100 Voices included eight walking and cycling trails around the city and surrounding countryside to commemorate 100 years of the RAF in 2018 and the close association that Lincoln and Lincolnshire has with aviation.
100 Voices told the story of the RAF through the people who have experienced it, both men and women in military and civilian roles. Each of the 100 Voices was presented on a “Wing” which were placed in 100 different locations around Lincoln and Lincolnshire that have an association with the RAF.
The 100 Voices were spread over 8 different trails, each with their own iconic RAF aircraft wing shape. There were 4 family friendly walking trails and 4 cycling trails, ranging from easy off-road routes to more challenging long distance routes. You could discover individual accounts of Lincoln’s association with the RAF as you come across the wings, or follow one of the many trails to find out more.
Spitfire on Steep Hill
Proctor on Route 64
Sopwith at West Common
Explore the city of Lincoln with our 4 family friendly walking trails that take you through the heart of the city and around the Cathedral Quarter.
The shortest trails are in the city centre (Hawk and Spitfire) and will take roughly one hour. The Lancaster trail will take you out to the International Bomber Command Centre to the south of the city and the Sopwith Camel trail is a 6-mile urban hike with many hidden surprises! If you fancy taking part in a longer walk, the Proctor trail is a 6 mile each way walk to Doddington Hall from Lincoln City Centre or a 30-minute family-friendly bike ride on a safe, traffic-free cycle route.
Each of the family walking and cycling trails has a question on each wing. Answer each question on the trail to get your wings. If you complete all 5 trails you’ll earn your pilot’s licence!
As well as 4 family walking trails in the city there are also 4 cycle routes to explore ranging from 12 miles to over 50 miles. These trails explore the countryside around Lincoln and will take you to places with a rich association with the RAF, from former airfields to operational sites and RAF Cranwell.
The trails are intended for all to enjoy; so stretch your legs, dust off your bike and explore parts of the city that you might not have seen before!
Pick up a cycling trail leaflet at the Visitor Information Centre and information points across the city or download here.