South Lincolnshire Walking Festival 2018

29 September to 28 October 2018

Friday 5th to Sunday 7th October

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Coming up this weekend

Friday 5th October

12, Tea For Two, 10:00-14:00, 8 miles (4hrs)

Leadenham Teahouse & Post Office, 10 Main Rd, Leadenham LN5 0PY
This moderately paced ramble takes us over the (Lincoln) edge and into the valley below, past a manor house and an RAF Memorial followed by a gentle climb back onto the edge and a visit to a church. Refreshments can be purchased at the start & end.

13, Bonnie Scotland, 10:30am Dist 6 miles (2.5hrs)

In front of St Bartholomew’s Church, Ingoldsby NG33 4EN
Visit Scotland without leaving Lincolnshire! Woods, tracks and history

14, Around Ancaster,  2:00pm Dist 4 miles (2hrs)

Car Park, Station Approach, Ancaster Station, NG32 3QY
A gentle stroll over tracks and paths in an area visited by the Romans. We wend our way to Woodland Waters then along the Valley then up steps to return via Ermine Way

Saturday 6th October

15, Around South Rauceby, 11:00am Dist 4.5 miles (2.5hrs)

St Peter’s Church, North Rauceby, NG34 8QU
A very easy walk across the fields and through the woods around the pretty village of South Rauceby. Some undulation in places but no serious hills and only a couple of stiles

16, Burghley Park 1 Linked to 18, 1:00pm Dist 4.5 miles (2.5hrs)

TIC & Arts Centre, St Mary’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2DL
An afternoon circular stroll around Burghley Park, we will walk to the house, pause at the café for a welcome break before we wend our way back to Stamford. Coincides with Stamford Apple Day where all things apple may be purchased

17, A stroll through History in a Victorian cemetery, 2:00pm Dist 1 mile (1hr)

Holbeach Cemetery, Park Road, Holbeach
The walk leader takes you back to Victorian times as the fascinating lives of people buried in the cemetery unfold. You will hear of the hardships borne and the different trades in Victorian times. Mature trees and carved headstones set the scene.

18, Stamford Four Counties Night Walk Linked to 16, 5:00pm Dist 6 miles (3hrs)

TIC & Arts Centre, St Mary’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2DL
See Stamford and Four Counties in a different light, taking in Lincolnshire, Rutland, Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire. Head Torches Essential. Refreshments/Toilets at beginning not the end.

Sunday 7th October

19, Views of the Vale of Belvoir, 10:00am Dist 9 miles (5hrs)

The Green, Allington, Nr Grantham, NG32 2EA
Walking from Allington via Thackston’s Well, towards (but not over) the A1. Returning via the Ashes and the Earthworks with views over the Vale of Belvoir.

20, Folkingham & Sempringham Circular, 10:00am Dist 8.5 miles (4.5hrs)

Church, Market Place, Folkingham, NG34 0SE
Starting in the impressive Market Place of Folkingham this walk passes through rolling countryside taking in the isolated church at Sempringham Priory with its fascinating history and also through the pretty village of Aslackby.

21, Wild Medicine Walk 1, 10:30am Dist 2 miles (2hrs)

Spalding Lifestyle & Garden Centre, 210 Spalding Road, Spalding, PE11 3PB
Many of the plants we pass by every day have the ability to heal and help us maintain good health. Guided by herbalists, we shall uncover plants that have medicinal value, teaching how to identify them, and discuss the health benefits of each.

22, Woods & Wildlife Walk, 10:30am Dist 12 miles (6hrs)

St Mary’s Church, Church Street, Carlton Le Moorland, LN5 9GP.
If you go down to the woods today, you could be in for a big surprise, plenty of wildlife, maybe a bear or two. Maybe even a rare glimpse of some Banded Demoiselles.

23, Walking in Grundy’s Spalding, 2:00pm Dist 1.5 miles (2hrs)

Spalding Gentlemen’s Society, Broad Street, Spalding, PE11 1 TB
John Grundy 1696-1748 was an engineer concerned with drainage and fenland management, in 1731 he was commissioned by Spalding Gentlemens Society to produce a Spalding map (completed 1732) and the walk will compare the early map with Spalding today.

24, Wild Medicine Walk 2,  2:30pm Dist 1.5 miles (1hr)

Ayscoughfee Hall & Gardens, Churchgate, Spalding, PE11 2RA
Many of the plants we pass by every day have the ability to heal and help us maintain good health. Guided by herbalists, we shall uncover plants that have medicinal value, teaching how to identify them, and discuss the health benefits of each
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