Help needed for this year’s popular walking festival

South Lincolnshire's Walking Festival is back. EMN-160226-164903001
South Lincolnshire's Walking Festival is back. EMN-160226-164903001

Organisations and businesses are being urged to lead walks in Heritage Lincolnshire’s South Lincolnshire Walking Festival.

The walking festival takes place from September 24 to October 30, with free guided walks in North and South Kesteven, Boston and South Holland.

There are already a number of walks lined up, led by organisations such as the Ramblers and Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, but more are needed to attract visitors to the south of the county.

Beverley Gormley, Heritage Lincolnshire’s cultural events officer, said: “The festival is creating a real buzz in this part of the county for the second year.

“Last year, the festival attracted more than 1,400 walkers who discovered that the area is jam-packed with heritage and history.

“We want to help show off those hidden gems to local people and visitors, while helping to boost the local economy.

“We are asking groups, businesses and organisations to help us put this part of Lincolnshire firmly on the walking festival map by offering to lead a walk.”

South Lincolnshire has a varied landscape that has witnessed Bronze Age burials, Iron Age mints, roman forts, the Knights Templar, castles and abbeys.

Whether you want to roam with Ramblers, have a family adventure, get snapping on a photography foray or take your dog for a walk, there is something for everyone.

The walks take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. To get involved, email slwf@heritagelincolnshire.org or phone 01529 461499.