South Lincolnshire Walking Festival 2018

29 September to 28 October 2018

4th weekend, 19th – 21st October 2018

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Last weekend was very windy, and on Sunday very wet, but this didn’t deter almost 500 walkers and runners on the Spires & Steeples Challenge and lots more walkers over the weekend attending 13 events.

This weekend we have 11 events for you, ranging from 1 mile to 10.75 miles with RAF100 themed walks and a Railway Ramble. Full details below. We hope you can join us, the forecast is looking better.

 

38, In the Shadow of a Castle,Β Fri 19th Oct Start Time 10:00am Dist 6 miles (3hrs)

A lovely walk taking in the Grantham Canal, the Viking Way and ending with stunning views across the Vale of Belvoir. Fingers crossed for clear skies!
Leader Lincolnshire County Council Countryside Services Team 01522 55280
Organisation Lincolnshire County Council
Grid Ref SK 842 351 OS Explorer 247
Start Point Dirty Duck Pub, Woolsthorpe, Grantham, NG32 1NY
Parking Pub carpark (by kind permission of the landlord)
Terrain Field paths, tracks and canal towpath. May be muddy.
Level Moderate Cost Donations to SLWF
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39, Denton Reservoir & Harlaxton Village.Β Β Fri 19th Oct Start Time 2:30pm Dist 4 miles (2hrs)

A relaxing stroll around a reservoir, along the canal and around two picturesque villages at the edge of the Trent and Belvoir Vales where the land rises to join the Kesteven Uplands and the Leicestershire Wolds.
Leader Pete Ashmore 07808213068 Organisation Heritage Lincolnshire
Grid Ref SK 865 325 OS Explorer 247
Start Point St Andrew’s Church, 122 Church St, Denton, Grantham, NG32 1LG, UK
Parking On street near church, please park responsibly
Terrain Field paths and village footpaths, may be muddy in places
Level Easy Cost Donations to SLWF
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40, Railway Ramble – Along the Grantham Canal.Β Sat 20th Oct Start Time Train departs Grantham at 9:45am to Bottesford (9:56am) Dist 9.5 miles (5hrs)

Sat 20th Oct Start Time Train departs Grantham at 9:45am to Bottesford (9:56am) Dist 9.5 miles (5hrs)
A LINEAR walk from Bottesford to Grantham along the Grantham Canal.
Take the train from Grantham (9.45am) to Bottesford for a linear walk along the Grantham Canal back to Grantham. Trains dep: Boston 8.50, Heckington 9.04, Sleaford 9.12 and Grantham 9.45 arriving Bottesford 9.56. Train fares apply.
Leader Stuart Parker 01522534655 Organisation Ramblers Lincoln
Grid Ref SK 913 351 OS Explorer 247
Start Point Grantham Railway Station, 9.30am, NG31 6BT
Parking Pay & Display car parks at station or in town
Terrain Footpaths, lanes, mostly canal towpath
Level Moderate Cost Donations to SLWF
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41, Morkery Wood 2018 Style.Β Sat 20th Oct Start Time 10:30am Dist 8.6 miles (4.5hrs)

Exploring woodland and open fields, Morkery is a small, peaceful, ancient woodland which was used as an ammunition and bomb store during the Second World War (it was RAF South Witham).
Leader Pete Ashmore 07808213068 Organisation Heritage Lincolnshire
Grid Ref SK 953 192 OS Explorer 247
Start Point Morkery Wood, Morkery Ln, Grantham, NG33 5LR, On the Castle Bytham Road Approx. 1 mile East of the A1
Parking As start point
Terrain Woodland and field paths, can be muddy, short stretches of road
Level Moderate Cost Β£3.50
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42, Coleby Circular.Β Sun 21st Oct Start Time 10:00am Dist 7.7 miles (approx. 5hrs)

This route takes in four villages with interesting features pointed out along the way. The trail includes part of Lincolnshire’s longest footpath – The Viking Way.
Leader Brian W Holman 07719522579 Organisation. Heritage Lincolnshire
Grid Ref SK 975 603 OS Explorer 272
Start Point The Green, Coleby. Opposite The Tempest PH.
Parking On verges in Rectory Road off the A607.
Terrain Hard tracks, pavements, grass verges, paths and fields. 5 Stiles to cross.
Level Moderate Cost Donations to SLWF
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43, A Castle, Woodland and Water.Β Sun 21st Oct Start Time 10:00am Dist 10.75 miles (5.5hrs)

An interesting walk through gentle rolling countryside. Setting off in the beautiful landscape of Grimsthorpe Park with its Castle, lake and wildfowl, through woodland, pretty villages and farmland & approaching the Castle and its impressive facade.
Leader Alison Crow 01780755681 Organisation Ramblers
Grid Ref TF 044 231 OS Explorer 248
Start Point Grimsthorpe Castle, PE10 0LY
Parking Via estate office entrance to Castle on A151 west of Grimsthorpe Village
Terrain Well surfaced paths, quiet roads, fields and footpaths
Level Energetic Cost Donations to SLWF
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44, To Antons Gowt – beyond and back.Β Sun 21st Oct Start Time 10:30am Dist 5 miles (2hrs)

A meander around the Country Park and then following the Witham to Antons Gowt, spotting the sculptures en route.
Leader Ann Martin 07502220023 Organisation Boston Ramblers
Grid Ref TF 318 458 OS Explorer 261
Start Point Witham Way Country Park, Tattershall Road, Boston, PE21 9LR
Parking At start point
Terrain Level tracks and pathways
Level Easy Cost Donations to SLWF
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45, We will remember. Linked to 44.Β Sun 21st Oct Start Time 2:00pm Dist approx. 1 mile (1hr)

A leisurely stroll in the beautiful Victorian Cemetery which is listed as an Historic Park and Garden and a designated Local Wildlife site before visiting the WW1 war graves where we will remember the fallen.
Leader Ann Martin 07502220023 Organisation Friends of Boston Cemetery
Grid Ref TF 323 454 OS Explorer 261
Start Point Boston Cemetery Car Park, PE21 9HA
Parking At start point
Terrain Flat tracks and pathways
Level Easy Cost Donations to SLWF & Friends Of Boston Cemetery
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46, Roam Around Scopwick & Blankney. Linked to 48.Β Sun 21st Oct Start Time 9:45am Dist 8 miles (3hrs)

An RAF related energetic ramble in the countryside starting and finishing at the Visitor Centre, we see RAF personnel graves and a memorial to a crashed Lancaster bomber.
Leader Pete Ashmore 07808213068 Organisation Heritage Lincolnshire
Grid Ref TF 102 596 OS Explorer 272
Start Point RAF Metheringham Airfield Museum, Westmoor Farm, Martin Moor, Metheringham, Lincoln, LN4 3WF
Parking At start point Terrain Mostly well maintained grass paths and farm tracks. Can be muddy in places
Level Energetic Cost Donations to SLWF & RAF Metheringham Airfield Museum
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48, Metheringham Old Airfield Circular. Linked to 46.Β Sun 21st Oct Start Time 2:30pm Dist 5.2 miles (2hrs)

A wander around the old Metheringham Airfield where 106sqdn operated during the second world war, including a visit to the RAF Memorial, fitting for this #RAF100 year.
Leader Pete Ashmore 07808213068 Organisation Heritage Lincolnshire
Grid Ref TF 102 596 OS Explorer 272
Start Point RAF Metheringham Airfield Museum, Westmoor Farm, Martin Moor, Metheringham, Lincoln, LN4 3WF
Parking At start point
Terrain Mostly old concrete landing strips, some grass paths may be muddy
Level Moderate Cost Donations to SLWF & RAF Metheringham Airfield Museum
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