Get your walking boots on and step in to a week of walks fit for all ages starting Saturday 8 July. Back and bigger than ever, the North Kesteven Walking Festival has been extended to a two week long event offering walks for all ages and abilities as well as showcasing the walking opportunities across the district, not to mention the breathtaking scenery and fascinating places to visit that’s right your doorstep.
Last year’s festival saw a visit to the 12th Century Knights Templar Preceptory at Temple Bruer, a Curry Night at the Natural World Centre, Whisby Nature Park and even a visit to the Poppies: Wave included in the Spires and Steeples walk in the first weekend.
The programme is now complete with over 35 new walks available. The programme will also run alongside the successful health walks programme that currently runs across the district giving this year’s walking festival nearly 60 walks to choose from. Walks include dog behaviour and agility walks, history walks, an evening bat walk and a bear hunt! You can also discover the many uses of wild flowers and weeds during the herb walks and for those who prefer a longer walk; there are various opportunities for you to get involved in. With daytime and evening walks on offer there’s a wide variety of themes to suit many interests.
Returning walks include the ‘In Search of Queen Eleanor’ walk which had over 30 attendances last year and the Natural World Centre’s evening walk which will offer a walk around Whisby Nature Park followed by a tasty pie in the Boardwalk Bistro.
“We’re really looking forward to this year’s festival!” says festival organiser, Jade Oliver. “We’re so excited to be able to increase the festival to a whole two weeks! We have so much planned for this July and look forward to sharing more experiences raising awareness of what North Kesteven has to offer.”
Explore, Discover, Experience the Heart of Lincolnshire! Great days out for all the family! Explore local heritage, discover beautiful countryside walks and experience the district’s vast aviation history all in abundance within the district. This is a North Kesteven District Council service. www.heartoflincs.com