Everything you could possibly do on a river, you can do on the Ancholme The River Ancholme is a central part of Brigg’s community. At 33km in length, it begins in the south of Lincolnshire at Market Rasen, running all the way to the Humber Estuary, north of Brigg. In Brigg however, something special happens. The river splits in two, into parts known as the New River Ancholme and the Old River Ancholme. The area of land between the new and the old river is known as Carr Island. The river is extremely popular for rowing, kayaking and canoeing. The Ancholme Rowing Club is based in Brigg itself and caters to all abilities. Twice a year there are major events – the Ancholme Head race and The Scrumpy Row. An agreement with the British Canoe Union means that members wishing to canoe can also use the river. Small sailing yachts are also a regular feature on the river nowadays. Fishing is popular in Brigg, with lots being on offer at the River Ancholme. Being well stocked with fish for 17 miles, the river allows for high class fishing. Fish found in the Ancholme include roach, tench, pike, breem, perch, carp – to name a few. Depths are mainly from 6-10ft, the river normally having a steady ‘pull’. One great top tip from the tactical briefing on GoOutdoors is to “fish just over the nearside ledge for tench, that way several can be caught in a sitting!” The Ancholme has a marina at Brigg and another at South Ferriby. Brigg’s marina is right next to Carr Island. One of the most delightful ways of discovering North Lincolnshire is on foot Ancholme Valley walk that follows the river and takes you on an adventure past beautiful historic bridges. The walk passes by stunning habitats and variety of wildlife, a small taste of what this incredible area has to offer. Viking Way is a 147 mile long footpath. The route starts on the banks of the Humber and meanders through some of the best walking in Lincolnshire. Lindsey Loop is a 95 mile walk following market towns around the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This route can also be ridden on horseback. Lincs Wold Way is a 76 mile circular walk that absorbs the best of the Wolds. It starts and ends in Louth and when broken down into 5 stages, averages about 6 hours per day. Last but not least, for those whose first choice wouldn’t be to walk 100+ miles – a stroll along the River Ancholme towpath comes just as highly recommended! The River Ancholme Walks in the area