Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival
20 May to 4 June
The 13th Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival
Heritage Lincolnshire and the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service are delighted that once again our Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival will be delivering 16 days of great walking across the East Midlands’ only Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
With walks ranging from 1 to 76 miles, taking place in the mornings, afternoons, evenings and even at night, we know that there will be something perfect for you. Whether you like to challenge yourself to walk at a hearty pace across hilltops or would prefer a gentle amble around a market town, we have something for everyone.
We are really keen to inspire young people to take part and this year we have lots of fun events and activities designed for toddlers right through to teenagers. Of course, not everyone finds it easy to get out into the fresh air and so we are continuing to offer walks for people with disabilities.
Saturday 20 May 10am – 4pm
The Viking Centre, Pelham Road, Claxby LN8 3YR
Situated between Caistor and Market Rasen, Claxby is a pretty village in a rugged Wolds landscape. The Viking Centre accommodation hostel will provide a great base for a day of good walking, with a barbeque (bacon butties and Lincoln Red burgers) provided by The Rotary Club of Market Rasen, in addition to hot and cold drinks, cakes and savouries offered by Viking Centre volunteers.
We are honoured that the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Toby Dennis, will be with us to launch the festival, a wonderful stamp of approval on what is by now a valued institution. Rain or shine, you are invited to join us on short and long walks around the area. History buffs will enjoy our “talking walks” to discover more about Claxby’s geology and mining history, or why not follow our self-led history walk around the village? Courtesy of local landowners we will also take you further afield to explore some hidden landscapes that are very much “off the beaten track.”
Sunday 4 June 10am – 4pm
Hamilton Hall, East Road, Tetford, near Horncastle, LN9 6QQ
We hope you can join us for our festival finale in the village of Tetford. Always a great day out, this year’s event will offer a selection of walks that explore the landscape and villages in this scenic part of the Lincolnshire Wolds. A Roman road traverses the village, which is rich in all kinds of history. Learn about a Victorian neighbour Alfred Lord Tennyson, or bring your family to discover the natural history of Lincolnshire’s chalk streams.
For those who just want to stride out into the hills, we offer plenty of choice and lots of routes into the hidden valleys and tiny settlements that encircle Tetford. The Hamilton Hall committee are providing refreshments all day, with car parking by courtesy of Robert Bell, so why not celebrate the end of a great 16 days with us? We look forward to seeing you there!
All launch and finale walks will be donations only.
Visit www.woldswalkingfestival.co.uk for more details.
Booking required for some walks