Hi, my name is Tony and I am the owner and guide of Lincs Wold Walking. Since I was a boy I have enjoyed getting out into our great British countryside, exploring by foot, cycle or canoe. The UK has so much to offer with fantastic hills, mountains and coasts just waiting to be discovered.
I’ve been walking and mountaineering all my life and there are not many wild places in England and Wales that Ive not explored. I’ve completed a Mountain Leadership Course and am a Volunteer Walk Leader in the ‘Walking for Health’ programme. I include the Lakeland Three Thousanders, the Cleveland Way and the South West Coast and Pembrokeshire Coastal Paths as some of my greatest walking achievements.
In late 2010 I retired from teaching in Essex and my wife, dog and I moved to the Lincolnshire Wolds. We chose the area because of its unspolit natural beauty, central location to the rest of the UK and its friendly people. Even though I have not lived here for long I have submersed myself in everything that the Wolds has to offer and have my favourite walks that my Springer Spaniel Oscar and I love.
The great thing about moving to somewhere new is that you can reveal its marvelousness to friends and family when they come to visit – I’ve had many visitors not wanting to leave! I have led many walks with friends and Scout groups in the past and sharing the natural beauty around us with people is a passion of mine and thats how Lincs Wold Walking came about.
About the lincolnshire wolds
For many, the vision they have of Lincolnshire is one of flat and vast fields of vegetables, or Butlins or Lincoln Cathedral, but Lincolnshire has a lot more to offer a visitor. There are the uncrowded and sandy beaches that stretch northwards from Mablethorpe to Theddlethorpe Dunes National Nature Reserve, the UK’s largest colony of Grey Seals at Donna Nook and the historic market towns of Louth and Horncastle. But the jewel in this vast county has to be the Lincolnshire Wolds, crowned an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1973.
The Lincolnshire Wolds lie in the north-eastern quarter of the county of Lincolnshire, mid-way between Lincoln and the coast. The AONB comprises an area of 558 km² (216 miles²), while the wider Lincolnshire Wolds Character/Natural Area incorporates the two neighbouring areas of the ‘Spilsby Crescent’ to the south and the remaining chalk uplands to the north with views over the Humber Estuary.
The Wolds combines a dramatic western scarp, rolling chalk uplands with steep-sided dry valleys and former sea cliff on the eastern edge. The terrain is mostly gentle hills and valleys and some level ground. Most of the guided walks are on footpaths and bridleways which are generally well drained due to the chalk sub soil. There may be a little walking on minor lanes and roads, but the chances of a meeting a car whatever time of year is far and few between.