Lincolnshire Wolds Outdoor Festival set to Return this May and June

Following a successful first outing in 2022, the Lincolnshire Wolds Outdoor Festival will be returning for a second time from 20th May until 11th June, starting with a celebration of all things outdoors at the South Ormsby Estate.

The festival encourages participants to get out and explore the stunning scenery of the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty whilst taking part in an array of exciting activities and learning the fascinating history that lies on many of our doorsteps.

This year the festival will also be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wolds being designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with over 150 events and activities planned to take place across the area over the course of the three-week festival.

Planned activities include clay pigeon shooting, hikes, guided tours, gliding, horse riding, dance classes, river dipping, den building, fly fishing and much more, with most activities free of charge or available at a greatly reduced cost.

There are things for people of all ages to take part in, with many of the activities designed to give people the opportunity to explore new skills and hobbies that they may not usually try.

Many of the activities will require booking in advance so it is recommended to do so as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Up to date details of the events and activities can be found at

The festival is run collaboratively by a steering group of organisations, including: The Ramblers, Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service, Active Lincolnshire, Stourton Estates, South Ormsby Estate Heritage Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire County Council, North Lincolnshire Council, North East Lincolnshire Council and East and West Lindsey District Councils; with East Lindsey District Council serving as lead delivery partner.

Karen Edwards, Place Officer at East Lindsey District Council, said: “I am delighted to see the Outdoor Festival returning following the success of last year, providing residents and visitors alike with the opportunity to explore and learn about the stunning Lincolnshire Wolds that make up such a large part of our district and county.

“It is great to see that we have another packed schedule organised, and I hope that people will come along and enjoy some of the vast number of planned activities and events, perhaps discover some new skills and hobbies, and certainly experience the incredible surroundings of the Wolds.”