Lindsey Trail open in Lincolnshire Wolds

LOCAL residents and visitors will soon be able to take advantage of a new long distance multi-user trail which will be opening in the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The Lindsey Trail passes through some of the Wolds most attractive landscape, extending from Market Rasen in the north to Horncastle in the south.

The 69 mile long route is suitable for carriage drivers, horse riders, cyclists and walkers.

The route mainly uses the existing public highway network incorporating both surfaced and unsurfaced quiet lanes, byways and restricted byways.

The Forestry Commission has also provided permission to use over 2.5 miles of forest tracks through Willingham Woods.

The initial idea and route development was undertaken by local carriage drivers.

A number of groups and organisations have now contributed to the project including the British Driving Society (carriage driving group), British Horse Society, Lincolnshire Wolds AONB Countryside Service, Lincolnshire County Council and East Lindsey District Council.

The trail, which will be one of the first long distance routes in the country suitable for carriage drivers, aims to encourage and promote countryside access for the local community and visitors to the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB area.

It will open on Sunday April 29.