Lincolnshire Wolds WalkingFestival
Welcome to our website! The 2013 Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival ended after 16 days of walking on 2 June when around 300 walkers celebrated with walks around the Market Rasen area, a cup of tea and a piece of our Finale cake.
Thank you to all of our walk leaders and back markers, and to our hosts for the Launch (Scrivelsby Estate) and Finale (Market Rasen Walkers Are Welcome and Market Rasen CofE Primary School). We couldn't do it without you. Thank you too to everyone who participated in our walks. You come from far and wide, as well as just down the road, and it makes it all worthwhile to know that you want to take part. Our feedback forms are rolling in and as soon as we have the lowdown on just how many people participated, where you came from and what you liked and didn't like about this year's event, we'll post this information on the website. In the meantime, if you are feeling inspired to do more walking around the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB, you can download a range of local walks for free - visit the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB website.
Dates for your diary
Our unconfirmed dates for the 2014 festival are Saturday 17th May – Sunday 1st June 2014. Please make a note in your diary and visit this website for updates over the next few months.
Some background about our festival
Launched in 2005, the Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival is amongst the largest of its kind in England. A hands-on partnership between voluntary walk leaders from a range of organisations and the local authorities situated within the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we create a lively programme of walks designed to get you out and about in this beautiful and varied landscape.
The 2013 event was our biggest festival to date, with just over 100 walks available and equating to around 540 miles of walking. Our walks range from gentle one mile strolls on flat terrain (accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs), to energetic day-long treks up to 20 miles in length. For the really ambitious we even offered a 36 mile walk, over two days with an overnight stop in-between!
If you want to see more about what was on offer this year you can download the full brochure by clicking the link on the right hand side or contact us to join our mailing list. Details about next year's festival will be updated in the near future. This project has been supported through the Rural Development Programme for England, which is jointly funded by Defra and the European Union.