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Get out for a healthy walk
Health Walks

If you fancy getting out and about this winter why not try a led walk in your local area? Held each week they are a great way to improve fitness and feel healthier. Find out more below:
Follow the links below to find out about walks near you
More about health walks Around Sleaford
The Deepings Around Bourne
Around Grantham Around Stamford
 
Health Walks In The Deepings
Thursday afternoons. Unless stated the walks will be 40-60 minutes. Shorter walks will be optional. Please meet at 1.45 for a 2pm departure. Refreshments available for 50p. For out of town walks the group car share where possible.

When?
Meet in the foyer of the Deepings Community Centre, Douglas Road, off Godsey
Lane, Market Deeping (free car parking available) on the following dates:

Thurs 7 & 21 July, 18 August, 15 & 22 September
Thurs 6 & 20 October, 17 & 24 November

Meet at the Roman Catholic Church, Hereward Way, Deeping St James (free car
parking available) on the following dates:

Thurs 14 July – for an out of town walk at Ferry Meadows with the Ranger, for a
‘talk & walk’
Thurs 28 July
Thurs 4 August
Thurs 11 August – for an out of town walk at Wothorpe Woods and ruins
Thurs 25 August
Thurs 1, 8 & 29 September
Thurs 13 October for out of town walk (details tba)
Thurs 27 October
Thurs 3 November
Thurs 10 November for out of town walk at Crowland
Thurs 1 & 8 December

Venues:
- Deepings Community Centre on Douglas Road, off Godsey Lane, Market Deeping - meet in the foyer. Free parking.
-The Roman Catholic Church on Hereward Way, Deeping St James, free parking. Meet in the car park.

Health Walks Around Grantham
Every Wednesday meeting at 12.50 inside the foyer of the Guildhall Arts Centre, St Peter's Hill, Grantham for departure at 1pm (for a 40-55 minute walk). Closest parking available at Welham Street car park, which is pay and display.

In addition there will be a walk in the surrounding villages on the morning of the first Friday of the month. These walks will last approximately 1 1/2 hours. Contact Health Walks Officer for further details. Refreshments will be available.
When?
Every Wednesday - 1pm - Guildhall Arts Centre
Fri 5 Aug 10.00 Meet at Grantham Bus Station for a bus to Barrowby, followed by a 5 mile walk from Barrowby to Belton (refreshments at Belton Garden Centre) and return by bus to Grantham
Fri 2 Sep 10.00 Meet in the car park of The Stag Inn, Barkston for a 4 ½ mile circular walk, which includes a steep climb up Minnett’s Hill. Wonderful views across Belton village and the Witham Valley. NB. Lincolnshire Road Car bus service available to
Barkston.
Fri 7 Oct 10.15 Meet at Belton House Lion Gates, Belton Lane, Grantham for a walk of 2-4 miles in the grounds of Belton House.
Fri 4 Nov 10.15 Meet at Asda (front entrance) for 4 ½ mile circular walk around the Barrowby Gate estate. This walk is considered suitable for both pushchairs and
wheelchairs (a couple of slight inclines).
Fri 2 Dec 10.15 Meet at Downtown Superstore for a 4 mile circular walk, ascending Gonerby Hill to Great Gonerby, returning to Downtown for refreshment and to visit
the Christmas displays

Health Walks Around Sleaford

Walks take place every Tuesday, meeting inside the Hub Craft Centre, Navigation Wharf, Carre Street, Sleaford from 12.50, departure at 1pm. These walks will be 40-60 minutes. Pay and Display car parking available at Eastgate or Money's Yard. Opportunity to stop for refreshments after the walk.

Walks take place every Wednesday, meeting at Sleaford Leisure Centre, East Banks
at 1.50 for departure at 2pm. These walks will be led by Leisure Centre staff and will
take between 45-60 minutes. They are especially suitable for those who are currently
less active and possibly new to, or returning to exercise. Please note that this is a new
walk and arrangements may be amended to suit demand, therefore please contact
Sleaford Leisure Centre on 01529 303081 to confirm arrangements.

Once a month, there will be a Health Walk Extra. These walks will be longer and
more challenging, upto 4/5 miles in length and may include stiles, inclines etc.
Walking shoes or boots are advised..

When?
Every Tuesday - 1pm - The Hub Craft Centre
Every Wednesday - 2pm - Sleaford Leisure Centre, East Banks
Thurs 21 Jul 10.00am The Red Lion Public House, Dunston
Thurs 18 Aug 10.00am Village Green car park, High Street, Heckington (for those interested, there will be an opportunity to visit the windmill in the afternoon)
Thurs 15 Sep tba Arrangements are being made for a day trip to Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve just outside Skegness. There will be a small charge for this walk.
Fri 21 Oct 10.00am Outside The Natural World Centre, Whisby Nature
Park, Lincoln. This walk is accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs.
Fri 18 Nov 10.00am The Royal Oak, Royal Oak Lane, Aubourn
Fri 16 Dec 10.00am Stepping Out Car Park, Dunston Fen Lane, Dunston (N.B. This car park is signposted off the B1188 at Dunston)

Health Walks Around Bourne
Weekly walks take place on Wednesday afternoons, meeting at the following venues at 1.50 for departure at 2pm. Walks will be 40-60 minutes. There will be the opportunity to stop for refreshments after the walk . Occasionally, transport will be shared to neighbouring villages for a walk.
When?
Wed 27th July - Bourne Woods Edenham Road car park
Wed 3rd, 17th & 31st August - Sainsburys, Exeter Road, Bourne
Wed 10th & 24th August - Bourne Woods
Wed 14th & 28th September - Sainsburys
Wed 7th & 21st September - Bourne Woods
Wed 12th & 26th October - Sainsburys
Wed 5th and 19th October - Bourne Woods
Wed 9th & 23rd November - Sainsburys
Wed 2nd, 16th & 30th November - Bourne Woods
Wed 7th & 21st December - Sainsburys
Wed 14th December - Bourne Woods
In addition there are slightly longer walks on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, taking 1 to 1 1/4 hours. Meet at 1.50 at the venue shown below. Bring your own drinks.
Sat 23rd July Hereward Medical Centre, Exeter Street, Bourne - Circular 2.8 mile walk
Sat 6th August Bourne Woods, Car Park, Edenham Road - Circular 3 mile walk
Sat 20th August Lawrance Park car park, Crown Lane, Thurlby - Circular 3 mile walk
Sat 3rd September Grimsthorpe Park* Route A – Circular 2.5 mile walk
Sat 17th September Grimsthorpe Park* Route B – Circular 3 mile walk
Sat 1st October Hare and Hounds Inn, Greatford - Circular 3.5 mile walk
Sat 15th October Hereward Medical Centre, Exeter Street, Bourne - Circular 2.8 mile walk
Sat 5th November T B A
Sat 19th November Bourne Woods , Car Park, Edenham Road - Circular 3 mile walk
Sat 3rd December T B A
Sat 17th December Hereward Medical Centre, Exeter Street, Bourne - Circular 2.8 mile walk
* For these walks, please meet at the entrance gate for Grimsthorpe Castle on the A151 at the top of the hill in Grimsthorpe village, parking will be available within the
grounds.

Health Walks Around Stamford
Walks every Monday afternoon and a welcome to new walkers. Walkers meet (except for the second Monday of the month, see below) at the Lady Anne’s Hotel, St Martins
Without, Stamford, at 1.45 pm for departure at 2 pm. There are a choice of walks in and around Stamford: in Burghley Park to the Lion Bridge or the Sculpture Garden; in the Meadows towards Tinwell and along Melancholy Walk; past Wothorpe Towers towards Easton-on-the-Hill; past Hudd’s Mill on the lower meadows towards Uffington; and some interesting detours. The main walk is 2 to 3 miles, but arrangements for a shorter and less challenging walk can be made for those who want it. (And sometimes a few keen walkers branch off with a walk leader for a longer walk.)
When?
Every Monday - 2pm - Lady Anne's Hotel

Out-of-town walks
On the second Monday of the month, the group take a walk ‘out of town’.
11 July Ferry Meadows, Peterborough
8 August Blatherwycke area
12 September Grimsthorpe Park area
10 October Clipsham Yew Tree avenue and woods
14 November Wansford (Old Sulehay Forest) area
12 December Hills and Holes, Barnack (morning walk followed by Christmas
lunch)

On these out-of-town walks, most walkers prefer to meet at a venue near the start of
the walk. Providing we know beforehand, arrangements can be made to collect
anyone who needs transport from Lady Anne’s Hotel. The Stamford walk message
line (07092 355946) will have details of the meeting point for the current walk, as
should the current Stamford Mercury ‘What’s on’ diary.
The Stamford group are looking for volunteers to be ‘walk buddies’, to accompany
walkers on the shorter walks. If anyone is interested, please contact Kate Holley.
 

 

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