Walkers Are Welcome in Market Rasen

Market Rasen is located on the River Rase at the heart of North Lincolnshire, approximately 150 miles north of London and 15 miles north-east of Lincoln.

 

The town has a population of around 5,000 and is within the West Lindsey District which covers an area of approximately 115,357 hectares (445 square miles / 1154 sq kms) and has a population of around 77,000.

 

It is a quiet market town to the west of the Wolds and surrounded by woodlands within the predominantly rural West Lindsey district. Once described by Charles Dickens as the 'sleepiest town in England', it is home to the picturesque Market Rasen racecourse. Much development occurred in Victorian times but there are some notable earlier buildings, including the partly 15th-century St.Thomas's Church.

Just to the East of Market Rasen is the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).  The Lincolnshire Wolds is the highest land in eastern England between Kent and Yorkshire, rising to nearly 160m near Normanby le Wold. Man has settled in this area since prehistoric times; follow ancient track ways, see the distant spires of medieval churches and absorb a landscape and views that has inspired writers and artists for generations. Today the Wolds is a living, working landscape with a network of footpaths and bridleways enabling us to get off the beaten track to enjoy the area.

 

The name Market Rasen derives from Old English and means 'place at (market) the planks' which would refer to a plank bridge across the river. The name appeared in the 14th-century as Marketrasyn.

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ANNUAL WALKING WEEKEND 2014

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th October

Start from the Market Square, MARKET RASEN

A choice of FREE walks.

All guided unless stated otherwise.

Saturday 4th October

ALL DAY – our ‘Walkers Are Welcome’ display stall in Market Square with leaflets, information and advice.

9:30am - 2:00pm* - BUS WALK

Depart 09:40 Interconnect No.3 bus to Nettleton, walk back to Market Rasen via Normanby-le-Wold, Walesby, Risby Manor

and Willingham Woods (picnic lunch, weather permitting, near Ramblers’ Church around midday)

Leader Paul Hiley 8 miles (walk is free, bus fare applies)

Pace: moderate - Equipment: boots, waterproofs, picnic and drinks.

2:00pm – NORDIC WALKING

Leader Julie Platt

Equipment: trainers or trainer type shoes- not walking boots, comfortable lightweight active leisure clothes - poles are available to borrow if required.

Maximum number 10 - over 18s or 14+ with Adult – phone booking essential

Sunday 5th October

10.00am – NORDIC WALKING

Leader: Julie Platt

Equipment: trainers or trainer type shoes- not walking boots, comfortable lightweight active leisure clothes – poles are available to borrow if required.

Maximum number 10 - over 18s or 14+ with Adult – phone booking essential

10:00am – 4:30pm* - EXTENDED ROUTE WITH A VIEW

Leader: Gary Beighton – 11 miles

11:00am – 1:00pm* - A WALK IN WILLINGHAM WOODS

Leader: Jackie Brown – 4 miles

12:00pm – 3:00pm* - NOVA SCOTIA CIRCULAR ROUTE

Leader: Lynda Bowen – 5 miles

2:00pm – NORDIC WALKING

Leader: Julie Platt

Equipment: trainers or trainer type shoes- not walking boots, comfortable lightweight active leisure clothes – poles are available to borrow if required.

Maximum number 10 - over 18s or 14+ with Adult – phone booking essential

2:30pm – INTRODUCTION TO GEOCACHING – a real-world treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices

Leader: Mike Eckersley, at the Festival Hall, Market Rasen.

Maximum number 10 – phone booking essential

* finish times are approximate

ALL DAY - a self-guided Heritage Buildings walk around the town - produced and kindly supplied by the Rase Heritage Society

ALL DAY - a self-guided Family Trail

 

 

 

Local Events provided by our friends at the Ramblers Association and others:

 

Wednesday 3rd SEPTEMBER

Start: 10am at Chambers Farm Wood, off the B1202 between Wragby & Bardney for a 10 mile walk.

Map Ref: TF 148739

Organised by Lincoln Ramblers.

Leader: 01522-810580

weblink: www.lincolnshireramblers.org.uk

Wednesday 15th OCTOBER

Start: 10am at John Street car park, Market Rasen for a 10 mile walk.

Map Ref: TF108891

Organised by Lincoln Ramblers.

Leader: 01522-531895

weblink: www.lincolnshireramblers.org.uk

Sunday 9th NOVEMBER

Start: 10am at Village Hall, LUDFORD for a 9 mile walk.

Map Ref: TF203892

Organised by Horncastle Ramblers.

Leader: 01673-857557

weblink: www.lincolnshireramblers.org.uk

Wednesday 19th NOVEMBER

Start: 10am at main car park, Willingham Woods near Market Rasen on the A631 road for a 10 mile walk.

Map Ref: TF138884

Organised by Lincoln Ramblers.

Leader: 01522-889125.

weblink: www.lincolnshireramblers.org.uk

Sunday 14th DECEMBER

Start: 10am at main car park, Willingham Woods near Market Rasen on the A631 road for a 9 mile walk.

Map Ref: TF139884

Organised by Horncastle Ramblers.

Leader: 01790-754959

weblink: www.lincolnshireramblers.org.uk

Market Rasen Health Walks »

 

Every Thursday

Meet at John St car-park in Market Rasen (Free Parking)

 

Contact Jackie Brown - 07778 622925

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