Fun for all the family

There's fun for all the family with the Wolds Walking Festival EMN-140513-074638001
There's fun for all the family with the Wolds Walking Festival EMN-140513-074638001

The Wolds Walking Festival starts this weekend, with fun for all the family from the launch event this Saturday, May 17, at Healing, right through until the Finale Weekend on Sunday, June 1.

Celebrating its 10th birthday, the festival is bigger and better this year with 128 walks on offer.

There is plenty to occupy the children - horrible history walks, bug walks and geocaching - as well as the chance to try out Nordic walking and just to get out there and be active and healthier.

The festival brochure divides all the walks into easy, moderate and energetic, as well as advising the length and duration of each walk, meaning there really is something for everyone.

And for the first time, the Walking Festival is also offering family-friendly cycling opportunities.

Some events need to be booked in advance, while for others just turn up on the day.

A number of the walks focus on the Caistor and Market Rasen areas.

This Sunday, May 18, in Market Rasen, members of Rase Heritage will be leading two walks around the town - booking is essential on 01673 844048.

Town history will also be the topic at Caistor on Monday, May 19, with a five-mile walk setting off from 10am. The start point will be given at the time of booking - call 01472 851468

And on both Monday May 19 and Tuesday May 20 there are geogaching for beginners sessions, led by Mike Eckersley, meeting at the Festival Hall at 5pm for a two-mile stroll and treasure hunting.

There are plenty more walks and events across the 16 days.

For full details of all the walks, pick up a brochure or log on to www.woldswalkingfestival.co.uk