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Welcome to the Ramblers Lincolnshire Area.

Welcome to the Ramblers Lincolnshire Area web site . Our area is comprised of 11 local groups. See our walks programmes by selecting below. In addition, we have a 20's to 30's Group specifically for younger folk of the Area. For details visit http://www.lincswalkinggroup.org.uk
See our led walks programmes of 630 walks in the year, covering the whole county and beyond..
Any Questions?  Go to 'Contact Us ' menu, then 'Area Contacts', then 'Colin Smith -  Webmaster'.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 16:19


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october day 2012 3The 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


Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 14:29


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15 July 2015

 pathwatch logoPeople in Lincolnshire are being encouraged to step out for a walk as part of the Big Pathwatch, the Ramblers’ biggest and most ambitious campaign yet aiming to survey every public right of way in England and Wales.
The Lincolnshire Ramblers want people to step out and walk their local paths and report back on what they find using a free smartphone app or the Ramblers website.
Ramblers’ Area Secretary in Lincolnshire,


“ We have many amazing paths in our Area, from useful footpaths that allow us to take a shortcut to work to the paths that take us through the our lovely Lincolnshire countryside.
“ We hope everyone who likes walking will get involved.
“ We know lots of people are passionate about looking after their local area and the Big Pathwatch is the perfect opportunity for people to get involved in protecting the many places they love to walk.”

The Big Pathwatch is a project that aiming to walk every right of way in England and Wales to find out what state the paths are in and also work to solve any problems.
The easiest way to get involved is to download the Big Pathwatch smartphone app, which allows people to share their experiences as they walk every right of way within a specific grid square. They’ll be asked to note any problems they encounter, as well as share the positive features of the walk, the beautiful views, any wildlife and interesting landscapes they see.
The results of the Big Pathwatch will allow the Ramblers to create a comprehensive report on the state of the path network, which will be used to campaign for its upkeep
Importantly, the results will enable the Ramblers to come up with other long term solutions to ensure the path network in Lincolnshire is kept clear for years to come.

Those who do not have a smartphone can still take part by downloading materials from the Ramblers website.
To find out more and take part in the Big Pathwatch, visit www.Ramblers.org.uk/bigpathwatch
The Big Pathwatch is supported by Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust, the charitable trust of Ramblers Worldwide Holidays..

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 July 2015 15:38


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“ Lincolnshire features in Summer 2015 edtion of  ‘WALK’ magazine !

The latest issue of the Ramblers national members’ magazine ‘WALK’ includes a 5 page feature on Lincolnshire
Area Secretary for the Ramblers in Lincolnshire, Stuart Parker, said:
“ I was contacted back in February by David Atkinson, an outdoor features writer, about coming over to Lincolnshire to walk a section of the new Bishop Langton Trail . It all ties in with the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta and the excellent recent improvement works undertaken at Lincoln Castle where an original copy of this historic document is housed.”

Stuart was interviewed for the ‘Local View’ feature on page 69 and much of what he suggested has been included.
“ It’s a great promotion for Lincolnshire, reaching to walkers across the nation, as it describes much of the walking to be enjoyed here together with other interests such as our wildlife, aviation heritage, local food & drink and forthcoming events. ”
‘WALK’ magazine is directly mailed out four times a year to all members of the Ramblers and is also available in WHSmith outlets.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 May 2015 10:37


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The Lindsey Loop is the long distance walking route in the Lincolnshire Wolds for which there is a guide book written by the late Brett Collier. It was substantially waymarked a few years ago and a few replacement waymarker discs have been added since. To avoid using private gateposts and the like we agreed with the County Council to only fix our waymarkers to posts already being used for standard County Council waymarkers. In the Wolds area which is an AONB(Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) there is a specific requirement NOT TO fix any waymarker, document or the like to new wooden fingerposts and the specially renovated white
wooden roadsigns.

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 The pictures above show the original waymarker design and the current one. The picture on the right shows an example of one by the Phantom Waymarker with a marker design different to either of the two official designs. Also, why has it been fixed to the post with sticky tape?

However, in recent months a number of homemade unofficial and less durable waymarkers have been found fixed in places not permitted. The Council does not approve! Who is putting up these unofficial markers? The pictures show the two official waymarker designs and an example of a design used by the Phantom Waymarker. Are you that Phantom Waymarker? If you are we welcome your obvious enthusiasm in trying to make it easier to follow the route. Please contact us so that we can supply you with some official marker discs and suggest some places where they could be used. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015 18:58


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When you join Lincolnshire Ramblers you 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.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 2014 17:48
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How to find a led walk

1.You can find details of forthcoming led walks by Lincs RA Groups by going to menu item Group Walks and selecting a Group. This gives briet details of location and leader contact. Click on thr indicated link to get mapped details of the start point. You can print this programme.

2.You can link to the RA National Walks Finder and find walks near to a chosen centrepoint by a named Group or 'any Group'

3.Paid up members of an Lincolnshire Area RA Group receive a booklet showing the led walks programmes for the year for 11 of the county Groups. Details of additional walks or walk changes are supplied through Group newsletters , on the web or sometimes via e mail messages. Details given on this web site are abbreviated versions of thse given in the booklet.

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