Walking Festivals

Walking Festival & Events 2018

Send us the name of your town, dates, brief information and a website link if you have one.

 

If you are holding a WaW walking festival or launching your newly accredited WaW town or village why not invite visitors to the launch event.  Send us the name of your town or village, dates, brief information and a website link if you have one.

Upcoming Festivals and Events

Chepstow Walking Festival

Chepstow Walking Festival

April 4, 2018 - April 8, 2018
Contact: Helen Kenneally | Email: chepstowwaw@hotmail.co.uk | Phone: 01291641856 |

Firmly established on the walker's calendar, this popular festival brings something new to those who live locally or are visitors to the area. By joining a walk led by an experienced walk leader, a landscape that you thought of as familiar will be rediscovered.

Walks vary in length 3 - 15 miles with something to suit most abilities.

£5 per walk or buy Supersaver ticket at £15 which allows you to join as many walks as you wish.


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Kington Spring Walking Weekend

Kington Spring Walking Weekend

April 20, 2018 - April 22, 2018
Contact: Helen Yeoman | Email: info@kingtonwalks.org | Phone: 07552087786 |

Due to the success and popularity of our main walking festival in September, Kington is now offering a spring walking weekend. Join knowledgeable walk leaders for a two-day walk along Offa’s Dyke from Hay on Wye to Knighton and discover the raw beauty of the Welsh Marches in spring;  discover apple orchards, wild bluebells, local gardens in bloom, nature walks to wildlife reserves and England’s highest golf course. Check out our website - spaces are filling up

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Newton Stewart Walking Festival

Newton Stewart Walking Festival

May 11, 2018 7:00 AM - May 17, 2018 6:00 PM
Contact: Booking line | Phone: 07421312056 |

Join us for the 16th Newton Stewart Walking Festival, which offers a week long programme of 30 guided walks exploring the wild hills, rugged coastline, rolling countryside and dark skies of Galloway, South West Scotland.

All walks are led by knowledgeable local guides and range from pleasant 5 mile rambles through attractive woodland and along unspoilt coastline to 16 mile mountain adventures exploring the wildest corners of the Galloway Hills.


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6th Whitchurch Shropshire Walking Festival

6th Whitchurch Shropshire Walking Festival

May 11, 2018 9:00 - May 13, 2018 6:30 PM
Contact: Malcolm Monie | Email: whitchurchwalkers@gmail.com | Phone: 01948663609 |

We look forward to welcoming you to our 6th walking festival.

We have a varied programme on offer, with walks varying from 2-3 mile historical walks to the 18 miler Whitchurch Wheel & some using a canal boat . There are evening events too with a film on Friday as well as a live folk music session open to all and a Ceilidh on Saturday night.

See our website and Facebook page for programme. www.facebook.com/groups/whitchurchwalkers


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Winchcombe Cotswolds Walking Festival

Winchcombe Cotswolds Walking Festival

May 18, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Contact: Winchcombe TIC | Email: info@winchcombewelcomeswalkers.com | Phone: 01242602925

Come and explore the beautiful Cotswolds landscape at our popular three day walking festival centred on a Saxon town. We have 24 walks ranging from 13 miles to 1.5 miles visiting e.g. a castle, old brewery, old trackways, a Roman villa plus the odd tearoom and pub. The walks cater for all abilities and more information can be found on our website

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Elham Valley Walking Festival

Elham Valley Walking Festival

June 2, 2018 - June 3, 2018
Contact: Peter Corkill | Email: petercorkill@gmail.com | Phone: 01303840269 |

Set here in the beautiful Kent Downs, our walks range in distance from one to twenty-three miles and include visits to vineyards, exquisite gardens, charming villages, special woodlands, a fun walk for children and the challenging Elham Valley Way.

This year we extend to all participants an invitation to join us at the end of each day for a wind-down and social event: refreshment provided!


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Corsham Walking Festival

Corsham Walking Festival

June 8, 2018 - June 10, 2018
Contact: Barry Cox |

Visit this historic Wiltshire market town on the fringe of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where Corsham Court’s peacocks wander the streets.
On this our 5th Walking Festival we have twenty-three walks for all abilities and interests exploring the local and surrounding picturesque rolling countryside on paths dating back to Roman times.
There is also a Saturday evening quiz and buffet, a favourite of past Festivals.


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Otley Walking Festival

Otley Walking Festival

June 23, 2018 - July 1, 2018
Email: otleywalkingfestival@mail.com |

With 49 walks and events, there’s been something for everyone.  Favourites like the Six Dales Trail, Cakes and Ale, Otley in Bloom.  New themed walks – By Water and Steam, Three Churches Walk, The Chevin Revealed, The Road to Marston Moor, Birdsong Walk at Gallows Hill – too many to mention! The Festival Office number is 07564 625129

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Westmorland Dales Day

Westmorland Dales Day

July 29, 2018 10:00 AM - July 29, 2018 4:00 PM
Contact: Ann Sandell | Email: waw@uppereden.org.uk | Phone: 01768371976 |

Explore the Upper Eden and Westmorland Dales
A day of festivities including a selection of walks to showcase the area sandwiched in spectacular landscape and heritage between the Yorkshire Dales National Park and North Pennines AONB.
Full details to follow see website


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White Cliffs Walking Festival

White Cliffs Walking Festival

August 23, 2018 - August 29, 2018
Contact: Mr Les Preston | Email: les@skynet4595.myzen.co.uk | Phone: 01303840269 |

Centred on the historic towns of Dover, Deal and Sandwich, our week-long festival features over 40 walks from 1 to 50 miles. Whatever your ability or interest, we offer walks in our beautiful coastal landscape and nearby countryside. Bring the children and join our smugglers walk, immerse yourself in fascinating military fortifications or take in the delightful coastal views. Most walks are free. Find us on Twitter/Facebook.


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Gillingham Walking Festival 2018

Gillingham Walking Festival 2018

September 1, 2018 - September 9, 2018
Contact: Sheila Messer | Email: gillwalkfest@gmail.com | Phone: 01747821269 |

Walks everyday. Long ones, short ones, in-between ones. Led by local organisations- history, wildlife, nordic walking, walking in faith, Ramblers, Gillingham Walkers.
Come by train. Gillingham, Dorset is on the mainline from Waterloo to Exeter.
Circular walks mostly from Gillingham or take train or minibus to start


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Corwen Walking Festival

Corwen Walking Festival

September 1, 2018 8:30 AM - September 2, 2018 6:00 PM
Contact: Steve Layt | Email: kandslayt@virginmedia.com | Phone: 07816658087 |

Walking festival in Corwen featuring 28 guided walks, a 5km run, skills lectures and a pop up outdoor shop


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