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The 10th Wolds Walking Festival is heading to its grand finale this weekend.

And for the first time, the end of the 16-day festival will be marked with a lively two-day programme, featuring 12 walks and more besides, hosted by Horncastle Walkers Are Welcome group.

The 10th Wolds Walking Festival had a successful launch, but now the finale is fast approaching EMN-140526-195448001

The 10th Wolds Walking Festival had a successful launch, but now the finale is fast approaching EMN-140526-195448001

On Saturday May 31, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is holding an open day at Snipe Dales Country Park, between 10am and 3.30pm.

A great family day out with lots of activities, including bushcraft, bug-hunting and birdwatching, plus the opportunity to make a bat box or get your face painted.

There will be plants for sale as well as welcome refreshments after all that activity.

Meanwhile, the Sir Joseph Banks Centre is hosting its Crafters’ Guild between 10am and 4pm with a wide variety of handcrafted work for sale.

Also on May 31, discover Horncastle’s Heritage on a short walk around the town at 3pm, or prepare to be horrified on the Horrible Horncastle walk at 6pm.

The evening finishes with a Horncastle & District Lions Charity Barbeque at the Sir Joseph Banks Centre from 6pm to 9pm.

On Sunday June 1, all walks set off from Stanhope Hall in Horncastle, with choices ranging from 10 miles across local countryside to Sir Joseph Banks Town Walks, just two miles around the town centre and suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs.

Live music is being provided in the afternoon courtesy of the Steppin’ Stones and everyone will converge back at Stanhope Hall for the cutting of the Festival’s 10th Birthday cake at 3.30pm.

The Lancaster from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight is scheduled to perform a flypast at 3.50pm.

For more information see the Festival brochure or visit www.woldswalkingfestival.co.uk .