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Kington Spring Walking Festival

Kington Spring Walking Festival

April 19, 2024 - April 21, 2024
Contact: Rebecca Ellesmere | Email: info@kingtonwalks.org | Phone: 07708668316 |

Come and join us for our Spring Walking Festival. We will be offering a variety of walks in and around the beautiful market town of Kington. The walks will vary from 3 to 14 miles, taking in hills, mountains, some covering specific areas of interest. On the Saturday we will have our usual pub quiz. Check out our website for details and booking.


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Alton Walking Festival May 2024

Alton Walking Festival May 2024

May 1, 2024 - May 31, 2024

Contact: Natalie Beckell | Email: community@alton.gov.uk | Phone: 0142083986 |

The 12th Alton Walking Festival features over 100 walks in & around Alton & the surrounding countryside throughout the month of May, making it possibly the largest, longest such event in the South of England.

Walk Alton has planned this year's programme with walks varying in length from short town walks, themed walks & long ‘spider’ walks back to Alton from the surrounding towns, the longest being 26 miles long. 

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Kirkby Stephen celebrate May National Walking Month

Kirkby Stephen celebrate May National Walking Month

May 2, 2024 10:30 AM - May 30, 2024 10:30 AM
Contact: Ann Sandell | Email: waw@uppereden.org.uk | Phone: 01768371976 |

Kirkby Stephen will be celebrating one walk a week during May. All meet at The Cloisters, Kirkby Stephen 10:30 on Thursday to walk out or car share about 3 miles. Suggested donation £1. See our website as details are loaded.

Lady Anne's Way, Mallerstang/Lakes Field Walk, John Strutt Conservation Foundation/Pennine Journey, Nateby/Coast to Coast, Waitby/Kirkby Stephen Poetry Path.

We hold weekly short walks plus longer walks in summer and events.

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Bingley Walkers are Welcome Walking Festival 2024

Bingley Walkers are Welcome Walking Festival 2024

May 6, 2024 7:00 AM - May 6, 2024 2:00 PM
Contact: Christine McCabe | Email: christine.mccabe@intamail.com | Phone: +441274496675 |

Our annual one day walking festival which includes five walks. A "Dawn Chorus Bird Walk" followed by our annual long distance walk heading over Bingley Moor to Ilkley. Sarah from Black Girls Hiking will lead "Bingley's Hidden Secrets Walk" followed by "A Bridges of Bingley Walk". In the afternoon "A New Look at St Ives" takes in local views over the Aire Valley following recent tree felling.


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Whitchurch Shropshire Walking Festival 2024

Whitchurch Shropshire Walking Festival 2024

May 10, 2024 8:30 AM - May 12, 2024 5:30 PM
Contact: Malcolm Monie | Email: festival@whitchurchwalkers.co.uk | Phone: 07746687242 |

Three days of walks and evening activities from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th May. A varied programme with 21 walks [3 - 11 miles]; something for all walking abilities and interests. Evening social activities include a Folk Session on the Friday and a Ceilidh on the Saturday. Bookings are now open and the full programme is available on our website. 

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Newton Stewart Walking Festival

Newton Stewart Walking Festival

May 10, 2024 - May 16, 2024
Email: info@walkfestnewtonstewart.com |

A week of around 30 guided walks and evening events exploring the wild hills, rugged coastline, rolling countryside and attractive villages of Galloway in south west Scotland.

We've been running for 20 years and look forward to welcoming old friends and new visitors to Newton Stewart - one of Scotland's longest established Walkers are Welcome towns. 

Full programme details and online booking via our website.


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Whitchurch, Hampshire – A Weekend of Celebration

Whitchurch, Hampshire – A Weekend of Celebration

May 11, 2024 - May 12, 2024
Contact: Jackie Browne | Email: waw@whitchurchassociation.org.uk |

Beginning with a 1-day music & arts event, this vibrant festival spotlights some of the country’s best traditional folk musicians, performing at intimate venues across the town. Enjoy interactive workshops, dance and arts & crafts and local food & drink.

Celebrating National Walking Month & the 15th anniversary of our popular waymarked Mill Trail, join us on Sunday at 10.30 for a free guided walk following the headwaters of our beautiful River Test chalk stream. Video 

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Round & About Walks, Bishop's Castle

Round & About Walks, Bishop’s Castle

May 14, 2024 - May 27, 2024
Contact: Jean Shirley | Email: jeanshirley@btinternet.com |

This circular Ramble (23 miles) runs between Bishop's Castle and Clun, taking in Bury Ditches, the Walcot Estate and bits of the Shropshire Way and Offa’s Dyke. It divides into a fairly gentle Amble (10 miles), more challenging Scramble (13 miles) and shorter distances if you choose.

We mark the routes thoroughly with arrows, and send detailed maps with full directions in roughly 3-mile sections to your email address:

Bishop's Castle Walking Festival

Bishop’s Castle Walking Festival

May 16, 2024 - May 19, 2024
Contact: Paul Badderley |

Our guided walks are led by experienced local volunteers and offer a great choice of walk length and terrain. 

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Winchcombe 'Cotswolds' Walking Festival

Winchcombe ‘Cotswolds’ Walking Festival

May 17, 2024 - May 19, 2024
Contact: Sheila Talbot | Email: info@winchcombewelcomeswalkers.com |

Our popular award-winning walking festival is open for bookings. We offer 21 walks over 3 days, with something to suit everyone, from a 21 mile challenge to a town stroll identifying pubs past and present. 

The countryside around Winchcombe is at its best in May and our walks discover some hidden gems. Join festival-goers for an evening meal and quiz or attend a talk about farming for wildlife.


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North Wessex Downs National Landscape Walking Festival 2024

North Wessex Downs National Landscape Walking Festival 2024

May 31, 2024 - June 9, 2024
Contact: North Wessex Downs | Email: info@northwessexdowns.org.uk | Phone: 01249 706101 |

Join our knowledgeable guides as they reveal some of their favourite places in the North Wessex Downs. 29 walks are on offer seeking out wildlife, history & culture, opportunities to picnic with the family or simply soak up the views from the top of the Downs; this year there are even more farm walks where you can hear from the farmers about their work.

Most walks are free & must be pre-booked. Download programme leaflet

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Corsham Walking Festival 7th - 9th June 2024

Corsham Walking Festival 7th – 9th June 2024

June 7, 2024 - June 9, 2024
Email: chair@corshamwalkingfestival.org.uk |

Join us in Wiltshire for our 10th annual walking festival.  20 guided walks will take place in the Corsham area over the weekend.  With walks varying in length between 2.5 - 16 miles, you are sure to find something to suit you.  Booking opens on 2nd April.  For more details on the walks and booking arrangements, visit our website.


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The Quantock Hills Walking Festival – 14th – 16th June 2024

The Quantock Hills Walking Festival – 14th – 16th June 2024

June 14, 2024 9:00 AM - June 16, 2024 4:00 PM
Contact: Lynne Abbott | Email: stoweywalking@gmail.com |

This year’s 3 day festival hosted by Stowey Walking and sponsored by the Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme, offers walks for all abilities, including a nature ramble, poetry walks and a 39 mile ‘challenge’ event from Chard to Kilve.

All weekend walks are followed with delicious tea and cake here in Nether Stowey.

For further information on the various walks and to book your place see our website.


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Otley Walking Festival 2024

Otley Walking Festival 2024

June 22, 2024 - June 30, 2024
Contact: Stuart Fildes | Email: stuartfildes256@gmail.com | Phone: +447967636281 |

You will be sure of a warm welcome at the 23rd Otley Walking Festival in stunning Wharfedale. With good company and fantastic scenery assured we have around 50 great walks – short town walks, strenuous moorland hikes and everything in between, plus a full evening events programme. Some walks and events require booking, for these booking opens 1 May 2024.

For the full programme see our website.  Contact us at otleywalkingfestival@mail.com  


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Evesham Walking Festival

Evesham Walking Festival

June 26, 2024 - June 30, 2024
Contact: Alan | Email: info@eveshamwalkfest.org.uk |

The Festival is now open for booking! Details are available for the five day programme of walks through the Vale of Evesham, the North Cotswolds and Worcestershire.

This is the fifth year of the Festival, and promises to be bigger and better than ever, with 23 walks ranging from a four day 40 mile linear walk along the Wychavon Way, to short circular walks around the region’s most beautiful scenery.


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