Goulceby (also found as Goulsby) is both a village and parish in the Wolds, seven miles southwest of Louth and seven miles north of Horncastle and bounded on the west by the River Bain. Asterby parish is to the east and Ranby parish to the west. Piewipe Hill in the parish was so named because of it's association with the Lapwing, or Peewit, which, not so long ago, occurred in vast flocks. They are now only seen in relatively small numbers. The parish covers just under 1,200 acres (and was slightly larger before 1900).
The village of Goulceby is in a narrow dale on one of the tributary streams of the River Bain. If you are planning a visit:
- The village lies just west of the Horncastle to Louth road, the A153, about midway between those two towns.
- Bus service is provided by The Carlberry Co.
- The Goulceby Post is a bed and breakfast establishment.
- Goulceby is along the Viking Way, a popular walking path in the Wolds.
- Sited just above Goulceby, the Red Hill Nature Reserve is owned by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.
- Sadly the Three Horse Shoe pub closed in Goulceby in 2008.
- See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Goulceby which are provided by:
You can see the
administrative areas in which Goulceby has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Maps WorldWide may be able to provide you with a Landranger map of Horncastle. Ask for "Landranger Map 0122: Skegness & Horncastle".
- See our Maps page for resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF253791 (Lat/Lon: 53.294053, -0.12155), Goulceby which are provided by: