Lincolnshire Wolds WalkingFestival
THE 2015 LINCOLNSHIRE WOLDS WALKING FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE BETWEEN SATURDAY 16 – SUNDAY 31 MAY 2015
This year we have 107 events taking place during our 16 day festival, including lots of good walking, plenty of family-friendly fun sessions and even some group bike rides for anyone who fancies a bit more speed. To request a copy of our brochure please send us your postal address details via our Contact us page.
For corrections and amendments to the brochure, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.
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Our festival launches at a Welton le Wold Quarry, near the lovely market town of Louth, on Saturday 16 May (10am – 4pm). This great day out in the Lincolnshire landscape will offer a great programme of walks and activities where you can learn more about this important Special Site of Scientific Interest. This site is geologically important to the story of how Lincolnshire experienced the last Ice Age, with remains of straight-tusked elephant, deer and bison being found here, together with Stone Age flint tools.
Children will enjoy pond-dipping in a Lincolnshire Chalk Stream, digging in an archaeological sand pit, and coming face-to-face with a Stone Age Man! A pre-history expert will be demonstrating Stone Age flint-napping techniques, dressed exactly as our ancestors might have looked thousands of years ago.
Refreshments and toilets will be available but do come dressed for the weather. Please note that only registered Assistance Dogs are allowed on this site, no other dogs are allowed.
Thank you to the landowners, Mr & Mrs Brook for allowing public access for this event.
The Festival closes with our highly-popular Finale event, this year taking place at Flintwood Farm near the pretty village of Belchford on Sunday 31 May. A lively programme of walks will get everyone out and about in this archetypal part of the Lincolnshire Wolds which shows just why we are the East Midlands' only Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Refreshments will be provided courtesy of the Horncastle & District Lions Club and every participant is invited to celebrate the conclusion of the festival with a piece of free Festival Cake!
Warm thanks to Mr & Mrs Tuxworth at Flintwood Farm. To find out more about their award-winning self-catering complex, Poacher's Hideaway, at the farm click here.
CORRECTIONS & AMENDMENTS
Despite our best efforts, there are some mistakes in the printed brochure. We would like to clarify the following:
Launch (page 8)
Our festival Launch takes place on Saturday 16 May 2015, not 2014.
Walk 79 (page 42) The Stephen Langton Trail
This walk takes place on Thursday 28 May, not Tuesday 26 May as stated. All other details are correct.
Walk 92 (page 46) Public Transport Walk – Viking Way
The train departs Lincoln 08.08, Market Rasen 08.25 to Barnetby.
This is a linear walk so we do not return to Barnetby.
Walk 25, 37, 44 and 57 refer back to Walk 17 - should read Walk 10.