Walking North Lincolnshire

Be part of our Year of Walking Festival

Later this year, in autumn, we are hosting our first ever walking festival and everyone is welcome to join in the fun and explore the beautiful landscapes across North Lincolnshire.

The festival will take place from Saturday 28 September until Sunday 13 October promoting a variety of free activities, including historic walks, bug/wildlife hunts or a walk where you can meet new people.

There is an abundance of walking groups and volunteers who are already established in their local communities that we would love to be part of this festival.

To get involved you will need to register your event as part of the festival and you can do this by following the instructions below.

Join the North Lincolnshire Walking Festival 2024 Facebook group and create an event.

When creating an event on Facebook please include the following details:

  • Dates, times, meeting points, estimated duration/length of walk and parking.
  • If your activity has a limited number of places, please include details for residents to reserve a place.
  • If your activity includes optional extras, such as refreshments or meals.

Once the event is approved, it will also feature on LiveWell North Lincolnshire as part of the Year of Walking Festival.

For anyone who does not have access to Facebook please complete our online events form and our team will be able to assist you with getting your event registered and listed.

If you would like to speak to a member of the team call 01724 298087 or email walking@northlincs.gov.uk.

Walks in North Lincolnshire take in the mysterious and breath-taking; from historic airfields to a 12th Century Abbey.  No matter who you are, you can be sure to find a walk to suit any ability or age.

Finding a walk to suit you

All of our upcoming walks are listed below. If you click on the title of the walk, a map showing the starting location and details will appear below the table.

Social walks

Our social walks are free volunteer led walks ranging mostly from one to three miles in distance.

All of the walks are led and supported by at least two trained walk leaders, (one with first aid equipment). Everybody is welcome to join any of the walks. There is no need to book prior to your walk. Simply turn up on the day and find one of the walk leaders (they will be wearing a high visibility vest).

  • Please wear comfortable shoes with grip and be aware that some walks may be muddy in places. It is also advisable to bring a drink with you, particularly in warmer weather
  • Please consider residents and other road users when parking and allow adequate room for farming vehicles. Please do not park on verges, block driveways and always consider the Highway Code when parking
  • Assistance dogs are welcome on walks.
  • In severe weather conditions, walks may be cancelled. Please call 01724 298087 before 9.30am on the day of the walk if you are in any doubt that a walk will be taking place.
  • If you are attending for the first time, please arrive 5 to 10 minutes earlier than the noted start time to complete a short briefing.

View the complete summer walks programme [PDF, 3Mb] or search in the interactive table below. Additional information is also available on the Visit North Lincolnshire website.

Upcoming walks are listed below. Click on the title of the walk to show the starting location.

Sign up to Walking North Lincolnshire

If you would like to keep up to date with information about Walking North Lincolnshire, please sign up below.

Walking Routes

If you would prefer to walk on your own schedule, there are over 140 mapped walking routes across North Lincolnshire to explore.

Community Walks

Alongside the Walking North Lincolnshire programme, there are dozens of walking groups across North Lincolnshire. To find walks in your community, visit LiveWell, North Lincolnshire’s directory of activities.

Want to establish your own walk?

We offer guidance and support to individuals or groups who would like to set up their own walking groups in communities, workplaces, parishes or social groups.

Our FREE support includes:

  • Walking toolkits including everything you need to set up and run a walking group, including first aid kits, high-visibility vests and checklists.
  • Confidence building sessions to help build your confidence to lead group walks.
  • ‘On the walk’ support, to develop your skills whilst taking part in a walk.
  • Support and guidance once a group is established to help you to grow.

We’re here to support you as much or as little as you need.

For more information, please contact walking@northlincs.gov.uk or call 01724 298087.


For longer walks, The Scunthorpe Ramblers group meet regularly across North Lincolnshire. The Ramblers is Britain’s largest walking charity with 38,000 led walks nationally, every year. For more information please visit the Ramblers website.

Health benefits of walking

Regular walking can help improve your:

  • confidence
  • stamina
  • energy levels
  • weight control
  • immune system
  • life expectancy.

Walking can also help to reduce the risk of:

  • strokes
  • high blood pressure
  • stress and anxiety
  • coronary heart disease
  • bowel cancer
  • arthritis.
  • poor sleep patterns.

Walking North Lincolnshire Testimonials

The walks are now becoming very popular, with some getting attendances of over 60!

Don’t just take our word for it, see what some of our walkers have to say about the Led Health Walks:

Group of friends walking in woodland

Large group walking through a field

Woman leading a walking group

”Great scheme, friendly atmosphere, nice people”

”An enjoyable outing, promoting a healthier lifestyle with leadership and companionship, very worthwhile”

”Nice walks, nice people, nice morning out (and good for my health). A good selection of different people, all working together for a different purpose, no one left out”

”It is a pleasure to be walking again with a pleasant group of people who all have something in common – the pleasure of walking!”

”The Walk Leaders make the the walks as interesting as possible. They are also very considerate. It really is like one large family going for a walk plus a chat and a ‘bun and coffee’ at the end – this also brings walkers closer together”

”I have been on three walks in the last two weeks. I find the walks excellent, the leaders very good and everyone is friendly”

”My son rings every night from Cyprus and I rarely have anything interesting to say. I can’t wait to tell him about my walk in the woods. He’ll be so pleased!”

“Whenever I come over to Lincolnshire from my home in America I join the walks , the people are so friendly and the countryside is so beautiful “

“I have made over 100 new friends since I joined the walks and I didn’t know any of these people before “

Parent and child looking at wild flowers

What is Live Well North Lincolnshire?

Live Well North Lincolnshire is an online information hub to help you to find a wide range of organisations, support groups, community groups, events and activities to support you to live your best life.

Most of the information in the directory is local, and in addition, there is information about other organisations which may not based locally but can support people living and working in North Lincolnshire.

Live Well is a community tool that is completely free to use and is continuously being developed.