Now in its fourth year, it’s time to get your boots on for the return of the popular South Lincolnshire Walking Festival from Saturday 29th September until Sunday 28th October.
The festival offers 61 walks celebrating the varied countryside in North & South Kesteven, Boston and South Holland. All the walks take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and reflect the varied Lincolnshire countryside from marshes and fenland to woods, parkland, riverbanks, towns, railway tracks and hills. Walks vary from 0.5 miles to 26 miles and everything in-between led by organisations such as the Ramblers, Lincolnshire County Council and Heritage Lincolnshire.
Harlaxton Manor hosts the grand opening of the festival on Saturday 29th September. The family friendly event offers a rare opportunity to visit the stunning Manor House, its gardens and grounds. A packed programme of walks and tours will be on offer throughout the day, or you can explore the grounds at your leisure with the self-led trails.
This year, the aim is to encourage more people to join us on a walk, as part of Lincolnshire County Council’s three-year Access Lincoln project, supported by the Department of Transport. To encourage this, there are plenty of short walks to enjoy including circular strolls, garden tours, family trails, and activity walks.
To find out more, pick up a copy of the festival brochure which is out now. Copies are available from your local library or tourist information centre, or it can be download from the festival website. Walks are also listed on the South Lincolnshire Walking Festival Facebook page.
Natalie Lunt, Walking Festival Co-ordinator for Heritage Lincolnshire, said “We are delighted once again to co-ordinate this highly successful walking festival in South Lincolnshire thanks to our partners, supporters and volunteers.”
The festival is organised by Heritage Lincolnshire with support from Lincolnshire County Council, Access Lincoln, North Kesteven District Council, South Kesteven District Council, Boston Borough Council and South Holland District Council.