Together with our local authority funding partners Lincolnshire County Council, Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service, East Lindsey District Council and West Lindsey District Council, this investment helps to ensure that everyone can participate in the Festival, with many events being free to attend. Funds raised by individual walks and rides go straight to the organisation or designated charity delivering the event. If you enjoyed taking part in our festival (or just think it's a jolly good thing!) and would like to help us ensure this event continues for future years, please go to the Home Page and click on our Just Donate button. Every contribution is warmly appreciated and well used!
The Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival has been growing grown from strength to strength since 2005. Initially co-ordinated by East Lindsey District Council the event has always centred on an active partnership between interested groups, individuals and organisations. Walks are led by a wide variety of walk leaders including volunteers from local Rambler's groups, East Lindsey Heart Support, local landowners and a wide range of town and village groups.
In 2010 overall responsibility for running the festival moved to the Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire, working in close partnership with the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service (LWCS). The LWCS (hosted by Lincolnshire County Council) works to protect and enhance the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and had been playing a key role in supporting the festival from the outset.
The costs of the event are met by many of our partners (with substantial in-kind support provided by the generous gift of time by our many walk leaders). Between 2010 - 2013 we were the grateful beneficiaries of EU funding, through a major grant from the Rural Development Plan for England, administered by the Lindsey Action Zone. Matching funding comes from Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service and the local authority partners mentioned above, plus sponsorship and help-in-kind from many other sources.
To find out more about many of the organisations, groups, businesses and projects linked with the festival, please click on the links below.