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Discover hidden fairy doors in Isle of Axholme

Discover hidden fairy doors in Isle of Axholme

19 March 2018

Mischievous fairies have been making the Isle of Axholme their home, follow the trail and see if you can find the doors this Easter half term.

The Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership need your help in finding the magical fairy doors. Local families are being called on to help with the search.

You can find the fairies hidden behind doors at the bottom of trees at:

  • Belton Country Park

  • Crowle Moors

  • Vinegarth, Epworth

  • Owston Castle, Owston Ferry

  • Isle of Axholme Greenway (from Keadby to Ealand on the Stainforth and Keadby Canal)

  • Mystery Door on the Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve

Finding the doors can be tricky, but this helpful map pinpoints the trail locations, you can find the map on the IoAHC website.   

The Partnership is offering crafty prizes to all those who find all five doors.

To enter the fairy door trail, take a photograph of the person entering the trail next to the door, answer the question, post it to the Landscape Partnership Facebook page, www.facebook/ioAHC and use the hashtag #IoAFairyDoors.

Cllr Baroness Liz Redfern, ward member for Axholme Central, said:

“The fairy door trail is a wonderful opportunity for families to go on an adventure this Easter half term in the great outdoors. They can travel across the Isle of Axholme on their search for the fairy doors. Anyone taking part in the trail and submitting their photos will be in with a chance of winning prizes.

“The Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Partnership aims to raise awareness of the great heritage and history across the area. Local communities can get involved in a range of projects working alongside the Partnership.”

The Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership aim to help people reconnect with their landscape and cultural heritage, hunting down fairy doors will provide an opportunity for families to enjoy green spaces they might not usually visit. The Partnership is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), thanks to money raised by National Lottery Players.

For more information, contact Laura Smith-Higgins, Archaeology and Heritage Officer at laura.higgins@northlincs.gov.uk or call 01724 297536. Alternatively, visit www.ioahc.net.

About IoAHC Landscape Partnership

The Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership was awarded £1.84m by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), which will allow them to deliver 16 projects worth over £3m. Projects will focus on the internationally important landscapes of Crowle, Thorne and Hatfield Moors and will highlight the string natural and cultural heritage to local people.

The aim of the partnership is to reconnect local people with their landscape and cultural heritage across the historic Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase.

The partnership is made up on:

  • North Lincolnshire Council

  • Natural England

  • Crowle Peatland Railway Society

  • Canal and River Trust

  • Doncaster Metropolitan Council

  • Wildlife Trust

  • Heritage Lincs

About the Heritage Lottery Fund

Thanks to National Lottery players, we invest money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect heritage they care about. From archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from previous memories and collections to rare wildlife. www.hlf.org.uk. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and use #HLFsupported.

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First Published:19 March 2018