LINCOLNSHIRE AREA

RAMBLERS' ASSOCIATION

 

Welcome to the Lincolnshire Area web site of the Ramblers' Association. Our area is comprised of 11 local groups. See our walks programmes by selecting below. In addition, we have a '20 - 40' Group  specifically for younger folk of the Area. For details visit http://www.lincswalkinggroup.org.uk

  See our led walks programmes of 630 walks in the year, covering the whole county and beyond..    

Any Questions? Contact Colin Smith (see contacts page)

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Lincolnshire County

The historic county of Lincolnshire lies on the east coast of Britain between the Humber Estuary and The Wash.

The most scenic part of the county is the 'The Lincolnshire Wolds', designated as one of  Britain's "Area's of Outstanding Natural Beauty." (AONB). However, the other areas of the county have plenty of interesting scenery and walks to offer. A visit to this stone benches manufacturer is well worth the visit to see how stone benches are made in a time honoured fashion to this day. If timber is more your cup of tea then a visit to a teak garden furniture manufacturer or wooden dining sets carpenter is also worth noting.

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Long Distance Paths. The county has several long distance footpaths including, the Viking Way, Macmillan Way, Lindsey Loop, Plogsland Round, Gingerbread Way, Nev Cole Way, Wanderlust Way and Towers Way  The latest is Danelaw Way from Lincoln to Stamford.

 

   The Ramblers' Association  

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Exists to facilitate, for the benefit of everyone:-

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The enjoyment and discovery that walking outdoors can bring; and to promote respect for the life of the countryside.

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The association encourages walking; protects rights of way; defends the beauty of the countryside; and has campaigned for many years for freedom to roam over uncultivated, open country.

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The association is a democratic, voluntary organisation, registered as a charity (no.1093577).

 

 

 News Update

1. Update - Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival 2008

2008 was the year of the fourth Festival,  from 17th May to 1st June and helped by the good weather the event was again very successful.   This year there were more than 50 walks during the 16 days. Interest certainly grows year by year The attendance this year was around 2300, up 20% on last year.

There were special interest walks, including history, geology, nature and health as well as day rambles, evening strolls and much more. So whatever your age, ability or interest, you are sure to find something to suit! Don't forget to look out for details of next year's festival, which will be held about the same time.

 

 Leaflets and further information are available from louthinfo@e-lindsey.gov.uk . Alternatively, visit the website on www.woldswalkingfestival.co.uk  or phone 01507 609289.

   

        

       

 2. NEW short led walks for Lincoln RA Group.

 

Joan Wright & Miriam Smith started these walks in Feb.  The walks are now called Wednesday Ambles and there is  one walk each month, although not on any particular Wednesday. Walks are nominally 4 to 5 miles long, currently starting at 10.30, usually planned to finish at around 1 pm. Contact them for further details by phone (or e-mail Colin Smith  - see Contacts Page) . Below are details of forthcoming walks. We are seeking leaders for October, December and beyond. Can you help?

 

Date

Time

Location

Description

Grid Ref

Name

Telephone

Jul 23

10.30

Whisby Nature Park Car park

To walk to towards Tunman Wood

272/912662

Miriam & Colin

01522 682479

Aug 20

10.30

Fiskerton

Village Hall

272/051720

Georgina Patrick

01522 694879

Sep 24

10.30

Southrey

Old railway CP

273/138664

Jack

01507 523085

Oct 22

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 26

10.30

Ingham

Village Hall

272/944835

Dave

01522 730461

Dec 17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.   20s - 30s Walking Group.

If you are aged around 20 to 40 and prefer to walk most of the time with your own age group rather than with the more senior RA members why not consider joining the Lincolnshire Walking Group. This Group is part of the Lincolnshire Area RA but it draws its membership from the whole county rather than local districts as is the case with the normal Groups.

This Group offers you an easy way to make new friends and enjoy the great outdoors with a wide variety of walks ranging from easy rambles to energetic mountain hikes. Longer country stays can be arranged in log cabins or in camping sites.It also holds regular social events at least once a month. To learn more visit the web site www.lincswalkinggroup.org.uk or phone Stuart Parker on 01522 534655

 

 

4. Lincolnshire footpath and bridleway map on the web.

   Lincolnshire County Council now have on their website a new online tool, launched in March 2006, which enables you to find routes and open areas with public access for walking, cycling and riding in Lincolnshire.  You can zoom in and out at different scales, and find locations by village name, or postcode. You can access the map via the link to the Countryside Access Map page: http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/section.asp?catId=9854

Once on this page, reach the map itself by going to the bottom and clicking countryside Access Map in the External Weblinks Box.

This map is very useful to those planning walking cycling or horse riding routes. The buttons on the map give the following:

   Location - This button shows you location within Lincolnshire on a county outline map

   Info - Provides information on a route such as path reference, legal status and length

  Key - Use the drop down to select what you want to see by activity (walking, cycling

and riding routes)

  Find - Search for paths by village name, postcode or path reference.

 

 Interactive web walks.

   As a spin-off from the above map facility the county council has produced some interactive 'webwalk' versions of their new walk leaflet series. On the Countryside Access Map page click the 'Lincolnshire Walks' link. On the new page are the walk leaflets now available. Those with a webwalk version are marked with an asterisk. Also available is the leaflet on techniques and playing styles.

On the maps of the walks you can click on marked points to see a photo of the item, be it a view, a stile or even a waymarker. The type of surface is also shown.

Finally, the County Council is keen to hear your comments and suggestions on the site.

 

 

 

 

5. ' The Danelaw Way' -  a 60 mile recreational walk from Lincoln to Stamford.

 

This guidebook of the new route written by the late Brett Collier is in  book shops price 5.95. Brett devised this new route since it had long been his wish to have an alternative to the southern half of the Viking Way which ends in Lincolnshire (Stamford) rather than outside (Oakham).

The book is also available by mail order price 6.75, including postage and packing from : -Miriam and Colin Smith,   phone 01522 682479,  e-mail Colin Smith - (see Contacts Page)

 

An attractive cloth badge is also available for 1.25 plus SAE

 

Please make cheques payable for book and/or badge to Lincoln Group Ramblers' Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Viking Way badges

 Lincoln Group RA has now taken over the stocks  and badges can be purchased at 1.25 each plus SAE from

 Miriam and Colin Smith,  phone 01522 682479, e-mail (see Contacts Page)

Please make cheques payable for the badge to Lincoln Group Ramblers' Association.

 



7. 'Lindsey Loop' and 'Plogsland Round'

These are now available in bookshops or by post from Miriam and Colin Smith,  phone 01522 682479,

 e-mail (see Contacts Page)

'Lindsey Loop' costs 5.95 plus postage and 'Plogsland Round' costs 5.50 plus postage.

Attractive cloth badges for both these walks are  available for 1.25 each plus SA