*This is where you will find any amendments/updates*
*Walk #34 will now be led by Jim Snee*
You can view an interactive map of walks on Heritage Lincolnshire's website. This will go live at the beginning of April.
An opportunity to join the Manager of the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service for a steady walk from the market town of Louth to the Festival Launch Site at Legbourne where you can join in the activities, enjoy refreshments on site or go on a self-guided walk for a pub lunch before returning to Louth by foot along the edge of the Wolds
A short walk out to the woods, we will meet a Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust Ranger who will explain everything there is to know about the Wildlife in Legbourne Wood. (There is a longer afternoon walk out to Muckton Wood where we will also meet a ranger)
A ramble on the eastern edge of the Wolds with fine views out to the coast.
A self-guided circular walk between Legbourne Village Hall and 'The Splash', a 17th century beamed country pub serving excellent food with a warm welcome, taking in both of the picturesque villages of Legbourne and Little Cawthorpe and the charming chalk stream that joins them. Pick up a route card from either venue. Lunch and light snacks served from 12 noon – 2:30pm, please call ahead to book on 01507 600750.
Ramble around the Restons and Carltons passing Priory remains and a Motte & Bailey. Bring a packed lunch, refreshments available only at start/finish
Start your walk by collecting a piece of leaf printing fabric from our stand at Legbourne Community Centre. Then gently stroll along to Red Hen Day Nursery and explore our unique nature area of fields, ponds and woodlands where you can complete your woodland craft. Refreshments & toilets available.
Olsten Trout Farms have very kindly agreed to host a visit to their ponds where you can see how the fish are reared. Olsten have many customers ranging from large reservoirs to small streams. They raise Rainbow and Brown trout as well as some course fish which have become popular recently.
A walk through Kenwick Park, passing the Golf Club and hotel, with a lunch break at a pub in Louth
A longer walk out to the woods, we will meet a Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust Ranger who will explain everything there is to know about the Wildlife in Muckton Wood. (There is a shorter morning walk out to Legbourne Wood where we will also meet a ranger)
Take a steady walk back to Louth along the Eastern edge of the Wolds with the Manager of Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service, having walked out in the morning and spent a few hours at the Launch of this Year's LWWF
Discover the wider estate with this self-led family trail to the Ice House Pond, and see how many of our 50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4 activities you can tick off along the way (and if you're an adult you can show the little ones how it's done!).
We explore the silent, picturesque valley of the Gt Eau to its' source at Belleau returning via Swaby and Claythorpe. Have a meal in the pub beforehand (book 01507 480676)Free soup and rolls at the end. Head torches mandatory
Lord Stourton is an avid collector of rare and interesting rocks and pebbles from all over the world. He has hidden these brightly coloured stones across the arboretum for you to find . Each one is different so see how many you can locate and you may win a prize. Suitable for very young explorers (and senior rock hunters too)!
A gentle stroll along waymarked trails to see the Red Deer before enjoying a cup of tea and a slice of cake in our safari tent located in the arboretum. To be led and guided by the deer manager. Quiet dogs on leads welcome.
A gentle stroll across the parkland and through the woods along mown trails to see the ruins of Stourton Hall, our restored Victorian water tower and our herd of red deer before enjoying a cup of tea and a slice of cake in our safari tent. To be led and guided by the estate manager.
An energetic circular walk from Willingham Woods, via North Willingham to Tealby, up the Viking Way to Walesby, then to Claxby and Market Rasen, and finally back via the southern side of Willingham Woods.
Come and enjoy the picturesque views on one of the circular walks from the Wanderlust Way as it meanders from Ravendale Top, down past Brigsley to Barnoldby Le Beck, before returning to the start via Hatcliffe and the valley
This Sunday morning stroll starts at the former RAF village of Manby , and takes us to the village ponds before heading to the neighbouring village of Grimoldby then return to the scouts head quarters at Manby for light refreshments
A walk and talk taking in the childhood haunts of Alfred Tennyson, many off the beaten track. Learn about the locations and people that inspired some of his early works. The route (and poetry) will differ slightly from the 2018 version. Teas and cakes available at the end.
We pass through the villages of Partney, Skendleby, Scremby, Ashby-by-Partney and Halton Holegate, with a variety of churches and other building styles; Medieval, Georgian, a moated farmhouse, windmill tower; or just enjoy the good views. Why not take a look around Spilsby before or after the walk
A walk from St James Church, up to Ackthorpe Top with its panoramic views, then down by South Elkington and return to the start.
A gentle wander, with Webtogs, to the Ramblers Church in one of the most scenic parts of the Wolds with expansive views out to Lincoln. Sponsored by: Webtogs
We will visit at least two of the Scheduled Monuments at Langton dating from Neolithic and Bronze Ages (6,000 BC to 2,000 BC). An experienced archaeologist will explain what we see, We return for tea via the stunning views from the Sheep Walks, appreciated by Samuel Johnson and many others.
A 2 hour stroll across the top of the Wolds with panoramic views to the coast, with a BBQ finish (allow a total 3hrs). Please arrive in time to order and pay for your food
We follow the Viking Way north through the Bain Valley to Wykeham Park and then come back to complete a figure of eight via Burgh on Bain, Gayton le Wold and Horsebottom Plantation
A great walk for families or individuals, a choice between two routes will be decided on the day
A linear walk from Cabourne to Laceby, using bus #53, along the North West edge of the Wolds crossing the boundary between Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. There should be ample time for refreshments in Laceby before catching the bus home.
A lovely walk through the Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park. Taking in wildlife rich nature reserves, stunning sandy beaches, a round & round house and a cloud bar!
Join the Forester and his lovable spaniel for a guided walk around the woods, with several stops allowing you to learn about wildlife, conservation management and the wood's history along the way. Event will end with a cup of tea or coffee, and an opportunity to ask your own questions.
Enjoy an evening walk between two lovely Wolds Pubs - The White Hart Inn at Tetford and The Blue Bell at Belchford. On this moderate walk we'll be walking the Viking Way and the old Roman Road.
A guided walk through various terrains with spectacular views along the way. Points of interest and historical information will be given during the walk. Refreshments and toilets will be available at the finish of the walk for a donation to the Village Hall.
A steady walk around & through the village, with its distinctive green Church spire, we follow a route around the North of the village to Croxton, before returning through Kirmington to the start. Why not visit the local Hostelry, The Marrowbone & Cleaver, for refreshments afterwards.
A walk which takes in the countryside surrounding historic Caistor, downhill along the Viking Way to Nettleton and cross-country to the site of Caistor Workhouse and around the hills and valleys north of the town before arriving back in the centre of Caistor. Sorry, no dogs allowed
Join Jim Snee from Heritage Lincolnshire to discover the Layers of History in this beautiful part of the Wolds. Starting at Brinkhill, we will pass through Driby's moated manor site, see the ruined church at Calceby deserted medieval village and return through the South Ormsby Estate. Sorry, no dogs allowed
A pleasant linear walk along the southern edge of the Wolds, calling at Gunby Hall, using Stagecoach InterConnect bus #56 with good connections for Lincoln and Skegness. Join us for the second leg, Burgh to Skegness at 13.30 arriving in Skegness with time for Fish & Chips before catching the bus home. Sorry no dogs allowed
A linear walk from Burgh le Marsh to Skegness with bus #56 connections for Lincoln with time for fish & chips and/or ice cream. Join us for the morning walk Candlesby to Burgh and get this one free (bus fares apply). Sorry no dogs allowed
An easy 5.5 mile walk with talks and extensive views. Learn about the crops grown and other rural businesses. Led by a retired local farmer, with maybe some surprises on the way.
A training course through woods and across fields for beginners and those wishing to refresh or improve their map reading and navigation skills and knowledge using a map & compass. Refreshments can be purchased at start/finish. Toilets also available.
New route for 2019 taking in Snipe Dales Country Park and Nature Reserve and passing the site of the Battle of Winceby 1643. Through Hammeringham and Mareham on the Hill to lesser know back streets of Horncastle. #56 Buses leave Lincoln 9am, Horncastle 09:49 (E)or Spilsby 09:32 (W) Sorry no dogs allowed
A lovely walk through the Lincolnshire Limewoods. We will walk alongside the river Witham, through wonderful wildlife rich woodland, designated a National Nature Reserve, and past the ruins of Tupholme abbey. What more could you ask for?
The day's rides have been designed for ADULTS only and covers some of the most interesting and remote parts of the Wolds including private land. Explore and discover the trails not available to the public led by an experienced mountain bike instructor. Sorry, no dogs allowed
Enjoy a moderate but leisurely walk in the hills around Tealby to clear your conscience for the delights of a beautifully prepared homemade High Tea or Cream Tea. To suit the location 1940's costumes encouraged! Dogs welcome but not in the tea rooms
An easy evening walk on footpaths mainly but with some road walking around the villages of Alvingham & North Cockerington. Including a look at Alvingham Water Mill, its two churches, the site of Alvingham Priory and the unique features of Louth Navigation.
Come for an walk around Brackenborough Farm and hear about the farming, look out for the wildlife, see the remains of the deserted medieval village of Brackenborough and take the chance to see the conversion of the Coach House to award-winning self-catering accommodation and a wedding venue. Sorry, no dogs allowed
Where rivers spring up and Beautiful Waters flow. Ancient meadows and water mills. Café will be open for refreshments. Booking by 19th May 6pm essential Call Geoff Newmarch on 07774 870632. Sorry, no dogs allowed
A gentle wander around 3 quiet hamlets around the Great Eau on the eastern edge of The Wolds. Café will be open for refreshments. Booking by 19th May 6pm essential. Sorry, no dogs allowed
A hidden gem in a quiet part of the Wolds. A longer walk along a river bank and round a meadow by "beautiful water". Also a trip around the Water Mill. Cafe open for refreshments. Booking by 19th May 6pm essential. Sorry, no dogs allowed
A gentle "spring" stroll along the banks of The Eau around a meadow by "Beautiful Waters". Cafe will be open for refreshments at start/finish. Booking Essential by 19th May 6pm. Sorry, no dogs allowed
An energetic circular walk south from Little Cawthorpe to Claythorpe, returning via Aby, Swaby and Burwell. You may also wish to have a drink or a meal in the Royal Oak at the end of the walk. Sorry, no dogs allowed
A walk round Binbrook, visiting, Stainton le Vale, Kirmond le Mire, and Thorpe Le Dale. We pass the sites of a Deserted Medieval Village, A priory, a Roman villa, and peaceful lakes before returning to our start. Sorry, no dogs
Catch the Stagecoach No.53 bus to Nettleton for a pleasant linear walk following public footpaths via Claxby and Nova Scotia woods to finish in Market Rasen. With connections for return bus journey home, fares apply. Sorry, no dogs allowed
Follow the Viking Way up the beautiful Nettleton Valley, past the heritage of the ironstone mines and disappeared villages, continuing up near the highest part of the Wolds. Return to the Salutation Inn for lunch or just a welcome drink. Part of the walk is on private land. Sorry, no dogs allowed
An easy walk around Cadwell Park's twisty and undulating circuit, through open parkland, woodland and the famous track itself (calendar permitting). Sorry, no dogs allowed
Another chance to explore the silent, picturesque valley of the Gt Eau to its' source at Belleau returning via Swaby and Claythorpe. Have a meal in the pub beforehand (book 01507 480676)Free soup and rolls at the end. Head torches mandatory. Sorry, no dogs allowed
A moderate picturesque walk along the gently undulating Wolds through some pretty villages. Starting and finishing at the historic church of St Andrew's, with connections to Lincoln Cathedral and Tennyson. Sorry, no dogs allowed
A moderate picturesque walk along the gently undulating Wolds through some pretty villages. Starting and finishing at the historic church of St Andrew's, with connections to the cathedral and Tennyson. Sorry, no dogs allowed
An easy picturesque walk along the gently undulating Wolds through some pretty villages. Starting and finishing at the historic church of St Andrew's, with connections to the cathedral and Tennyson. Sorry, no dogs allowed
A visit to the Historic Churches of Little Grimsby and Covenham
Explore the beautiful countryside and Roman market town of Caistor. A moderate circular route for the whole family taking in part
This Roman Settlement is a Grade 1 Monument on the At Risk Register. We will walk the perimeters of the Settlement giving historic information. We will inform you about our work to preserve this unique piece of history, for Horncastle and the nation. Sorry, no dogs allowed
A circular walk from Scartho, taking in New Waltham, Tetney and Waithe, returning via Brigsley and Barnoldby-le-Beck using part of the Silver Links Way. Sorry, no dogs allowed
A moderate walk, initially along the River Lud, into the Wolds with an Art & Craft themed break at Tathwell. With views of the flood alleviation scheme almost a year on from completion
A climb up to Irby Holmes Wood, past the Civil War earthworks, followed by a lunch stop in the glacial Irby Dale before a return to Laceby, outside the pub. Sorry, no dogs allowed
For musicians of all ages and ability, bring your instruments, teddy bears and a picnic and join the Witham Valley Band and the Army Cadets Band led by John Gooding for an afternoon of improvised musical fun. An outdoor concert where you take centre stage. Sheet music provided. Why not take a stroll before or after the concert, be inspired by the bird song.
Early evening stroll to Red Hill Nature Reserve with magnificent views for miles around. Bring a snack & drink and just sit and enjoy the views and wander around the reserve, listen to the bird song. Very relaxing. Maybe have a meal in the Three Horse Shoes Pub on Shoe Lane before or after the walk. Tel: 01507 343909 to see if booking required. Sorry, no dogs allowed
A fun family trail. Follow the picture clues to follow the trail and answer the questions. Cafe, toilets and car park available at the start/finish.
Our walk will explore the unique, organic farm where you'll meet our rare breed cattle, pigs & sheep, learn the importance of our grass pastures & the individual environment of the chalk stream valley & woodland .
Starts and ends at the magnificent St James' Church in Louth. Short sections of pavements & tarmac to access open countryside, crossing some busy roads and there are a few stiles. The Ice-age legacy left us deep dark tree-lined vales to walk through. Sorry, no dogs allowed
The Festival has teamed up with the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway to put on a railway walk where you finish your journey by steam train. Family runabout ticket: 2 adults up to 4 children £16.00 (save £4.00) All other tickets are per LWR pricelist. Tickets allow you to have one extra return trip!
A gentle stroll for all ages, looking at Caistor past & present. Many listed buildings, mostly Georgian, see the oldest Grammar School in Lincolnshire, still used, also part of a Roman wall, the old Police Station, Home Guard Cottage where Caistor's "Captain Mainwaring" had his HQ and lots more.
A gentle evening stroll around the village and along the old railway line. It is hoped that the LWR line will be extended from North Thoresby along this stretch into Holton le Clay. Enjoy a meal in the pub before or after the walk (optional). Sorry, no dogs allowed
An opportunity to view Louth from all sides. Your guide will explain the history of the town and surrounding countryside.
This steady ramble takes us away from the hussle & bussle, along a route from a busy railway station on the edge of the Wolds, near Humberside Airport and the M180, includes part of the Viking Way long distance path.
This PhotoWalk is suitable for all levels, novice to enthusiast. Discover a beautiful, private corner of the Lincolnshire Wolds through your camera. Farm, woodland, chalk stream valley & open fields. With a professional photographer & teacher to offer lots of advice tips & tricks you'll learn something new, take great photos & have fun. Sorry, no dogs allowed
A short family walk through Hubbards Hills park in Louth. Children and adults will be able to find out all about Lincolnshire's rare chalk streams and stream dip for watery bugs. Wellies essential!
Walk with history and views calling at three ancient churches with tombs of knights and nobles. Sorry, no dogs allowed
From Tetney Lock we stroll along Louth Navigation towpath to Thoresby Bridge, Warehouse 1770 we cross the canal and view the original sluice gate, flood plain and fish retreat before arriving at Tetney Blow Wells. Our return takes us via the Bailey Bridge where we will talk about RAF North Coates
Therapy Dogs and their volunteer handlers do wonderful work supporting people with various needs. Come and meet the dogs and find out how they are selected, trained and used in therapy to benefit people. Perhaps your own dog could become a Therapy Dog? A great charity to support.
Using a combination of prompts, themes, and the work of published writers, you will be encouraged to explore your imagination, then to write, read, and receive feedback on your own work. There will be laughter, you may well surprise yourself, as well as surprising the other participants. Sorry, no dogs allowed
A guided and gentle stroll around the village of Ludford showing the many points of interest and historical events including the near nuclear accident.
A guided circular walk on both public and private land showing points of interest and historical information along the way. Refreshments and toilets at the finish. Donations to Ludford Village Hall.
Hear about the bombing of WW1, the Airfield of WW2, the Windmill that saw it all, and the changes they brought about, on an easy walk in the shadow of the Wolds.
A 'Taster' session for those wishing to be taught how to shoot small bore rifles (.22) and Archery skills for beginners. Cost includes 50 rounds of ammunition each and full instruction on shooting and Archery skills. Suitable for people with a disability. Sorry, no dogs allowed
A scenic linear walk in the southern Wolds using Stagecoach bus #56 with good connections from Lincoln and Skegness. Refreshments in Spilsby Sorry, no dogs allowed
Meeting in the courtyard, we'll walk back in time across the estate to the original home of the Massingberd family, discovering along the way deserted medieval villages, old railway lines and ridge and furrow. Sorry, no dogs allowed
Discover this beautiful 2 acre Manor House garden with terraces, formal and natural ponds, and exquisite perennial planting. Enjoy the natural landscape and chalk streams of Snipe Dales Country Park as a prelude and on our return. Sorry, no dogs allowed
Join us for a fun family event looking at what the tides have left behind on the beach. We will then use our finds and get creative to make some beach art. Suitable for the young and young at heart. Sorry, no dogs allowed
A scenic circular walk from Alford Manor House to Rigsby and back, this walk heads into the Wolds with scenic views over the marshes to the coast.
A pleasant evening stroll on public footpaths in the Market Rasen area.
Enjoy views from the village, whilst exploring the Hall's gardens and produce
Explore South Ormsby's parkland and woods with all the family on a section of the estate's ‘Skipwith Stride' walking route. See if you can spot all the signs of Spring to complete our Skipwith Spotter challenge! A longer route can be taken on the day, maps will be available.
The Franklin Way, created in 1986 & relaunched in 2019, links Spilsby & Hundleby via footpaths, & explores both. Mainly level paths but plenty of stiles. Wide-reaching views, interesting local history including Sir John Franklin's origins. Refreshments (small charge) afterwards at St James Church. Sorry, no dogs allowed
Discover some of the valleys and hills round Swaby. Walk along the Dragon Road. Finish with soup and rolls at the Village Hall. Sorry, no dogs allowed
The day has been designed for FAMILIES only to explore some of the most remote and interesting areas of the Wolds, over private land not available to the public. A maximum of six people per ride, both morning and afternoon, led by an experienced instructor. Booking essential. Sorry, no dogs allowed
Conservation activity to tackle the invasive species himalayan balsam along the River Rase with a demonstration of invertebrate surveying by the Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project's staff.
A steady walk around the edges of Far Ings Nature Reserve and along the bank of the Humber Estuary. Sorry, no dogs allowed
A fun afternoon for all the family as we wander around Water's Edge Country Park. Sorry, no dogs allowed
Tracking along the River Bain chalk stream, we then climb to gain views along the valley before dropping back to our starting point and welcome refreshments at Post & Pantry.
A guided walk taking in the historic market town, once the largest horse fair in Europe and along Sir Joseph Banks' canal that established the town as a commercial centre.
ollow the route the miners took to get to work, see where some of them lived and bring to life what they did in this 19th century underground mine. We shall look at the archaeological evidence they left behind. Sorry no dogs allowed
No paper, no pencil – just your mobile phone. Hunt for interesting aspects of Claxby Village. FREE ice cream for children. Children – Don't forget to bring your parents, grandparents or guardians.
A great walk taking in some of the best bits of the Lincolnshire Wolds – we explore along the Viking Way and with special permission over private land to discover more about this outstanding area! Sorry, no dogs allowed.
This moderate but very scenic walk takes us south along the Viking Way to Walesby and returning north across beautiful rough pasture on private land, seldom, if ever, visited by walkers, back to Claxby for tea & cake. We are indebted to the owners for granting us access. Sorry, no dogs allowed
A ramble on paths & tracks, through woodland & parkland with water features
Lincolnshire has a unique sequence of Lower Cretaceous rocks which are generally poorly exposed. We will find and examine exposures of Spilsby Sandstone, Claxby Ironstone, Tealby Limestone and Red Chalk with a view to an appreciation of the environmental conditions in Lincolnshire 145 to 110 million years ago. The walk will also demonstrate the strong links between geology and scenery and economic activity. Sorry, no dogs allowed.
The first part of this walk is in the heart of Tennyson country. Along the line of a Roman Road to the east of the village of Tetford. It continues over the Wolds to the tiny hamlet of Somersby whereTennyson was born and brought up. Then over tracks and hills with fine views over the Wolds. Sorry, no dogs allowed
An easy walk around Cadwell Park's twisty & undulating circuit, through open parkland, woodland and the famous track itself (calendar permitting) Sorry, no dogs allowed
A shelter building event in a woodland glade for children accompanied by an enthusiastic adult. Sorry, no dogs allowed.
Actively discover aquatic life that thrives in our rare and beautiful chalk stream habitats. Sorry, no dogs allowed.
Guided walk with the warden looking at wildlife and the management of these precious habitats. Sorry, no dogs allowed.
A linear walk from Faldingworth to Market Rasen using Stagecoach #53, following the River Rase into Market Rasen. Sorry, no dogs allowed.
A leisurely walk through the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds and explore Roman Springs.
A linear walk starting at Tetney Lock, the site of the old sea lock, we follow the original towpath upstream, at a steady pace, to the Navigation Warehouse at the Riverhead, Louth. Transport can be arranged from Navigation Warehouse, Louth, to Tetney Lock for the start (see parking details)
Test your navigational skills around the beautiful Scivelsby Estate and enjoy the enchanting views. The course is designed for all abilities and is family friendly. Whether you want to walk or run to complete the course you'll visit areas not normally accessed on foot. Maps are supplied.
Pick up a trail leaflet at the marquee, go in search of the treasure in pleasant parkland, you could win a prize if you get all the questions right.
A wander through Scrivelsby Estate and three nearby villages.
A trip down the award winning Ebrington Arms for a pint or two. If you wish to eat you must book with the pub at least two or three weeks in advance. Ask the pub for the menu. Tel: 01526 354560, state that you are with LWWF.
Fun stroll for all the family down to the chalk stream to catch some water bugs. Sorry, no dogs allowed.
A rare chance to discover the fascinating history of Scrivelsby Estate and the family that has lived and farmed here since 1066. The seat of the Queen's (or King's) Champion, Scrivelsby contains many tangible connections to Lincolnshire's historic past.
Join Bob on an interesting countryside walk to find a World War One airfield, tucked away in a quiet area of Lincolnshire.
A rare chance to see the fascinating Scrivelsby Estate and the family that has lived and farmed here since 1066. The seat of the Queen's (or King's) Champion, Scrivelsby contains many tangible connections to Lincolnshire's historic past. A longer walk with less chat.