Here's a reminder that we're taking part in the Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival.
Get into your stride and discover more about a local curiosity at this year’s Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival.
St Andrew’s Hospice is taking part in the festival this year by hosting a walk that explores what is locally known as Peaks Tunnel, even though it is actually a bridge.
Hospice director Geoff Hirst will be guiding walkers on a 3.5-mile route on Sunday, June 3 to find out more about the landmark.
He said: “Peaks Tunnel has always fascinated me because it’s not a tunnel at all. The area was the railway line to London, which closed many years ago. I’ve got a map from the 1960s, and there is definitely no tunnel. The name has developed locally and must have something to do with Peaks Lane and Peaks Farm.”
Geoff has been a director at St Andrew’s for 14 years and has supported the charity in the past through his career. He is looking forward to welcoming walkers to the hospice as the start point.
“It’s a chance for people to learn more about what we do, as well as enjoying a nice walk,” said Geoff, whose youngest son Justin is acting as back marker for the event.
“I’ve organised walks for the festival for the past seven years, and each time have been blessed with good weather. It grew from a Sunday morning walking club which used to exist in Keelby, where I live, and I do enjoy walking.
“I’ve been looking at doing something different and for this year, Peaks Tunnel is my choice. I hope people share my curiosity about it.”
Walkers are invited to assemble at St Andrew’s Hospice at 11am, and will be taken on a circular route to the former farm access bridge and on public footpaths, skirting Scartho before turning back across open fields. The terrain is graded as easy, but does include walking on tracks and the route will also go directly alongside the busy Peaks Parkway.
This is a free event, but donations for the hospice and the walking festival are welcome. For more information about the festival, click here.