The Festival is one of the largest and well attended events of its kind in the UK – delivering 16 days of inspirational walking activity across the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
This nomination is on behalf of the Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival Partnership. Currently hosted via Heritage Lincolnshire (HL) its success has been heavily dependent upon a wide partnership of organisations – including East Lindsey District Council, West Lindsey District Council, Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service, Lincolnshire County Council, East Lindsey Heart Support Group and the Lincolnshire Ramblers.
The Steering Group has had an excellent track record in securing external funding to ensure the continuation of the Festival, including welcomed contributions from LEADER, the local Healthy Walking programmes and the AONB Partnership (Lincolnshire Wolds Joint Advisory Committee). The Group has developed its own robust Business Plan to help explore new avenues of funding, including reviewing charging for some activities and developing on-line giving and corporate sponsorship.