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THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR WALKING
The Navenby Health Walk is a friendly group which meets every Friday morning at The Surgery, Grantham Road, Navenby for a 10.00am start for a led walk of between 2-4 miles. Parking is available and if you drive you may be asked to carry a few passengers if our destination is away from the village. The group operates as part of the North Kesteven Social Strollers scheme, more details of which can be found on Facebook or @NKHealthWalks on Twitter. Alternatively, please ring either the Navenby Health Walk Leader, Ray Holloway, on 01522 811839 or Dean Reed, 1Life Health & Wellbeing Manager on 01522 820272 or e-mail Dean Reed,

The scheme is open to anyone – it is not necessary to be a Navenby/Wellingore resident and the ‘Social’ part of the name is felt to be important too, giving walkers the chance to meet and chat with other people – it is not a race or endurance test! As well as being completely free of charge, a particular feature of ‘Walking for Health’ is that, once a simple registration form is completed prior to the initial walk participation, the walker is able to walk with any of the locally run schemes/led walks, which operate from Mon-Sat from various villages and Nature Parks. The scheme also includes specific walks from other locations for Dementia sufferers and the Visually Impaired, so it tries to give everyone the chance to enjoy the pleasure of being in the great outdoors.

Preceptory Walk
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This whole area is very fortunate in having a wide variety of good scenery, ranging from wide open views, well-kept footpaths, riversides and sheltered woodlands, easily accessible to the public. It is also well served by these 2 festivals (plus The Wolds Walking Festival), together with the many ‘Stepping Out’ routes shown in NK booklets (see www.countrysidenk.co.uk), which can be tackled alone or in family groups, for those who prefer not to walk with an organised group.
Finally, walking outdoors with a group has been proved to be a great ’feel-good’ activity, both mentally & physically, in all weather conditions so it really is worth giving it a go. There is no obligation or expectation to attend every week and no requirement to commit prior to each weekly stroll so, if you don’t like to be outdoors when it is hot/cold/dry/wet/windy/snowing etc, you can just stay at home instead, without feeling at all guilty. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome, but must keep their owners on a lead!
Wellingore Walk
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The 2017 North Kesteven Walking Festival was held over 2 weeks in July 2017 and featured 2 walks which included the Coleby/Boothby Graffoe/Navenby/Wellingore areas. Brian Holman led a party of 20 walkers on a circular route from Coleby to Wellingore and return of about 7.5 miles on Sun 16 July and Ray Holloway led a party of 27 walkers (and 2 dogs) on an evening walk of about 6.5 miles in the Wellingore/Navenby area on Mon 17 July. Both walks enjoyed hot, mainly dry weather and the Monday evening walk captured a great view of the sun starting to set from the Viking Way.

The next festival will be the South Lincs Walking Festival which will be held over 6 weekends from 23 Sep to 29 Oct 2017 and feature approximately 80 walks of varying length spread around the whole Lincolnshire area. More details can be found at SouthLincsWalking.com

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