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Access for everyone on organised walks in Lincolnshire

9th May 2016

This news article is from Handicare UK. Articles that appear on this website are for information purposes only.

The Wolds Walking Festival 2016 has committed to making its rambles the most inclusive yet, opting for a theme that aims to create ‘Access For Everyone’ wanting to get up from their rise recliner chair to enjoy the stunning Lincolnshire countryside.

From May 21st until June 5th a series of short, long and gentle walks will inspire young and old to take a stroll through the attractive Lincolnshire Wolds. This year, event organisers are keen to encourage those less confident walking with special walks devised for those with dementia or reduced mobility. 

The wheelchair and scooter friendly walks include a tour around the pretty village of Donington-on-Bain, guided by a member of Lincolnshire County Council’s Historic Environment Team, encouraging participating ramblers to learn more about the area’s roots.

Likewise the two-mile Heritage Walk through Market Rasen is an opportunity for visitors to learn more about the town’s important buildings. Those unfamiliar with the Wolds might also enjoy a turn around Tathwell. A former chaplain estate village, the walk at Tathwell includes some of the best views Lincolnshire has to offer, the perfect introduction to the stunning region.

Whether interested in history or nature, long hikes or short strolls, the festival aims to encourage people from all walks of life to get moving and exploring the area. As well as the special walks, there are plenty of walks that also cater to families with children and pets, and all walks are detailed in the Wolds Walking Festival brochure for 2016.

The festival, now in its twelfth year, celebrates the great outdoors and Lincolnshire’s status as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 2016’s festival is also a chance to welcome even more participants to this already popular annual event, with the key theme inspiring walking that’s accessible for everyone.

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