Put your best foot forward with walking festival

The countdown is on to the second South Lincolnshire Walking Festival. EMN-160728-164545001
The countdown is on to the second South Lincolnshire Walking Festival. EMN-160728-164545001

There will be a chance to discover the hidden gems and varied landscape of North Kesteven and beyond at the second South Lincolnshire Walking Festival this autumn.

Heritage Lincolnshire, a charity based in Heckington, is holding the event from September 24 to October 30.

The pilot festival last autumn attracted more than 1,400 walkers, including 200 children and young people.

This year’s event will feature free guided walks in North and South Kesteven, Boston, and South Holland. There are 80 walks led by organisations such as the Ramblers, Walking for Health, the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, and RSPB, plus many more.

Some walks include special visits, talks or rare openings of historic buildings and 60 per cent are dog-friendly.

There are various walk lengths and difficulty levels, all of which are detailed in the programme that can now be collected from Tourist Information Centres and libraries or downloaded from www.southlincswalking.com

The walks will take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Due to funding cuts, Heritage Lincolnshire is asking participants to donate a minimum of £3 towards the printing of the brochure and day-to-day running costs.