Lincoln Castle poppy wave sculpture to open walking festival

Lincoln Castle. EMN-160520-175631001

Lincoln Castle. EMN-160520-175631001

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The iconic poppies wave sculpture is set to launch this year’s North Kesteven Walking Festival with an arts and heritage themed walk this July.

It’s an exciting time for Lincolnshire as Lincoln Castle prepares this week to display the iconic Poppies: Wave sculpture, expected to attract thousands of visitors this summer.

The sculpture by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper is expected to be a perfect fit for the county’s vast history and heritage.

Walkers have the chance this year to experience the district’s rich heritage during the North Kesteven Walking Festival’s launch weekend.

‘The Spires and Steeples Arts & Heritage Trail: A Walk Steeped in History’ will be the showcase of this year’s festival, taking you through the villages of North Kesteven from Metheringham to Lincoln Castle where walkers will get to witness the breath-taking Poppies: Wave sculpture as well as have entry into the Magna Carta Vault and Victorian Prison.

Events Manager Donna Sutton said: “I’m really excited for this walk! It will really kick start the festival and show off what North Kesteven really has to offer. There are a lot of hidden gems across the district and the Spires and Steeples Arts & Heritage Trail plays a big part in showcasing the rich arts and heritage as well as bringing communities along the route together.”

The Spires and Steeples Arts & Heritage Trail: A Walk Steeped in History will take place during the launch weekend on Saturday July 9 at 9am from Metheringham Playing Field Car Park. The walk is approximately 13 miles long and will take roughly six hours to complete.

It is a linear walk and transport will be provided back to the start point to collect cars, departing Lincoln Castle at 5pm. All walkers will also receive a voucher for a free family day pass to the brand new Magna Carta Splash Pool at One NK. Places are £5 per person.

For more information or to book contact Donna Sutton on 01522 694353 or email: donna.sutton@1life.co.uk. There are a limited number of places so book early!