Join in biggest walking festival

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Walks are being held in Market Rasen and Caistor as part of Britain’s biggest short walks festival.

Ramblers Get Walking Week, from May 4 to 11, will see a variety of walks taking place in the countryside, cities and coast.

They give people an opportunity to get fresh air, keep fit and explore their local area on foot.

The walks in Market Rasen and Caistor - which are part of Lincolnshire’s Walking for Health scheme - are led by volunteer walk leaders and funded by Public Health Lincolnshire.

Lincolnshire Sports Partnership physical activity manager Sarah Clarke said: “We are very fortunate to have lots of support from Public Health Lincolnshire, who sponsor 70 weekly walks as part of the Walking for Health initiative.

“Extras are being put on to support Get Walking Week, and we hope to see record numbers of people turning up to take part.”

Health Walks founder Dr William Bird said: “If you want to do physical activity for the first time, walking is the ideal solution, and there will be a health walk very near where you are.”

The Market Rasen Health Walk will take place on Thursday, May 9. The three-mile walk starts at John Street car park at 10.30am.

The Caistor Health Walk takes place on Wednesday, May 8. This is an easy three-mile walk and starts at the Parish Church at 10.30am.

There is no need to book ahead.

All walks are suitable for beginners and last between 45 minutes and one hour.

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