West Common

West Common is an area of some 100 hectares in Witham Valley Country Park. It is situated to the north and south of Carholme Road, giving excellent views of the Cathedral and the historic hilltop. It represents eleven percent of the City’s neutral grassland and marsh resource, and supports a population of skylark.

This area used to host Lincoln Racecourse, and has since been designated as an area of critical asset and nature conservation importance.

A number of sports facilities are supported on the West Common, including football, tennis, cricket, bowls and a golf course.

The tennis courts have recently been refurbished by the Lincoln County Council, with new surfacing, fencing, posts and nets. The grass courts are available until September and the hard courts are available all year round.

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West Common
West Parade

The West Common can be found running alongside Carholme Road, when heading out of Lincoln towards Saxilby Road on the A57.