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
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.
That’s the message from the Ramblers in Lincolnshire.
Area Secretary, Stuart Parker, said : " We’ve got a lot to look forward to in Lincolnshire Area in 2016".
In a packed programme of events between our 12 local groups, members have some 700 led walks on offer.
It’s the 40th anniversary of the Viking Way, the long distance footpath stretching from Barton-on-Humber through the county to Oakham in Rutland, which the Ramblers help devise.
The ever-popular Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival is being held over 16 days from 21st May to 5th June; and the second South Lincolnshire Walking Festival is on again over weekends between 24th September to 30th October.
Summertime sees a series of short evening walks being held on around delightful villages. Our Area covers from the Humber to the Wash, from the Trent to the North Sea coast and features contrasting landscapes just made for discovery by following the public rights of way network.
Walking is good for you in so many ways so come and join us ! ” Call Stuart on 01522-534655 or join by clicking this link : www.ramblers.org.uk
Photo caption: The Viking Way, passing All Saints the ‘Ramblers’ church at Walesby in the Lincolnshire Wolds, celebrates it’s 40th anniversary this year. Photo credit: Stephen Almond.
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
With a length of 147 miles, this is Lincolnshire's longest walk, a portion of which passes through the East Lincolnshire area. The route begins at Barton upon Humber on the south bank of the Humber Estuary, close to the Humber Bridge, the third longest single span suspension bridge in the world. After a short walk alongside the Humber Estuary, the route heads south to Caistor and on through the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to Horncastle. It then continues on, alongside a disused canal towards Woodhall Spa, from where it heads west to Lincoln and then south, passing west of Grantham and entering the county of Rutland to reach the Rutland Water reservoir and the town of Oakham, the end of the walk.
A 64 page guidebook is available describing the route in 13 sections, published by Lincolnshire Books in association with Lincolnshire County Council. The guidebook (ISBN 1-872375-25-1) is now out of print but can be downloaded from the Lincs County Council website, Accomodation information is available via website www.visitlincolnshire.com .
choose from 38,000 led walks a year across England, Scotland and Wales
help us continue our charitable work to protect Britain’s footpaths and promote walking
Use Group Walk Finder to view upcoming walks.
View the future walks scheduled by each Lincolnshire Ramblers Group. To do this click on the drop down menu item 'Group Walks' above. Mini map locations are given for each walk.
Alternatively, use the Calendar of Walks(left) to view all Group walks on specific days.
This information is a feed from the Group Walkfinder published on Ramblers HQ main website.
More walks from your membership
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.