Heritage Lincolnshire, a charitable trust based in Heckington, is urging organisations and businesses to volunteer to lead walks in the first ever South Lincolnshire Walking Festival.
The brand new walking festival will take place between 25th September and 31st October this year and will feature free guided walks in North & South Kesteven, Boston and South Holland. There are already around 30 different walks lined up so far, led by organisations such as the Ramblers, Walking for Health groups, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, the Forestry Commission and the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology but more are needed to help attract visitors to the south of the county.
Beverley Gormley, Heritage Lincolnshire’s Cultural Events Officer, said “The South Lincolnshire Walking Festival is creating a real buzz in this part of the county! North & South Kesteven, Boston and South Holland are jam packed with heritage and history and we want to help show off those hidden gems to local people and visitors while helping to boost the local economy. This is our chance to put this part of Lincolnshire firmly on the walking festival map.
South Lincolnshire has a varied landscape that has witnessed Bronze Age burials, Iron Age mints, roman forts, the Knights Templar, castles and abbeys but the festival isn’t only for history lovers! Whether you want to roam with Ramblers, have an adventure with your kids, get snapping on a photography foray or get fit on a health trail, there’s something for everyone. The walks will take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays so that those who work or want to involve the family don’t miss out. Anyone who’s interested should go to www.southlincswalking.com or our Facebook or Twitter pages to find out more.”
Heritage Lincolnshire also organises the successful Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival in partnership with the Wolds Countryside Service and is keen to promote Lincolnshire’s heritage to walkers. If you or your organisation are interested in leading a walk, your business would like a walk to start or finish at their premises, or you would like your organisation to be featured in the brochure please get in touch by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 01529 461499 before February 2015.