New event to celebrate the ‘Great Outdoors’ in Lincolnshire

A new Lincolnshire Wolds Outdoor Festival is set to launch in April 2022.

Celebrating the great outdoors, the new event will take place across a whole host of locations and is scheduled to run from 30 April to 5 June 2022.

While plans are still being finalised, the event aims to showcase everything the Lincolnshire Wolds has to offer, from walking to horse riding, and cycling to fishing.

Originally set to take place in May 2021, the inaugural event was postponed because of Covid restrictions and lockdowns.

Now organisers are planning a launch for spring 2022.

And the new event – which is the successor to the Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival – aims to broaden the appeal of that festival by celebrating the Wolds as a place to visit, get active, and explore.

As well as featuring traditional outdoor pursuits such as walking, cycling and horse riding, it will now include more outdoor activities, from fishing to yoga, and golf to water sports.

Helping to set the scene, a new inspirational video – which can be seen on the Festival website – highlights some of the other outdoor activities available in the area, including flying and even motor racing.

With 216 square miles of countryside, rolling hills and picturesque hidden valleys, the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) has long attracted walkers and cyclists.

Criss crossed with walking trails and routes, including the long distance Viking Way, the countryside – a landscape that inspired Alfred, Lord Tennyson, who was born and brought up there – is also where you can find ‘Ramblers’ Church, an iconic medieval building overlooking the village of Walesby on the Viking Way.

Cyclists have a wealth of routes to choose from, along country lanes, uncluttered roads and across ridge-tops, while The National Cycle network from Hull to Harwich, also passes through the Lincolnshire Wolds,

But for those looking for a little more adrenaline filled outdoor pursuits, the Wolds has also long been a spot perfect for flying, with a rich aviation heritage stretching back to the First World War, and home to a motor racing track nicknamed the ‘mini Nürburgring’.

The Wolds Gliding Club offers a 20-minute trail flight, or even a chance to take a course and learn to pilot a gilder (https://www.wolds-gliding.com), while set in spectacular countryside, Cadwell Park’s twisty and undulating nature, winding through open park and woodland, has marked it out as one of the best circuits in the country for motor racing (http://www.cadwellpark.co.uk).

For the latest details about the Lincolnshire Wolds Outdoor Festival, visit https://woldsoutdoorfestival.com

For tourist information about visiting the county, see www.visitlincolnshire.com

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