New walk added to Stepping Out

A new walk has been added to the ever-popular Stepping Out programme in time for the summer.

North Kesteven District Council, which organises the trails, has devised the new six-mile route in Heckington.

Included in the route are the historic, man-made Car Dyke which dates from around 125AD and runs from Lincoln to Peterborough, The Henry and Edward Godson Alms Houses used to house the sick and needy until 1912 and St Andrew’s Church.

It adds to an already extensive set of walks through the quiet, unspoilt countryside in the heart of rural Lincolnshire.

Councillor Lindsey Cawrey, Executive Board Member for Leisure and Cultural Services, said: “The introduction of a new walk in the hidden gem of Heckington and the surrounding countryside will fill a gap that we have in our Stepping Out route to the south of the District.

“We’re encouraging people to be more active more often and this walk is a step in the right direction towards better health and wellbeing.

“This is a welcome addition to the already popular Stepping Out scheme and great timing for families looking to enjoy something for free on their doorstep in the summer holidays.”

The Stepping Out walks have been carefully chosen to bring North Kesteven’s unique heritage to life with routes ranging from less than three to nine miles, meaning there’s something for everyone.

The network covers more than 130 miles with each walk accompanied by a detailed map that can be downloaded from