Lincolnshire Ramblers

Lincs Area RA

The Articles menu item lists all the Article categories and lists all articles in each category.

Uncategorised

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Coastal Path matters

Articles and news about progress of work on the English Coastal path(or Trail)

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Articles

This page lists Articles under different named Categories including one, Unclassified which is self explanatory and contains mscellaneous 'other' aricles.

In each Category there may be several sub Categories. 

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Books & Badges

This is a listing is of the available guide books, leaflets and badges relating to walks in Lincolnshire.

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Footpath Matters

As one of its charitable aims the Ramblers' Association works to keep Rights of Way open, particularly for walkers. This work involves reporting  blocked footpaths to the county councils and commenting on any formal changes being proposed for the network. Here are a few articles describing some of the relevant things happening  in Lincolnshire.
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Public Articles

These are articles of general interest about walking and the county itself.

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Committee Articles

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News

Select a news topic from the list below, then select a news article to read.
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Latest

The latest news from Lincolnshire Ramblers
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Group News

 

Items of Group News


There are 11 local RA Groups in the Lincolnshire RA Area and a furher one for younger (20 to 40) members which covers the whole county.

The Groups are( circled on map): Scunthorpe, Grimsby/Louth, Gainsborough,Lincoln, Horncastle, Skegness, Grantham, Sleaford, Boston, Spalding, Stamford

See below links to news items by the various Groups..

Image produced from Ordnance Survey's Get-a-map service.
Image reproduced with permission of Ordnance Survey and
Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.

www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/getamap

© Crown Copyright 2008

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Boston Group

 Boston is a town and small port in Lincolnshire, on the east coast of England.Boston's most notable landmark is St Botolph's Church (The Stump), with one of the highest towers in England, visible in the flat lands of Lincolnshire for miles 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gainsborough Group

Gainsborough is situated on the western boundary of the county, about 14 miles north of Lincoln city. It stands on the eastern bank of the River Trent with Nottinghamshire across the bridge on the west bank. The river which flows into the Humber is tidal as far as Gainsborough which is still a port.

 

 

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Grimsby & Louth

The town of Grimsby is a port situated in North East Lincolnshire on the south bank of the Humber. Louth, on the edge of the Wolds is 16 miles south of Grimsby and is in Lincolnshire. The territory of the Grimsby-Louth RA Group is based around these two towns.

[Photo shows Grimsby docks with Dock Tower in background]

          Grimsby/Louth Group Website

 

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Horncastle

Horncastle is a market town of some 6,090 residents in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It lies to the south of the Lincolnshire Wolds, where the River Bain meets the River Waring, and north of the West and Wildmore Fens. Horncastle was given its market charter in the 13th century. It was formerly known for its great August Horse Fair — an internationally-famous annual trading event which lasted until the early 20th century. The town is now known as a centre for the antiques trade [Wikipedia]

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Lincoln

Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of  Lincolnshire.The non-metropolitan district  of Lincoln has a population of around 101,000 - the 2001 census gave the entire urban area of Lincoln a population of 120,779. The council identifies a 'Greater Lincoln' catchment area covering surrounding villages, which has a population of 250,000. There are many published walks of all lenghts both within the city and the surrounding areas.

 

 

 

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Lincolnshire Walking Group

20-30 photoThe Lincolnshire Walking Group was formed in 2004 aimed specifically at younger members(20 to 40 age group). This Group draws its membership from the whole Area and aims its walking and social activities particularly at that age group. In every other way it is like any other Group in the Area.

 

 

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Scunthorpe

Scunthorpe is a town  in North Lincolnshire.. It is the administrative centre of the North Lincolnshire unitary authority, and has an estimated total resident population of 72,514.
A predominantly industrial town, Scunthorpe, the United Kingdom's largest steel processing centre. Originally five rural villages, the discovery of iron ore in 1860 changed the landscape, creating the industrial town we see today

 

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Skegness

Skegness is a seaside town and civil parish within the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire.. Located along the Lincolnshire coast of the North Sea it is 43 miles (69 km) east of the city of Lincoln, and has a total resident population of 18,910. Skegness is perhaps best known as the location of the first Butlins holiday resort, built in 1936, which remains within the area to this day, and in this capacity, remains one of the more famous seaside resorts in the United Kingdom.

The following link is to Skegness Ramblers website, specifically the page for Group walks photonews.

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Spalding

Spalding is a market town with a population of 30,000 on the River Welland in the South Holland district of Lincolnshire, England.

Spalding is well-known for its annual Flower Parade which attracts many regular visitors from all over the world, although the attendance has been declining from year to year. Since 2002 it has also held an annual Pumpkin Festival (not linked to Hallowe'en) in October.

 

 

 

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Stamford

Stamford is located 100 miles north of London, just off the A1, which was the old Great North Road leading to York and Edinburgh. It is a town within the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire. It is situated on the River Welland, in a south westerly protrusion of Lincolnshire, between Rutland to the north and west, and  Peterborough to the south. It borders Northamptonshire to the south-west at the only point in England where four counties meet. Stamford was declared a conservation area in 1967 and has over 600 listed buildings
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Ramblers' Walks

Given below are descriptions of walks created and written up by members of Ramblers, Lincolnshire Area over recent years.
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Ramblers' own Walks

Ramblers' Association members originate and lead many walks but only from time to time do they write them down. When a leader has given permission for his/her walk descriptions to appear on the web they will be listed below.

Permission has been given for some of the late Brett Collier's walk accounts to also appear on this website.

 

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Rights of Way Law

BlueBook 2007

This category covers articles about the laws relating to Rights of wayparticularly specific Acts of Parliament. The most well used are Highways Act 1980 and Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 Since 2000 the Countryside and  Rights of Way Act 2000 has been important and since 2010 the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2010. However, probably the biggest step forward was the Rights of Way 1932 Act.

 

Without doubt the law relating to Rights of Way is complex but in 1983 a book was published which was a comprehensive guide to the whole subject.

 

 Rights of Way: A Guide to Law and Practice Paperback – 31 May 2007

 John Riddall (Author), John Trevelyan (Author)

Affectionately know as the 'blue book', this definitive guide is written by two of the country's leading experts, and published by two of the leading organisations concerned with the protection of rights of way. The book analyses all the legislation affecting rights of way in England and Wales and explains the current legal lay of the land in contemporary and accessible terms. "The Blue Book" aims to state the law as at 1 October 2006, and is an essential work of reference for anyone whose work involves rights of way - either as a professional or as a volunteer.

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long paths

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Lost Way matters

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Join the Ramblers now

As a member of Ramblers you can

  • be part of Britain’s biggest walking charity
  • join a community of over 110,000 members
  • enjoy a wide range of membership benefits
  • 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(right) to view all Group walks on specific days.

 This information is a feed from the Group Walkfinder  published on Ramblers HQ main website.

Workprog 2017When 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.


 

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Calendar of Walks

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