Step out in the countryside with new walking festival

Get out in the countryside with the NK Walking Festival EMN-140528-103021001
Get out in the countryside with the NK Walking Festival EMN-140528-103021001

Hot on the heels of the Wolds Walking Festival, there is another opportunity to get out into the Lincolnshire countryside.

North Kesteven is privileged to a vast open countryside with fascinating heritage and diverse wildlife.

And the NK Walking Festival has been set up to promote walking and the opportunities North Kesteven has to offer.

The week-long free event takes place from Monday July 14 to Sunday July 20 and will incorporate the existing walking routes available, with many walking opportunities for all ages and abilities ranging in distance from location to location.

The walks have been carefully selected for the event and are taken from the current walking provision in North Kesteven - The Stepping Out Network, North Kesteven Health Walks, Waddle Toddle Family Walks and The Spires and Steeples Arts and Heritage Trail.

Full details are available from or by contacting Donna Sutton on 01522 870273 or email

Programme of walks include Washingborough, Billinghay, Heckington, Leasingham, Sleaford, Aubourn, Whisby, Ruskington, Potterhanworth, Waddington, Skellingthorpe, Metheringham, Sleaford and Rauceby.

All walks will be led by a walks leader and are free to attend.

On Saturday, July 19, there will be a charity walk in conjunction with Macmillan Cancer Support at 10am at Whisby Nature Reserve. This will be a 5k walk and everyone is welcome to attend.

Contact Donna, as above, for a sponsorship pack.

Anyone wanting to take part in any of the walks is advised to book using the contact details above.

And for regular updates, follow on Twitter @NKWalking or on Facebook /NK Walking Festival .