Geographically, North Scarle parish is more part of Nottinghamshire, by which it is bordered on three sides, than it is Lincolnshire. Eagle parish borders on the east side. Wigsley and Spalford in Nottinghamshire are to the north. South Scarle, which is also in Nottinghamshire, lies just to the south.
The Wider Area
The parish covers about 2,000 acres. The closest major towns are Lincoln to the North East (8 ½ miles) and Newark to the South (8 ½ miles), with many surrounding small villages.
To the West of the village the River Trent flows north towards the Humber estuary. The major road links are the A1133 to the East and the A46 (Fosse Way) to the South East. The Newark to Lincoln railway line passes to the South East, the closest station being at Swinderby.
The village is still small and relatively un-spoilt comprising mostly residential housing and a small number of business premises.
The village also has a public house (The White Hart), Post Office, Parish Church, Village Hall, Methodist Hall, Sports Field (comprising tennis courts, bowling green, children’s play area, cricket & football pitches plus a ground level 5″ and 7¼” miniature railway (www.lincolnmes.co.uk)), Primary School & Heritage Room.
Equestrian sports are popular in the area and fishing is also a major recreational activity locally.