Walking the Wolds

Gateway to the Wolds Walking Festival EMN-140930-114059001
Gateway to the Wolds Walking Festival EMN-140930-114059001

Market Rasen and Caistor Walkers Are Welcome groups combine for the Gateway to the Wolds Walking Festival, which takes place over two weekends this month.

The first weekend focuses on Market Rasen and starts with a bus walk this Saturday, October 4.

Meet in the Market Place at 9.30am to get the 9.40am bus to Nettleton and walk back via Normanby le Wold, Walesby, Risby Manor and Willingham Woods.

The walk is free, but bus fare applies.

On Sunday, there are three walks to choose from, all starting from the Market Place.

The 11-mile Route with a View sets off at 10am, the 4-mile Willingham Woods walk at 11am and the 5-mile Nova Scotia walk at 12 noon. All walks are via Willingham Woods, so take along a picnic to enjoy.

And if you have ever fancied trying Nordic walking there are three sessions over the two days to enjoy - all free, but booking is essential. These take place at 2pm on Saturday, 10am and 2pm on Sunday. Call 01427 675162 to book.

An introduction to geocaching will also be held on Sunday at 2.30pm; again, booking is required as above.

The following weekend, October 11 and 12, the focus turns to Caistor.

There are two walks planned for the Saturday - Visit Canada, four miles, leaving the Arts and Heritage Centre at 10am, and the Town Trail, leaving the market place at 2pm.

And there are two more walks on the Sunday.

The 8-mile Nettleton Valley walk leaves the Arts and Heritage Centre at 10.30am and the 5-mile Pub in the Wood walk leaves the Centre at 2pm.

All walks are free and bookings can be made on 01472 851740 / 851096.

For more information on the walks visit waw-rasen.org and walkerscaistor.com