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Ridges & Furrows Arts & Heritage Trail celebrates its launch with guided walks as part of the North Kesteven Walking Festival

15th June 2018

The Ridges & Furrows Arts & Heritage Trail celebrates its launch this summer with a series of walks as part of North Kesteven Walking Festival. The trail extends from The National Centre for Craft & Design in Sleaford to Whisby Nature Park, travelling along the Lincoln Edge and visiting numerous villages and places of interest along the way.

Also launching as part of the project this July is a new heritage trail for Waddington village initiated by Waddington Parish Council and artsNK, and funded by Heritage Lottery and Arts Council Lottery. As part of the trail a series of six permanent artworks by international artist duo Simon Grennan and Christopher Sperandio are being installed in Waddington.  Grennan & Sperandio have been working in the village since April 2017, talking to local residents as well as delivering art activities with school children and local community groups. The series of six sculptures are inspired by stories and tales from Waddington’s history that have emerged from the community workshops. Entitled Emblems the sculptures are situated on buildings both in the upper and lower village.

All of the artworks are covered in the new Waddington Heritage Trail guide.  The guides will be available from July ready for a launch event and trail walk on Sunday 22 July.

Ridges & Furrows Walk Details are as follows:

Welbourn Guided Walk, Free

Friday 20 July, 10.30am

This guided walk with local historian Bill Goodhand around the beautiful village of Welbourn, will follow the recently published Welbourn Heritage Trail, which will provide the inspiration for new permanent artworks by Lyndall Phelps.

Starting from the Village Hall.

Suitable for all ages.
Approx. 2 hours, 1-2 miles, including refreshments

Please book through Hill Holt Wood t: 01636 892836



Ridges & Furrows Two Part Full Trail Walk


Part 1: Saturday 21st July


Starting from NK District Car Park in Sleaford this 15 mile walk will take you along the first section of the Ridges & Furrows Trail. Transported will be provided back to Sleaford at the end of the walk.

Part 2: Sunday 22nd July


Starting at Wellingore Memorial Hall, the second 15 mile section of the Ridges & Furrows trail will be led by Mike Lock. Transport to the start will be provided upon completion.

You are welcome to do just one day or both.

Please book through Hill Holt Wood t: 01636 892836



Waddington Trail – Grand Opening Launch


Sunday 22 July 2018, 11.30am

Redwood Drive Community Centre, Waddington, LN5 9NB

Join us for the launch of ‘Emblems’, the newly commissioned sculptural artworks for the Waddington Trail, by artists Grennan & Sperandio. 

A launch event with light lunch will take place at Redwood Community Centre  from 11.30 – 12.15, followed by a walk with artist Simon Grennan and project historian Dave Reeves, who will explain the concepts and inspiration for the artworks and uncover the hidden history of key locations in Waddington.

The walk starts from Redwood Community Centre (parking available) following the launch and will take approx 3 hours (5-6 miles) from 12.30pm – 3.30pm, with a break at Waddington Community Hub at 1.30pm for refreshments and musical entertainment.

Everyone welcome.

To reserve your place please contact or phone 01529 410595 (please state if you would like to attend the launch and walk, or just the first part of the event).

 For more information about the Ridges & Furrows Arts & Heritage Trail visit:

For the full list of North Kesteven Walking Festival walks visit

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