Guided Walks

Want to get outside for a walk, without the stress of navigating or finding a route? Then join our small sociable guided day walks across the country including Lincolnshire, New Forest, Wales and the Peak District to name a few. The purpose of these walks is to enjoy being in the fresh air, let daily stresses go, and a chance for you to relax. All the walks will be at a nice gentle pace with opportunities to stop and admire the views, listen to nature and have some time for yourself.

We will constantly be updating this page with new walk dates, so please do keep checking back. If there is a particular area where you would like to see a walk, then please do drop us a email at and we can certainly organise one for you.

To book onto a guided walk please click here


Lincolnshire Views Walk, Lincolnshire Wolds - EVENT FULL

Lincolnshire Wolds Walk
View across the Lincolnshire Wolds


Saturday 21st August

Start/Finish time

Meet at 0945 (aim to leave at 1000), finish by 1600 (6 hours)

Start location

Pay and Display car park in John Street, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire. Postcode LN8 3HH


10.3 miles (16.5 km)

Total ascent

560ft (170m)

Difficulty rating


Getting there

The start/finish point of the walk can be accessed by car or by taking a train to Market Rasen station, a very short walk from the start.


Toilets may be available at John Street in Market Rasen at the start/end of the walk.


Cafés and pubs in Market Rasen

Other practical information

The route is mostly on good footpaths and bridleways but sturdy shoes are recommended as they can be muddy at times. There is one steep descent and ascent on the route. Please make sure you are prepared for all British weather conditions – hot weather and rain!!


£20 per person

Walk Overview

This circular route from Market Rasen covers a variety of terrain from woodlands to farm tracks in the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). The walk offers some of the best views in Lincolnshire across the Wolds, the Trent Valley towards Nottingham in the west and towards Lincoln in the south. There is also a chance to explore the restored All Saints’ Church in Walesby, affectionately known as the Ramblers’ Church, and a chance of spotting kestrels.

What’s included?

Professionally planned day walk led by qualified and experienced Mountain Leaders with up-to-date first aid training and public liability insurance.

What’s not included?

  • Travel to/from the walk
  • Lunch, snacks and drinks
  • Accommodation

To book onto this walk please click here

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I book?

Booking is straightforward via our online booking form which can be found here. Once we receive confirmation of your booking, we will send over an invoice which can be paid via bank transfer. Once we’ve received this, we can confirm your place on the walk.

Q. Who will be leading the walk?

Whats Not To Hike walks are led by qualified and experienced Mountain Leaders or Hill and Moorland Leaders. All of our leaders are first aid qualified and have extensive experience leading walks throughout the UK and often overseas. They will be carrying full safety equipment and first aid kits with them at all times.

Q: How big will the group be on the guided day walks?

Group size varies but there will be a maximum ratio of 12 participants to one leader on our guided day walks.

Q: How fit do I need to be to participate in your guided day walks?

The purpose of our guided day walks is to enjoy being in the fresh air and to provide an opportunity to relax and let go of daily stresses. All the walks will be at a nice gentle pace with opportunities to stop and admire the views, listen to nature and have some time to yourself. Your leader/s will manage the pace to ensure everyone has an enjoyable day. If you have any concerns, please contact us at where we would be happy to discuss the walk in more detail.

Q: Do you include drinks, snacks and/or a lunch?

No food or drinks are included in the price so please bring your own lunch, snacks and drinks as we will take plenty of stops to enjoy these at various scenic spots during the day. If you are unsure how much food or drink to bring, please email us at and we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Q: What should I wear?

  • Sturdy shoes (ideally walking boots or walking shoes) with good socks – it’s a really good idea to make sure you have worn in the boots/shoes before the day!
  • Layers: base layer (eg shirt or t-shirt), mid layer (fleece jumper) plus additional layers if you tend to get cold. Try to avoid cotton if possible as it isn’t great when wet.
  • Trousers: walking trousers, shorts or sports leggings (preferably no jeans)
  • Waterproof coat
  • Gloves, scarf, hat / sun hat depending on the weather

Q: What do I need to bring?

The kit required for the day may vary depending on the weather but as a minimum we ask that you bring the following items:

  • Rucksack
  • Water – at least 1 litre, more in hot weather
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Personal medication
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Face mask – you won’t be expected to wear this on the walk but may need it to use local facilities or in an emergency
  • Personal first aid kit – blister plasters, plasters, antiseptic wipes etc (we will carry a first aid kit, but due to covid we ask participants to bring basic items if possible)
  • Walking poles (optional but can helps knees on the descents)
  • Waterproof over trousers (optional but will keep you warm and dry in heavy rain!)

If you have any questions on the kit requirements above, please contact us at to discuss.

Q: Can children come on your guided day walks?

Our guided day walks are currently for over 18s only, however we plan to organise some family friendly walks in the near future. If you would like us to organise a bespoke day for your family, please contact us at and we would be happy to arrange this for you.

Q: Can my dog come on your guided day walks?

We love dogs at Whats Not To Hike and will make every effort to accommodate them on our guided day walks, although this may not always be possible. If you would like to bring a dog on any of our walks, please contact us at to discuss.

Q: Are there toilets available on the walk?

We aim to start and finish at a location where toilets are available but there will often not be any facilities whilst on the route. If you need the toilet during the walk, please let one of our leaders know and they will find a discrete area for you.

Q: I’m worried about attending the event on my own, do you get many participants joining the walk solo?

Most of our participants come on their own and end up leaving the walk having made new like-minded friends who they continue to go walking with in the future.

Q: How do you ensure the guided day walks are Covid safe?

Whats Not to Hike guided walks take place entirely outdoors which has been shown to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission. All our leaders take a covid test 24 hours before the walk. Any equipment that may be lent to participants is fully cleaned before the walk. To further minimise the risks, we also recommend the follow precautions:

  • Try to walk in smaller groups of 2-3 people
  • Carry a bottle of hand sanitiser with you on the walk which you can use if you need to touch any gates or other surfaces
  • Do not share food with other members of the group.
  • Carry a face mask with you on the walks in case you need to wear it in an emergency

If you wish to see a copy of our Covid-19 Code of Practice, please email

Q: What should I do if I can no longer make the walk?

If you can no longer attend the walk, we ask that you contact us at as soon as possible. Details of our cancellation policy can be found here.

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