After our two-day visit to the seaside town of Mablethorpe, our next stop was slightly north west at Burton upon Stather, just north of Scunthorpe, where we stayed at the brilliant Brookside Country Park. We had a large pitch on gravel, the shower block was immaculate and the water hot. There are also laundry facilities available, but we didn’t need them at this point.
My dog walk this time took me up the hill just outside the campsite for lovely views of the river Trent and the South Humber Bank. I found an interesting information panel on the area’s history and industry, such as brickwork, shipyards and wharves and its part in the English Civil War (1642-51) between Oliver Cromwell’s Parliamentarian army and the Royalists loyal to King Charles I: some confrontations took place here.
Afterwards, Adonis and I walked along the river Trent to the fishing lake and through the village, all charming and peaceful. We left this enchanting place thinking we’d love to come back in the future for a second visit, but we were on our way to visit some friends north of Manchester and that’s a story for next time.