Walkers are welcome at Caistor and all over the Wolds

David and Tracy Salkeld and Katharine York, with walk leader Liz Jefferson (right) as they arrived back at the Arts and Heritage Centre. (Lin)

David and Tracy Salkeld and Katharine York, with walk leader Liz Jefferson (right) as they arrived back at the Arts and Heritage Centre. (Lin)

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Caistor held its own two-day walking festival ahead of the launch of this year’s Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival.

Six walks were on offer over the weekend, all led by knowledgable guides.

“It has been a brilliant training for my challenge of climbing Ben Nevis at midnight on June 22nd to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society,” said walker Tracy Salkeld from Louth.

“Liz Jefferson, our leader, has been an excellent and informative guide encouraging us to see the landscape through fresh eyes.”

A range of walks are now available in this year’s Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival which started on Saturday, May 18.

More than 100 walks are included in the 16-day programme, which holds its finale in Market Rasen on June 2.

The walks range from gentle one-mile strolls on flat terrain - accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs - to energetic day-long treks up to 20 miles in length.

Most of the walks are free, but donations are sometimes asked for car parking or refreshments.

Amongst the forthcoming walks this week are an easy walk along the Ancholme, taking in historic Brigg; the Wold Newton circular; 70th anniversary Dambusters walks and Wolds and Woodlands, taking in Willingham Woods.

Some of the walks even have special treats.

It is ice cream heaven at Willingham Fayre next Wednesday, May 29, with a short afternoon walk on the working farm, followed by the chance to enjoy tea and home-made ices in the on-site parlour.

Full details are available in the Festival brochure or online at www.woldswalkingfestival.co.uk