Step out on new walking event

Grab your walking boots and get ready for Caistor’s first two-day walking festival.

To celebrate the town’s Walkers are Welcome accreditation, a series of six walks have been planned over the weekend of May 11 and 12.

The walks highlight Caistor’s history, as well as taking in the beautiful Wolds countryside surrounding the town.

Saturday begins with the Caistor Circular Walk - a distance of six miles, starting and finishing at Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre.

The moderate walk takes in the countryside around, using roads and footpaths, the town and also visits the site of the Caistor workhouse.

For those who prefer to stay within the town, the Georgian and Victorian Walk of one mile starts from the Arts and Heritage Centre at 10.30am and the one mile Cornhill Walk from 2pm in the Market Place.

Sunday’s first walk starts from Nettleton’s Salutation Inn at 10am and from there leads walkers to the top of the Wolds and along the Viking Way, with magnificent views across to the Trent and Lincoln - on a clear day.

Two one-mile town walks - at 10.30am and 2pm - concentrate on the Roman and Medieval aspects of Caistor, together with the Butter Market area.

The one-mile walks cost £1 per person and the longer walks £3.

Full details of the Walking Festival and information other walks in and around the town are available on the new dedicated website at

For more information on the festival and to book a place on any of the walks call 01472 851679 or email