Walking festival returning

The South Lincolnshire Walking Festival has returned to Boston for its second year.

The free festival is organised by Heritage Lincolnshire and invites residents to go on guided walks.

It began on Saturday and will run until October 30, with a number of walks in and around Boston that people can take part in.

Beverley Gormley, cultural events officer for Heritage Lincolnshire, said: “Our pilot festival last autumn attracted more than 1,400 walkers, including 200 children and young people, which shows that there’s a real need in this part of the county.”

Walks are planned for Friday, Saturday and Sundays to give families the opportunity for everyone to come along, with some walks even allowing four-legged friends to join in.

There are six walks around the centre of Boston, and some taking place on the outskirts, and with different difficulty ratings there will be the perfect walk for you.

On Saturday, there is the Central Park, Witham Bank and Witham Way Country Park circular walk starting at Central Park at 11am.

On Sunday, the River Banks walk starts at St Botolph’s footbridge at 11am.

On Friday, October 7, Frampton and Wyberton churches walk meets from 10am at St Thomas’ Church Hall.

Details on scheduled walks in Boston and surrounding areas can be found at www.southlincswalking.com.

The walks are free, but donations are warmly accepted.