Want to know more? Read our new 2018 Leisure Guide which is now available! Read it online here or contact the Discover NK team for a hard copy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01529 308207.
For more information about other events happening across the county visit www.visitlincoln.com/aviation.
Now in its 10th year, the Challenge has attracted participants from across the country; from serious runners to newcomers, the Challenge welcomes participants of all ages and abilities. With options to walk and run as well as the choice of a 13 or 26 mile challenge, the Challenge aims to encourage as many people as possible to take part.
“We’re really looking forward to this year’s Challenge!” said Events Manager Jade Oliver, “plans are coming in to place and really looking forward to cheering everyone over the finish line and celebrating their fantastic achievement!”
For more information about the Challenge visit www.1life.co.uk/spiresandsteepleschallenge. Please note that postal and telephone entries will close on Monday 9 October. Online entries will close on Friday 13 October. Please note there is a small admin charge to enter online.
The event will also include entertainment at the finish outside the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford for participants and their family and friends to enjoy including a Prosecco box provided by Box and Bubbles Ltd and a mobile outdoor wood-fired pizza oven from Pizza Di Bella! It will also create a great atmosphere for when participants cross the finish line.
For more information about the Challenge or to see how you can get involved as a volunteer, please contact Events Manager, Jade Oliver on 01522 694353 or email email@example.com.
For regular updates you can find the Challenge on Facebook by searching for The Spires and Steeples Challenge or by following them on Twitter @Spires_Steeples
Frances completed her first challenge in 4hrs 28mins (after talking a slight detour!) but managed to redeem herself the next war by finishing in 3hrs 38mins!
The Spires and Steeples Arts & Heritage trail is well known for being an off road trail which follows the Spires from village to village through North Kesteven which was one of the main reasons Frances was first attracted to the challenge. It is also a great opportunity to see the many beautiful artworks that are scattered along the route created by the communities that live there.
After asking what her favourite aspect of the challenge was she said it was the 'informality and friendliness of all the marshals' and has always recommended the challenge to her running colleagues.
“My most memorable moments must be on the first year when at about 19 miles I couldn't find that sculpture in the tree! I wandered around for half an hour looking! Lost a lot of time but made up for it the following year!”
Frances is determined complete the 10th year despite being in her seventh round of chemotherapy for secondary breast cancer!
“As my prognosis was not good, I gave up my job of 25 yrs as a Prison Officer as “life is short” mine will be unfortunately, but I am determined to keep enjoying my running for as long as possible”.
Frances is a true inspiration to us all and we hope she has inspired you to join us and take part in what is wonderful event welcoming individuals from all walks of life! To share your story contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01522 694353.
Evening Bat Hunt
Friday 21 July, 9pm for a 9.30pm start
Join Hill Holt Wood’s Head Ranger, Ben Wilson on an evening bat walk through the woods at Hill Holt. Bat detectors in hand, listen out for their unique ‘echolocation’ calls and learn how to identify the species. Perfect for the whole family.
Meeting at: Hill Holt Wood, Norton Disney, LN6 9JP
Walk length: 1.5 miles. Allow 1 hour.
NEW Stepping Out Walk!
Join us as we try the NEW stepping Out Walk in Heckington on Tuesday 18 July. Walk length: 6.1 miles (allow 2.5 hours). Meeting at: the Nags Head Inn, 34 High Street, Heckington, NG34 9QZ
For more information or to book on these events please call 01522 694353 or email email@example.com. For more information about the North Kesteven Walking Festival please visit www.1life.co.uk/nkwalkingfestival.
This year’s competition will be sponsored by Vantage Point Photography in association with artsNK and is open until Monday 11 September. This year has four categories that will be independently judged with short listed entries being displayed in the Boardwalk Bistro at the Natural World Centre. Visitors will also have their chance to vote for their favourite which will become the face of the 2018 Calendar which will go on sale in the shop.
It is FREE to enter and is open to all ages with a limit of four entries per person. All photographs must be taken within the Whisby Nature Reserve.
For more information or for an application pack, please contact the centre on 01522 688868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There will also be Photographic Workshops taking place on Saturday 28 July with landscape and wildlife photographer John Owens. The session is aimed at beginners and family groups and will take people on a short trail, giving visitors a really good chance to capture the Whisby environment and look for local flora and fauna. You can also get tips for composition and colour, especially when working on landscape shots and close-up images.
Workshops will take place at either 10am or 1.30pm and costs £2 per adult and £1 per child. Participants must bring a camera with them. Children must be over the age of 8, and be accompanied by an adult at all times (one adult can bring up to two children with them).
For more information or to book, please contact the Natural World Centre on 01522 688868 or email email@example.com. For regular updates on events and activities, find us on Facebook /naturalworldcentre or follow us on Twitter @WhisbyNatureP
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