Sleaford Riverside & Art Trails

Discover the fascinating heritage of Sleaford’s historic riverside and town with self-guided trails.


Historic Riverside Trail

The trail will allow you to discover many points of interest about Sleaford’s historic riverside - from the origins of Sleaford Leisure Centre, which was once an outdoor lido known as Bristol Baths, to appreciating the imposing architecture of Lafford Terrace, which was once the most impressive terrace of domestic housing in Sleaford.

With the easy to use map and directions and intriguing historical facts, this self-guided trail is the ideal way to experience the Sleaford of days gone by.

The trail takes approximately one hour, but don’t forget to take some time to explore the many charming places along the way including Cogglesford Watermill and Navigation House.


Explore more of the town of Sleaford with the When In Sleaford art trail, inspired by the heritage of the town.

The trail features a series of bronze roundels, created by artist David Mackie, sited in pavements and on walls around the town. The artworks act as way-markers, mapping out pathways through and around Sleaford to reveal existing public artworks.


Contact Us

Tel: 01529 308102

Opening Times & Prices

The Historic Riverside Trail leaflet is free, as is the trail itself. You can pick up the leaflet from Navigation House or Cogglesford Watermill, or order one by calling 01529 308102 or by email.

Maps for the When in Sleaford trail are also available for free from Navigation House, Cogglesford Watermill or the National Centre for Craft and Design, and family sticker sheets are available to purchase for £1. You can also download a map to print at home from the artsNK website.