Wolds Walking Fest is biggest one ever

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THE HUGELY popular Wolds Walking Festival returns this weekend for its eighth year - and it promises to be bigger and better than ever!

This year’s festival contains no fewer than 90 walks spread over more than two weeks.

And it all kicks off on Saturday with a launch event at Gunby Hall, and several walks in the area immediately around the historic site.

“Now in its eighth year, we are delighted to be able to offer over 90 walks, taking place in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and surrounding countryside, enticing you to explore the landscape and heritage of this stunning part of Lincolnshire,” said a spokesperson.

“There are walks to suit all ages, abilities and interests and this year we are pleased to be offering walks for those with restricted mobility, families, walks with illustrated talks - and even a walk for dogs!

“This year our leaders have provided some great walks over the extended Bank Holiday (June 4 and 5) to help make memories of our Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

“This is a chance to join others, make new friends, stay healthy and learn more about some fantastic heritage - and discover just why our Walk Leaders love to walk!” they added.

The festival’s launch at Gunby Hall will run from 10.30am to 4pm.

Walks on the opening day include treks from Skegness Railway Station to Gunby, a shorter walk across the Gunby estate and more.

For details got to www.woldswalkingfestival.co.uk or call 01507 609740. Walk brochures are also available at sites across the area.