Walks to fit boots of all sizes at this year’s Wolds Festival

THE WOLDS Walking Festival gets under way this Saturday, with activities all day at Gunby Hall near Spilsby.

The launch event will feature a range of walks around the area, as well as guided walks in the grounds of the 18th century hall.

The 16-day festival features 92 walks across the Wolds area, so there is sure to be something to suit everyone.

Closer to home, highlights include walks from Binbrook, Treasures of Tealby and even a chocolate walk.

Some of the walks will feature access to areas not normally open to walkers and places need to be booked in advance.

On Sunday, June 3, Walesby’s hilltop church will be the focus for a short uphill walk from the village hall at 2.30pm for the Annual Ramblers Service at 3pm.

And don’t forget the festival finale will be held in Caistor on June 10, when the town will also be granted its Walkers are Welcome status.

A number of walks in the Market Rasen and Caistor area are listed below and full details of all the walks, most of which are free, are available in the festival brochure, which is available from local information points or online at www.woldswalkingfestival.co.uk

l Sunday, May 27: The Binbrook Walk – 2.5 miles, 11am start from the village hall. Donations welcome to East Lindsey Heart Support Group.

l Monday, May 28: The Keelby Loop – 4 miles, 6.30pm start from the Nags Head in Manor Street.

l Tuesday, May 29: High Above Rasen – 8 miles, 10.30am start from Willingham Woods car park.

l Wednesday, May 30: Nettleton and Times Gone By – 5 miles, 10.30am start from The Salutation Inn.

l Thursday, May 31: Attractive Tealby to Delightful Walesby – 5 miles, 10.30am start from Tealby Village Hall car park. Small donation for use of car park.

l Friday, June 1: The Chocolate Walk – 10 miles, 10am prompt start from Willingham Woods car park. Cost 50p for cocoa at end of walk.

l Friday, June 1: Tealby Treasures – 3 miles, 6pm start. Booking essential. Call 01673 838888 during office hours.

l Tuesday, June 5: The Binbrook Circular – 10 miles, 10.30am start from the market place.

l Wednesday, June 6: Caistor to Nettleton Wander – 3 miles, 10.30am start from the parish church.

l Thursday, June 7: Linwood Warren – 4 miles, 10.30am start from John Street car park, Market Rasen.

l Friday, June 8: Keep the Sunnyside Up – 3 miles, 2pm start from Poplar Farm, Tealby Road.

l Saturday, June 9: Bus walk Laceby Circular – 9.5 miles, 10.10am start from Laceby market place. Bus fares apply.