The historic county of Lincolnshire lies on the east coast of Britain between the Humber Estuary and The Wash
The most scenic part of the county is the 'The Lincolnshire Wolds', designated as one of Britain's "Area's of Outstanding Natural Beauty." (AONB). However, the other areas of the county have plenty of interesting scenery and walks to offer.
Long Distance Paths. The county has several long distance footpaths including, the Viking Way, Macmillan Way, Lindsey Loop, Plogsland Round, Gingerbread Way, Nev Cole Way, Wanderlust Way and Towers Way. More recent ones are Danelaw Way (2005) from Lincoln to Stamford and 'Spires and Steeples' from Lincoln to Sleaford. The Silver Lincs Way between Grimsby and Louth was launched in 2005 by Grimsby/Louth Ramblers Group to celebrate their 25th year.
Photo (Supplied by Stuart Parker) - Lincoln Group Ramblers on Lincolnshire Day Walk, !st October 2012
The programme for the 2016 Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival has been released.
Festival Chairman and Ramblers Area Secretary, STUART PARKER, said:
“ This year’s Festival will see 113 events in total held over 16 days from Saturday 21st May – Sunday 5th June. A good mix of walks is promised with something to suit all from long day hikes to short family strolls.”
“ Launch Day events is being held at Donington-on-Bain with the Finale at the National Trust’s Gunby Hall near Spilsby ”“ The Festival is now firmly established as one of the best in the UK and we are hoping even more people will discover the Lincolnshire Wolds this year.”
For a free copy of the full colour programme call 01529 - 461499 or see the website at www.woldswalkingfestival.co.uk
Walkers are being invited to discover the countryside in their local area on a series of Summer Evening Walks organised by local Ramblers groups in Lincolnshire. Ramblers spokesman, STUART PARKER, said: “ Our evening walks are an ideal way to discover the delightful countryside and villages of the area using public paths. Walking is increasingly seen as being important to a healthy lifestyle and relaxing midweek strolls can play their part. The walks also provide some essential gentle exercise and they are a good friendly social occasion. They start in late April and run through the summer until mid-August. ” Local groups at Boston, Sleaford, Lincoln, Grimsby & Louth organise regular evening strolls in their areas. All are welcome – see this website for details. Check the menu item Group Walks to see what each Ramblers Group is offering for the next few months or consult the Calendar of Walks to see what is on offer day by day.
Or call Stuart on 01522 - 534655. www.lincolnshireramblers.org.uk
When you join Lincolnshire Ramblersyou are effectively ·joining 11 walking groups in the county. You have their printed programmes ·and can walk with any of them. Our printed programme booklet is produced every year and contains well over 600 walks.
Our 11 groups, from the Humber to the Wash, organise a variety of events throughout the year ranging from short ambles, day walks, midweek walks through to summer evening strolls.As a member of Lincolnshire Ramblers you can go on any of these walks. You are not limited to just one Group. Indeed, since Ramblers is a national organisation you have the right to walk with any Group in the country.
If you are aged around 20 to 40 and prefer to walk most of the time with your own age group rather than with the more senior RA members why not consider joining the Lincolnshire Walking Group. This Group is part of the Lincolnshire Area RA but it draws its membership from the whole county rather than local districts as is the case with the normal Groups.
The Spires and Steeples Arts and Heritage Trail was formally opened in May 2008. This 26¾ miles waymarked path between Lincoln and Sleaford provides an excellent new long distance route for walkers as well as a wonderful arts and heritage experience along the way. The trail passes through many villages in North Kesteven along the way and if desired can be done in short stages.The route was put together to make it easier for visitors and residents to find their way from village to village to discover their artistic and historical treasures. North Kesteven does not have a wealth of dramatic scenery, cliffs and mountains, but it does have a rich history and heritage, stories that are part of the fabric of Lincolnshire and intertwined with the character of its landscape, flat fens and heath, reflecting open, changing skies
The Viking Way, Lincolnshire to Oakham will be 40 years old this coming September. It was officially opened in September 1976. This long distance route of 147 miles which runs from the Humber through Lincolnshire to Oakham was officially opened on Sunday 5 September 1976 at Tealby, by the Deputy Chairman of Lincolnshire County Council;
John Hedley-Lewis, but he was ill, and died the following December. Hedley-Lewis was President of the Lincolnshire Ramblers' Association and a memorial stile was made for him on the route at Stenwith, a half- mile north of the Rutland Arms in Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir.
How did the route come to be called the Viking Way?
When you join Lincolnshire Ramblers you usually select to be associated with one particular Group. However, you receive a walk programme booklet for all 11 Groups in Lincolnshire Area. This means that you can go on any Group walk. Our printed programme booklet is produced every year and contains well over 600 walks.