Fri 4th October 2024
- Mon 7th October 2024
A brand new walk in the homeland of WalkingWomen sisters Sara and Ginny who grew up in Lincolnshire. A county little visited but with so much to offer with its Wolds walking and a rural area with its own history and traditions. There is local produce to be tried too. Come join the sisters for a fun weekend.
Date: Friday October 4th to Monday October 7th – 3 nights /4 days with 2 days walking.
Guide: Lizzie from Lincolnshire
Walking Grade: 2 Goats. Lincolnshire is a flat county in the East of England and our walks are at the lower end of a Goat 2. We will do 2 full day walks to explore the area but very little ascent and descent and paths are good.
Base: The Admiral Rodney Hotel, Horncastle. A small market town approx 1 hour from the main train station at Grantham. Grantham has direct lines to Edinburgh, Durham, Leeds, Doncaster and south to London.
Arrivals: There will be a pick up from Grantham Station at approx 4pm – the journey to Horncastle by minibus is approx 1 hour. There is a car park at the hotel for those driving.
Departures: After breakfast on Monday around 10am. Book Trains after 11.30am.
If you would like to extend your stay and see more of Lincolnshire just let us know and we can help. The WalkingWomen Team are all Lincolnshire lassies!
Price: £810 per person cost inclusive of:
- 3 nights in solo occupancy ensuite room(there is a discount for sharing – see below)
- Lunches – packed lunch or lunch in local cafes as we walk
- Welcome drink
- 3 dinners at the hotel
- All transport required for walks
- Pick up from Grantham Train Station
- Local Guiding
- Travel to Grantham and return home
- Additional snacks or drinks from the bars
If sharing there is a discount of £100 per person – price £710 per person.
Lincolnshire is one of the least visited counties in England. The capital city is Lincoln with its beautiful cathedral and cobbled streets and home to the Lincoln Imp! Just a few miles away is the town of Horncastle, the gateway to the Wolds and the only rolling hills in the county. The Viking Way runs through this part of Lincolnshire and you can walk for miles.
Lincolnshire is also known for its fenlands – flat flat countryside with big open skies. if you love big skies this is the place for you.
During the weekend you will explore a little of this hidden country and try some of the local walks and taste some of the famous Lincolnshire produce. A county known for farming and fenlands.
The Pilgrim Fathers famously set off to discover America from Boston, Lincolnshire and they gave the name to Boston in the US.
The itinerary may change depending on the weather and at the discretion of our guide but we plan to show you the best of this part of Lincolnshire.
Friday : Arrivals and settle into our hotel.
Short orientation walk around Horncastle if you arrive by 17.00.
18.30 Welcome drinks at the Admiral Rodney followed by dinner.
Saturday: Horncastle to Woodhall Spa along the Viking Way. Approx 7 miles/11km completely flat. The walk takes us along a river and on a disused railway path where you can see sculptures reflecting the local history and wildlife. We arrive at the village of Woodhall Spa. We will stop for lunch before having the option to walk back or to stay a while and get transport back later.
If you fancy a film( there may be an opportunity on Saturday or if you stay longer) there is the unique,very popular Kinema
For golf enthusiasts we walk by Woodhall Spa Golf Course famous amongst golfers.
Evening – meal back at the hotel.
Sunday: a Lincolnshire Wolds Walk 9.5km/6 miles
We will continue exploring parts of the viking way, walking from Horncastle to Belchford. Walking through the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside, we will pass through farmland to the hilltop village of Fulletby. We will walk through this typical wolds village, passing the church and Winn Cottage. Henry Winn (1816-1914) was a parish clerk for 76 years and is noted in the Guinness Book of Records.
After leaving Fulletby we cross a field where the remains of medieval fulletby can be identified by the numerous bumps in the field. From here we may see the distant spires of Lincoln Cathedral. We continue walking along the spine of the Lincolnshire wold until we reach the quiet village of Belchford, in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds. Here we get to sample the delights of a true traditional country pub at The Bluebell Inn.
There is an option to walk back or get transport.
Evening – meal back at the hotel