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N O R T H KESTEVEN WALKING FESTIVAL 14th - 28th JULY 2018


Steeped with picturesque villages, medieval churches, thriving landscapes scattered in history and rich in wildlife, North Kesteven is favoured by many for exploration and outdoor adventures. The North Kesteven Walking Festival is a celebration of the countless walking opportunities available within the District and we want you to celebrate with us too!

A few helpful tips when walking: • Keeping your energy levels up • Staying hydrated The Department of Health recommends that we should drink about 1.2 litres of fluids a day. If you’re exercising you may need more, particularly in warm weather. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink, as this is one of the first signs of dehydration. Rather take regular sips as you go along. Plain tap or still mineral water is your best option. Fizzy drinks are not good for quenching thirst as they are difficult to drink quickly. Fruit juice and non-diet soft drinks contain sugar which will boost your energy but aren’t as effective as water at keeping you hydrated. Isotonic and sports drinks are formulated to improve the rate at which water is absorbed, but water is still the healthiest option and best way to rehydrate. Avoid drinking unboiled or unpurified water from streams, and try to carry emergency water purification tablets if you’re hillwalking.

www.ramblers.org.uk


“I’ve made lots of lovely new friends. As well as spending time together on health walks, we’ve also walked further afield… even spending a few days in the Lake District walking in the hills and camping in an old barn!” Jean, Walking for Health participant

“My local group were welcoming and friendly from the outset, encouraging us new starters. I’ve met so many new friends through the group and learnt so much about my local area, it’s fantastic.” Tina, Walking for Health participant

Photo Credits: © Ben Wiles

www.walkingforhealth.org.uk


Easy Walk Moderate Walk Energetic Walk

Start Point Cost Parking Distance Walk Leader

Wheelchair accessible Livestock present Stiles Features Refreshments after walk Packed lunch required Toilet facilities Dogs welcome


Saturday 14th July 10.00 am (All Day Event) Hill Holt Wood Walk

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Summer sun & family fun in ancient woodland. Fun trails for the kids & unique sustainable buildings for the adults. Come see the unique woodland and explore an Iron age roundhouse. Say hello to the chickens & wave to the wildlife.

Sunday 15th July 10.00 am (Approx 5 Hours) A Barff, some woods & a wasps nest

Great names matched only by great views. Join Sleaford Ramblers as we take you on a memorable walk through some of North Kesteven’s lesser known parts.

Maggie McBreen

Free

Keith Thompson

Free

Hill Holt Wood, Norton Disney LN6 9JP

Free

Church Green Nocton LN4 2BG

Free

Under 1 Mile

Sunday 15th July 10.30 am (Approx 2 Hours) Car Dyke by Wood & Fen

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Feel free to bring your faithful friend on this walk as we lead you on the Vippies walkies by the wood. The Fen is fascinating & the Car Dyke delightful as we wander together by the water.

9.5 Miles

Monday 16th July 4 10.00 am (Approx 2 Hours) A Story of Two Churches Aubourn’s an interesting & historical place and we hope to inspire you with the story of two churches. Your walk leader will guide you along this pretty walk and help you discover just what makes this place so special.

Nigel Webster

Free

Steve Donagain

Free

Dunston Fen Car Park LN4 2SP

Free

Stepping Out Car Park, Dovecote Ln LN5 9EF

Free

4 Miles

2

3.75 Miles

Photo Credits: © Ben Wiles

Booking Information

t • 01636 892836

e • walkingfestival@hillholtwood.co.uk


Monday 16th July 14.30 pm (Approx 3 Hours) South Rauceby & Rauceby Hall

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A picture says a thousand words, on this walk we’ll be telling a whole story. Great views will make you glad you’ve brought your camera on our photography themed walk. There’s wildlife, scenery & architecture along each step.

Tuesday 17th July 10.30 am (Approx 3 Hours) Temple Bruer History Walk

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Tread into the footsteps of the world’s most famous knights under Lincolnshire’s big sky. We’ll be taking a deep look with local experts at the area’s fascinating history including; The Knights Templar and local WWII Airfields.

Gavin Warhurst

Free

Tom Smith

Free

The Bustard Inn, South Rauceby NG34 8QG

Free

St John the Baptist C. Temple Bruer, LN5 0DE

Free

4 Miles

Tuesday 17th July 10.30 am (Approx 3 Hours) Sheep Wash Saunter

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A circular walk, mostly on good paths but with some field, wood walking and stepping stones across Branston beck. Frequent stops along the route to learn about the history of Branston.

5.5 Miles

Tuesday 17th July 18.15 pm (Approx 3 Hours) Wellingore Area Wander

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A wander around Wellingore & Navenby looking at the spectacular views of the Trent valley. Wellingore was the first village in North Kesteven to be designated a Conservation Area with attractive limestone buildings.

Karen Wood

Free

Ray Holloway

Free

Branston Cafe Lincoln LN4 1NA

Free

The Venue, Navenby LN5 0JJ

Free

6.5 Miles

6.5 Miles

Wednesday 18th July 9 10.30 am (Approx 2 Hours) Bloxholm & Brauncewell Country Estate Brilliant Bloxholm & Brauncewell are delightful discoveries nestled deep in the district of North Kesteven. Look out for hidden medieval villages & the ash dominated woodland at Bloxholm.

Photo Credits: © Ben Wiles

Chris Waddle

Free

Peacock Lodge Bloxholm LN4 3JJ

Free 3.4 Miles


Thursday 19th July 10 19.00 pm (Approx 2 Hours) Kelby, Ancaster Valley, Slate House Fields

Strolling along quiet country roads or field paths, we will visit the sites of Roman chariot racing, Wilsford Mill and a 12th Century church.

Shirley Thompson

Free

Wilsford Village Hall Sleaford NG32 3PF

Free 5 Miles Photo Credits: © Ben Wiles

Thursday 19th July 16.00 pm Tunman (Approx 2.5 Hours) Whisby Pie Night

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Walk out to Tunman Wood & back rewarding yourself with a delicious pie at Whisby. 17.30 pm Whisby (Approx 1 Hour)

Take a shorter walk around Whisby lakes. Wheelchair accessibility for Whisby walk Booking & Pre-order essential

£5 paid in advance Pay & Display

Nigel Webster Whisby Natural World Centre LN6 9BW

4.5 or 1.5 Miles

Friday 20th July 11.00 am (Approx 2 Hours) Branston History Walk

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A circular walk, mostly on good paths but with some field, wood walking and stepping stones across Branston beck. Frequent stops along route to learn about the history of Branston.

Friday 20th July 10.30 am (Approx 2 Hours) Welbourn Walk Ridge & Furrows

Guided walk with local historian Bill Goodhand around the beautiful village of Welbourn following the recently published Welbourn Heritage Trail. The trail will provide inspiration for new permanent artworks by Lyndall Phelps.

Bill Goodhand

Free

Welbourn Village Hall Lincoln LN5 0LZ

Free 1 - 2 Miles

Friday 20th July 13.30 pm (Approx 2 Hours) Welbourn Herb Walk

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Join local medical herbalist, Hannah Sylvester, to identify wild flowers growing along the walk, & learn about their rich history. Price includes an informative handout & a chance to try a herbal tea foraged en-route.

Karen Wood

Free

Hannah Sylvester

£5

Branston Cafe Lincoln LN4 1NA

Free

Welbourn Village Hall Lincoln LN5 0LZ

Free

Booking Information

2.5 Miles

t • 01636 892836

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2.25 Miles

e • walkingfestival@hillholtwood.co.uk


North Kesteven Walking Festival is now in its fifth year and is established as a regular annual event. We would love your feedback to help us improve future events and would be grateful if you completed the feedback forms supplied by the leader at the end of each walk.


Saturday 21st July 9.00 am (Approx 7 Hours) Ridge & Furrows Part 1

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Take part in our hardest & longest walk. This brand new trail will complete the first half of the trek. Transport will be provided back to Sleaford on completion.

Chris Waddle

Free

NK District Car Park Sleaford NG34 7TW

Charges May Apply 15 Miles

Sunday 22nd July 9.00 am (Approx 7 Hours) Ridge & Furrows Part 2

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Complete the second half of our hardest & longest walk, the ridge & furrows trail. Transport to the start will be provided upon completion.

Mike Lock

Free

Memorial Hall Drive Wellingore LN5 0BD

Charges May Apply 15 Miles

Sunday 22nd July 11.30 am (Approx 4 Hours) Waddington Trail Grand Opening

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Celebratory launch of Emblems, six newly commissioned sculptural artworks for the Waddington Trail, by artists Grennan & Sperandio. Walking & talking with Simon Grennan & project historian Dave Reeves.

Simon Grennan & Dave Reeves Redwood Community Centre LN5 9BY

Photo Credits: Š Oliver Woodman

Monday 23rd July 10.00 am (Approx 3 Hours) Stepping Out into Heckington

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Enjoy the sites of 1000 year old Heckington Village & then follow the Car Dyke, an impressive feat of Roman engineering, around the Star Fen for long unbroken views across traditional farming country.

Free

Susannah Willis

Free

Free

Nags Head Inn Heckington NG34 9QZ

Free

5 - 6 Miles

6.1 Miles


Monday 23rd July 19 15.00 pm (Approx 3 Hours) Riverside & Eastern Slea Stepping Out Walk

Tuesday 24th July 10.00 am (Approx 2.5 Hours) On Lincoln’s Edge

Start off in Kingfisher territory in a nature reserve on the river Slea before following its silvery shimmering journey out of Sleaford to enjoy surrounding countryside. A nice mix of experiences for those that enjoy a bit of variety.

Enjoy looking down into Lincoln before descending the hill and trecking the scenic River Witham. The views from the cliff never get old with new things to see developing around the city.

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Gavin Warhurst

Free

Tom Smith

Free

Cogglesford Watermill Sleaford NG34 7EQ

Pay & Display

Bracebridge Heath Village Hall Car Park LN4 2LB

Free

6.4 Miles

5 Miles

Photo Credits: © Oliver Woodman

Booking Information

t • 01636 892836

e • walkingfestival@hillholtwood.co.uk


Tuesday 24th July 9.00 am Lincoln (Approx 6 Hours) Spires & Steeples Trail Part 1

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Take on the Spires & Steeples Trail. A challenging walk to discover rich history along the Spires & Steeples Arts & Heritage Trail A bus service will be provided to take people back to Lincoln.

Wednesday 25th July 9.00 am Metheringham (Approx 6 Hrs) Spires & Steeples Trail Part 2

Part two of the Spires & Steeples Trail. Another challenging walk to discover the rich history along the Spires & Steeples Arts & Heritage Trail. A bus service will be provided to take people back to Metheringham.

Chris Waddle

Free

Chris Waddle

Free

Magna Carta PH Lincoln LN2 1PZ

Pay & Display

Metheringham Playing Fields LN4 3DE

Free

13 Miles

Wednesday 25th July 10.00 am (Approx 2 Hours) Bird Walk at Culverthorpe Lake

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Have a walk around Culverthorpe lake and see the various bird species located in the area. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars!

13 Miles

Wednesday 25th July 24 13.00 pm (Approx 3.5 Hours) Culverthorpe’s Alternative Stepping Out

Explore parts of Culverthorpe’s Stepping Out walks away from the traditional main route. Our guide will lead you along the way, with beautiful scenery & countryside. This tough walk is not to be missed.

Tom Smith

Free

Tom Smith

Free

Culverthorpe Stepping Out Car Park

Free

Culverthorpe Stepping Out Car Park NG32 3NH

Free

1 Mile

Thursday 26th July 25 10.00 am (Approx 2.5 Hours) Blankney Walk Blankney is loved locally for its classical English village beauty & has a history running right back to William The Conqueror. There is a church dedicated to St. Oswald of Northumbria & a golf course laid out on old Hall’s park.

6 Miles

Thursday 26th July 13.30 pm (Approx 2 Hours) Scopwick Walk

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Walk out into the Scopwick area to explore this small village & the surrounding area. A short but rewarding walk, well worth taking.

Ben Wilson

Free

Ben Wilson

Free

Blankney Stepping Out Car Park LN4 3BB

Free

Scopwick Stepping Out Car Park LN4 3NL

Free

3.8 Miles

22

2.3 Miles


Friday 27th July 10.00 am (Approx 4 Hours) Millennium Green Treasure Hunt

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Bring the family & take part in a terrific treasure hunt around the beautiful Millennium green lake. Try not to let the resident birdlife distract you as you follow the clues to uncover the treasure!

Maggie McBreen

Free

Memorial Hall North Hykeham LN6 9RY

Free Under 1 Mile

Friday 27th July 10.00 am (Approx 2.5 Hours) Skellingthorpe Wood

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Take to your feet under the canopy of Skellingthorpe Old Wood & see if you can identify the different tree species found in the area. Learn what efforts are being made to increase biodiversity in this gem of a wood.

Steve Donagain

Free

Skellingthorpe Community Centre LN6 5UT

Free 4.5 Miles

Friday 27th July 21.30 pm (Approx 1.5 Hours) Bat Walk Big Wood

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Come along & see if you can detect one (or all) of the 11 different bat species resident to Norton Big Wood. Bring a detector if you can, but if not, some will be available so you can listen to them fly around the night sky.

Photo Credits: © Source Unknown

Saturday 28th July 10.30 am (All Day Event) Lollycocks Family Fun Day

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Bring the family & enjoy a day getting closer to nature on Lollycocks nature reserve. A wildflower meadow, classic English river & lots of wildlife will ensure a fantastic & fun day on our final event of the NK Walking Festival.

Ben Wilson

Free

Maggie McBreen

Free

Big Wood, Norton Disney LN6 9QG

Free

Lollycocks Nature Reserve, Sleaford NG34 7EF

Free

Booking Information

Under 1 Mile

t • 01636 892836

Under 1 Mile

e • walkingfestival@hillholtwood.co.uk


Walking for Health With walking, you don’t have to do a lot to reap the rewards. The minimum recommendation from doctors to keep your body healthy and prevent illness such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes is 150 minutes of activity a week. So you could look at that as just 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week – and you can break that down into chunks of ten or fifteen minutes at a time if you like.

You don’t have to walk for a long time or at a brisk pace from day one. You can build up as you go. And it won’t be long before you start to see the benefits. “Walking for Health has helped me build up my fitness and lose weight – now I walk for enjoyment, not just around the supermarket” Catherine, walker Walking can help to keep your mind and your social life healthy too, so why not make a start and find a walk near you today. We’re a friendly bunch and we’d love you to join us. www.walkingforhealth.org.uk


NK Social Strollers Health Walks MONDAY

WEDNESDAY

North Hykeham, 10am ONE NK, Moor Lane, North Hykeham, LN6 9AX

60 MINUTES

Whisby Visually Impaired Walk, 10:30am (Alternate Mondays) 60 MINUTES The Natural World Centre, Whisby Nature Park, LN6 9BW

Whisby, 11:30am The Natural World Centre, Whisby Nature Park, LN6 9BW Ruskington, 1:30pm All Saints Church, Manor Street, NG34 9EL

30/60 MINUTES

60 MINUTES

THURSDAY Branston, 11:30am (Alternate Mondays) Branston Cafe, Rectory Lane, LN4 1NA

MINUTES

Heighington, 11:30am (Alternate Mondays) Jubilee Hall, High Street, LN4 1JS

MINUTES

60

60

Waddington, 10am Doctors Surgery, Mere Road, LN5 9NX Skellingthorpe, 11am Community Centre, Lincoln Road, LN5 5UT Sleaford, 1.30pm Leisure Centre, East Banks, NG34 7ET

TUESDAY Heckington, 10:30am Sports and Social Club, Howell Road, NG34 9RX

60 MINUTES

Leasingham, 11am Village Hall, Chapel Lane, NG34 8LB

60 MINUTES

Whisby Dementia Sensory Stroll, 11am (Last Tuesday of each month) The Natural World Centre, Whisby Nature Park, LN6 9BW Sleaford, 1:30pm National Centre for Craft & Design, Navigation Wharf, NG34 7TW

30/60

TIME/ MINUTES Toilet Facilities

90 MINUTES

60 MINUTES

FRIDAY Navenby, 10am Doctors Surgery, Grantham Road, LN5 0JJ Metheringham, 10am Sports Pavilion, Prince’s Street Playing Fields, LN4 3DE

60 MINUTES

90 MINUTES

MINUTES

60 MINUTES

Whisby, 1pm The Natural World Centre, Whisby Nature Park, LN6 9BW

Wheelchair Access

60 MINUTES

SATURDAY North Hykeham, 10am ONE NK, Moor Lane, North Hykeham, LN6 9AX

Refreshments Available

60 MINUTES

60 MINUTES

All walkers will be required to complete a registration form before their first walk. All details are subject to change, please call prior to attendance. For more information please contact; NKHealth@gll.org 0r 01522 701508


Further Information

Stepping Out

• Booking is required for attendance. Please see contact details below. • Under 16’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult • Walk durations are approximate. We recommend you over estimate the times suggested. • A leader will be present at each walk and will start promptly at the programmed times. • Please wear suitable footwear for uneven and muddy terrain. Suitable clothing for all weathers is also recommended. • We recommend you stay hydrated by bringing a drink with you, especially on longer walks. • Parking a vehicle is done so at your own risk • Whilst we attempt to make all of our walks fun and safe, attending an event is done so at your own risk • In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the events team reserves the right to alter or cancel a walk without prior notice. Individuals booked will be informed. • Please only bring dogs on authorised walks. Take responsibility for your pet and keep them on a lead when asked to do so.

The Stepping Out network is a collection of walks, covering over 130 miles, through quiet, unspoilt countryside in the heart of rural Lincolnshire.

Please remember our walk leaders are volunteers and should be treated with respect at all times.

Booking Information t • 01636 892836 e • walkingfestival@hillholtwood.co.uk

For further information visit: www.visitlincolnshire.com www.countrysidenk.co.uk

We’re Going Digital! New for 2018! North Kesteven District Council is working with iFootpath to make all of its Stepping Out walks available on an easy to use mobile app! Get the ifootpath app available to download on Apple (iOS) & Andriod devices & start walking our wonderful routes today! www.ifootpath.com

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