Three weekends of great walking at Gateway to the Wolds Festival event

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Walking has never been so popular and this month sees a three-weekend festival from the Walkers are Welcome groups in three Lincolnshire towns – and all for free.

Stepping out first this weekend is Caistor, where three led walks are on offer.

On Saturday, September 12, there is an eight-mile circular walk up the Nettleton Valley, The Sunday Times’ 12th most attractive walk in England.

Meet at the Arts and Heritage Centre on Plough Hill at 10.30am.

On Sunday, September 13, a four-mile walk around the Caistor countryside leaves the centre at 10.30am and takes in the old workhouse and the airfield.

At 2pm, you can join the Civic Society in the Market Place to walk around the conservation zone, seeing examples of the town’s Roman and Georgian heritage and finding a secret in a tower, the Home Guard HQ and other surprises.

In addition, a range of self-guided walks are available from the Arts and Heritage Centre.

For more details, visit www.walkerscaistor.com or call 01472 851096.

The Market Rasen weekend follows on September 19 and 20, when five walks will be on offer.

More details in next week’s Rasen Mail, on www.rasen.org or by calling 01427 675162.

Horncastle holds its weekend of three walks on September 26 and 27. Details at www.horncastletowncouncil.co.uk or by calling 01507 522957.

Full details of all the walks can also be found in the festival brochure, which is available at Rasen Hub, Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre and other outlets.