Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival

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The Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival ran from 19th May until 3rd June in 2018 and offered 100 walks over 16 days in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.   The festival, which is in its 14th year, offers long and short walks for all ages and abilities.   All  the walks are led by local, expert volunteers and many are talking walks where leaders share information about the local area and points of interest. Some of the walks also involve some exciting activities and events for all the family so get those walking boots ready!

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Childrens activities at the Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival

We all know that walking is good for us. Proven to be one of the best types of exercise, it can improve heart health, speed up the metabolism and improve your mood.  The Lincolnshire Wolds are one of the driest areas in the UK, with a golden rolling landscape of easy gradients and wide skies with stunning views.  So if your new year’s resolution is to do more walking the Lincolnshire Walking Festival is an  ideal way to explore and discover what Lincolnshire has to offer.

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Golden fields and views on one of the walks

The festival was a huge success and attracted over 4,000 participants in total

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The Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival is one of two popular walking festivals, co-ordinated by Heritage Lincolnshire and delivered in partnership with Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service.  The South Lincolnshire Walking Festival runs from 29th September until 28th October 2018 with walks taking place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Visit  Heritage Lincolnshires website for more information and if you are looking for somewhere to stay try The Viking Centre which has availability for the whole fortnight or Brook House Barn.  Here is a our map of accommodation in Lincolnshire and the East of England and here is a website about the appeals of the area.

Lincolnshire Wolds walking festival walk

The Lincolnshire Wolds are also ideal for family cycling holidays.  Particularly the “Tennyson Country” and the Greenstone Ridge Road which swoops along the crest of the open heights.  Since the YHA closed Woody’s Top Hostel it is difficult to find ideal accommodation for cyclists and walkers in this area, although Brook House Barn does provide an excellent venue near Louth   and the  The Viking Centre  provides group accommodation in Claxby near to Market Harborough.