Burton upon Stather

View of village from the banks of the river Trent

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.

Spacious Brookside Country Park
Ample space to exercise dog in the campsite grounds
large pitches separated by hedges: just what we like!

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.   

Information panel on top of the hill behind campsite
River Trent as seen from top of hill
I love all those wind turbines in the background
Looking away from the river

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.

Gorgeous evening sky by the river
Ferry House pub and marquee by river

Stunning hanging baskets at pub entrance
Scenic view from river bank
Industrial area by river
Fishing lake in the outskirts of village
Interesting fungi on ground by the lake
And I simply loved these quaint house leading back from the river into the village
A totally different sky looking back towards the river

10 thoughts on “Burton upon Stather

  1. What a charming spot. Sorry I haven’t been in touch lately. I don’t seem to get your posts unless I actually search for them. Also, I was away in Canada for a month. Looks like you are having fun exploring the British countryside.xo

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  2. If Cliff and I traveled more, we’d enjoy ever-changing scenery as you do. Since my book has published, I feel more and more the need to have a fling, travel-wise. Although I’d like to visit Spain and Croatia (on our bucket list), t wouldn’t go abroad yet, just a 2-3 day trip. Your photos are amazing, and I especially liked the hanging basket.

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    1. Marian, you deserve that break more than anyone and I hope you and Cliff will find the time for a relaxing trip soon.
      I knew you’d like those hanging baskets, as you often share photos of your flowers.
      Thank you for your kind comment and I’m glad my post has inspired you to travel more. 👍


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