areas off the beaten track to picnic spots with children’s play areas, where visitors have the opportunity to enjoy nature and some peace and quiet, take a leisurely walk or ride. Moving inland, the Witham Way Country Park is also notable for its wildlife and a pleasant refuge for those wishing to spend a little time away from the bustling markets. A short walk from Boston town centre, the park is a perfect recreational space, for those who fancy a picnic or a few moments to relax, while the play area will keep the


children active. There are open spaces nestled in the middle of the town too. Central Park is popular during the summer months. It offers a number of sporting activities, a children’s play area, gardens and a volunteer-run community growing space, and is sure to appeal to the whole family. The park also plays host to a number of events throughout the year. Havenside Country


Park and local nature reserve offers a wonderful mix of rough grassland with scrub and brambles, seasonal ponds, estuary and mudflat and sits alongside The Haven. The river is still used as a


Boston Woods Trust


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Thanks to the Boston Woods Trust, several areas to the west of the town have been nurtured in order to provide visitors and residents with the opportunity to ramble through woodland and meadows. Inviting walkers, cyclists, birdwatchers and horse riders alike to enjoy the scenery, there are currently four main areas which have been claimed from arable farmland. Westgate Wood was developed first, followed by Sir Joseph Banks Country Park, Beech Wood and Grange Wood – all covering 100 acres between Wyberton Fen and Boston West, they are planted with wildflowers, a variety of shrubs and native deciduous trees.


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