30th April 2022: Outdoor Festival Activity Day

We are excited to launch the Lincolnshire Wolds Outdoor Festival at Stourton Woods with an Activity Day on 30th April 2022.  A large variety of outdoor activities and local businesses will be on site – full details below!

The Lincolnshire Wolds Outdoor Festival is a brand-new event, set to hit venues across the Lincolnshire Wolds from 30th April – 5th June 2022.  The aim of the festival is to provide a huge variety of outdoor activities and to showcase all the area has to offer in terms of sports, recreation, exploration, discovery and fun.  We want to support local businesses, increase participation in outdoor leisure activities and show how amazing the Lincolnshire Wolds really are.

The aim is to make this event accessible to as many people as possible and therefore entry to the estate between 10am – 4pm on this day is FREE.  Many of the activities will also be provided at the lowest cost possible – or they will be running a short taster sessions for you to try out!  This is a great opportunity to speak to local businesses and organisations who run activities and businesses in the Lincolnshire Wolds.

If you would like to get involved in the Festival across the Lincolnshire Wolds or would like further information, please take a look at the Outdoor Festival Website or email Outdoorfest@e-lindsey.gov.uk 

There is so much going on here on 30th April, make sure you wear sensible shoes and clothing in order to take part in as many activities as possible:

You can visit the army truck and stand to see military kit and try to identify hidden equipment located in the woodland,

Bring your kids bike so they can try out a short off road mountain bike track created by Focus Rides, it is important you book this in advance for more details please click here.

Perhaps indulge in some relaxing woodland yoga from Humberside Sunshine Yoga with Isabella Balkus taking place at 11am (bring your own mat if possible) or if you’re feeling more energetic book your place at 10.30 am for your bootcamp sessions run by Earn Your Fizz Fitness!

The Woodland Trust will be bringing some activities for families and some FREE saplings for you to take home and plant locally,

There are two led walks taking place in and around the estate for you to book onto directly with walk leaders in advance:

  • a 9 mile walk starting at 11am from Stourton Woods, to book your place(s) please email Alex Russell on azze32@hotmail.com
  • a 4 mile walk starting at 10am from Hemingby Flood Defence, to book your place(s) please email Julian Fairchild on growlingbadger@btinternet.com

The Ramblers will also have an information stand promoting healthy walking

Back to Bear will be on site for you to have a go at archery, crossbow and axe throwing.

Go on a guided discovery about the world of hedges with a tour looking at the plants and wildlife that can be found in hedges and associated folklore with the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service.

Our very own Deer safaris will be running at intervals throughout the day

Heritage Lincolnshire will be on site sharing details of activities taking place across Lincolnshire this season.

Have a go at a meditative dance workshop with headphones provided in the privacy of the orchard at 10.30am run by We Dance Free this activity has limited numbers and should be booked in advance here

Bushcraft experiences will be provided by Wild woodcraft where you might learn how to create primitive tools, or how to build a fire!

You have the opportunity to  learn and watch how to do fly fishing on the lake with fly tying techniques through the Featherbenders Fly Tying Club.

The Lincolnshire Co-op will be sharing details of Health Walks taking place across Lincolnshire.  The Butterfly Conservation Trust will be running an activity to help identify butterflies with a small prize winning ‘spotting sheet’.

A short nature trail will be organised by Lincolnshire County Council – see their stand on the day!

There will be hot and cold drinks and refreshments on site throughout the day with bacon and egg rolls early doors followed by beef and venison burgers expertly cooked by Amy Job’s Lincoln Russet as well as delicious sweet and savoury crepes (with gluten free and vegan options available) provided by Fleurs Kitchen… we’re getting peckish just thinking about these!

The event will be supported by St John’s Ambulance and professional car parking services provided by David Skells

In addition, a minibus will be running from Horncastle directly to Stourton Woods (and back!) at hourly intervals through the day.

Altogether (after almost 2 years of planning and re-organising due to Covid!) this is a day not to be missed so we really hope to see you here!

If you have any queries please contact us directly and we will do our best to help you, and finally if you can’t make this date, don’t forget Stourton Woods will be open EVERY Sunday from 1st May – September 2022 so there are plenty of other opportunities to come & see us 🙂

There are also other walks taking place across the estate throughout May:

11th May: a 9 mile walk starting at 10am from Stourton Woods – to book email Geoff Newmarch – geoffreynewmarch1@gmail.com

11th May: a 3 mile walk starting at 8.30pm from Stourton Woods – to book email Geoff Newmarch – geoffreynewmarch1@gmail.com

18th May: a 9 mile walk starting at 10am from Stourton Woods – to book email Tony Dean – a.dean3@live.co.uk

25th May: a 9 mile walk starting at 10am from Stourton Woods, to book email Alex Russell – azze32@hotmail.com

Let us have your Feedback!

If you attended the day and took part in an activity we would love your feedback – this will help shape the future of the festival, please provide this on the following link – you have the chance to win a £100 Lincolnshire food hamper if you complete before 30th June!


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Visitors should access the estate from the A158, a map showing how to find us is available here.

Look out for the temporary road signage which will be put up on the verges of surrounding main roads indicating access to the venue on the day.