Horncastle is ready to host finale to Walking Festival

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Hundreds of people are expected in Horncastle next weekend for the finale of the Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival.

The two day programme will be hosted by the Horncastle Walkers are Welcome Group.

Traditionally, the festival ends with a day of walks, but Horncastle is going one better.

The town will feature a lively weekend programme, with 12 walks and much more besides - including a flypast by a Lancaster bomber from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

On Saturday (May 31), Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is holding an open day at Snipe Dales Country Park, between 10am-3.30pm.

The Sir Joseph Banks Centre is hosting its Crafters’ Guild between 10am-4pm with a wide variety of handcrafted work for sale.

At 12 noon there will be a walk along Horncastle Canal and the Spa Trail with a coach laid on to return walkers to the start point. Booking is essential,

Alternatively, there is a chance to discover Horncastle’s Heritage on a short walk around the town at 3pm, or prepare to be horrified on the ‘Horrible Horncastle’ walk at 6pm.

The evening finishes with a Horncastle & District Lions charity barbeque at the Sir Joseph Banks Centre from 6–9pm.

On Sunday 1 June, all walks set off from Stanhope Hall with choices ranging from ten miles across local countryside to Sir Joseph Banks Town Walks.

Live music will be provided in the afternoon and everyone will return to Stanhope Hall for the cutting of the Festival’s tenth birthday cake (3.30pm) and the BBMF fly past (3.50pm).

*Details from www.woldswalkingfestival.co.uk.