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Walking Festival & Events 2019

Upcoming Festivals and Events

Ross Walking Festival

Ross Walking Festival

 27th September 2019 - 29th September 2019
Contact: Sam Phillips | Email: samph13@gmail.com | Phone: 01989563874 |

Ross Walking Festival will again feature the "Last Cream Tea of Summer'. This walk will visit the Ross Cider and Perry Company who have just been voted the best drinks producer in the BBC Food and Farming Awards.

So come to Ross for the best drinks in the country.

Come to Ross, birthplace of the package tour industry.

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Llandysul and Pont-Tyweli Walking Weekend

Llandysul and Pont-Tyweli Walking Weekend

September 27, 2019 5:00 PM - September 29, 2019 4:00 PM
Contact: Ann Jones | Email: info@dolenteifi.org.uk | Phone: 01559362403 |

Discover the river valleys, the landscape, the culture, and the history of the Teifi Valley, plus a visit to the Coast at our Walking Weekend. They’ll be a film night, and an afternoon Welsh tea where everyone, including non-walkers are welcome.


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Garden Party walk

Garden Party walk

September 29, 2019 1:30 PM - September 29, 2019 4:30 PM
Contact: Ken Hawkins | Email: dtc.fpwarden@talktalk.net | Phone: 07505426750 |

A modest (5½ mile) walk, taking in The Neatherd, Dumpling Green, Potter’s Fen and the fringe of Scarning Water Meadows, and ending with tea/coffee and cake served (weather permitting) in a back garden. Tickets cost £5, which includes tea/coffee and cake at the garden party. Booking is advised: further details are available from Ken Hawkins at dtc.fpwarden@talktalk.net or on 07505 426750.


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Dursley Walking Festival 2019

Dursley Walking Festival 2019

October 2, 2019 - October 6, 2019
Contact: Chris Cherry | Email: dursleywaw@gmail.com | Phone: 07743307686 |

Dursley Walking Festival, in its 8th year, has over 35 walks of varying abilities and interests. Walks vary from a health walk to a 16 miler led by enthusiastic leaders. The social side includes a family treasure hunt, a quiz, an illustrated talk and Sunday afternoon tea and cakes where non walkers are welcome. Walks are free of charge but fares and admission costs may apply. See website and programme from July onwards.


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Holmfirth Walking Festival

Holmfirth Walking Festival

October 4, 2019 - October 6, 2019
Contact: John Ingham | Email: holmfirthhikes@gmail.com | Phone: 01484687005 |

Holmfirth Walking Festival 4th,5th + 6th October 2019

A full range of activities for all the family.
Treasure Hunt, Outdoor Clothes Swop, Storywalks, Orienteering events, Evening talks + author book events.
And, of course, a full range of walks in our beautiful valley to suit all tastes and abilities.

Come and taste the last of the summer wine!

Full programme available in July.


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Thuxton Railway walk

Thuxton Railway walk

October 6, 2019 10:30 AM - October 6, 2019 1:30 PM
Contact: Ken Hawkins | Email: dtc.fpwarden@talktalk.net | Phone: 07505426750 |

A train ride out to Thuxton and a pleasant walk back through Garvestone and the edge of Whinburgh. At the end, there will be a drink (tea, coffee or soft drink) and cake at the Station Refreshment Room. Children under 5 travel and walk free, but their refreshments will need to be purchased. Cost: £7.50, which includes travel, the walk, and drink and cake. Booking is strongly advised.


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2019 Annual Get-together

2019 Annual Get-together

October 8, 2019 10:30 AM - October 13, 2019 12:00 AM
Contact: Ann Sandell | Email: secretary@walkersarewelcome.org.uk | Phone: 01768371976 |

This year's Annual Get-Together will be held in Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria. There will be walking and other events from Tuesday 8th October to Sunday 13th October showcasing the surrounding area and best practice. The AGM and main conference style events will take place on Saturday 12th October from 10.00am to 4.30pm including lunch followed by an evening dinner. The full programme and booking information is now available in the Members Area and booking is open.


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Henley Walking Festival 10-14 October 2019

Henley Walking Festival 10-14 October 2019

October 10, 2019 - October 14, 2019
Contact: Peter C. Stone | Email: petercstone99@aol.com | Phone: 01491412330 |

Walkers are Welcome Henley on Thames has been accredited since last year and is proud to be organising its 1st Walking Festival, in collaboration with the Chiltern Walking Festival.

The town is  a wonderful base for walking enthusiasts and the Henley Walking Festival has it all; find out about the history around the town, Nordic walking, photo walks, walks with mobility scooters, walks for visually impaired people, a moonlight walk & long strenuous walks. 


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IV. Kinlochleven Autumn Walking Festival

IV. Kinlochleven Autumn Walking Festival

October 26, 2019 7:30 AM - October 27, 2019 6:00 PM
Contact: Rich Pyne | Email: richmountainexperiences@outlook.com | Phone: 07753325649 |

Let the Kinlochleven Autumn Walking Festival take you on an adventure. We promise outstanding views even from the bridge in the middle of the village.

Day 1 - Sat 26th Corrour Station to Kinlocheven. A 20km walk on good paths without too much uphill!

Meet at Fort William train station 7:20am (Bring money for ticket). The path back to Kinlochleven leads via a Bothy next to a Lochan; a great lunch stop.

Booking essential


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IV. Kinlochleven Autumn Walking Festival

IV. Kinlochleven Autumn Walking Festival

October 26, 2019 7:30 AM - October 27, 2019 6:00 PM
Contact: Rich Pyne | Email: richmountainexperiences@outlook.com | Phone: 07753325649 |

Day 2 - Sun 27th Magical Munros of Kinlochleven
There are several mountains we can tackle, depending on the weather. The route will generally be on good paths, with rocky but easy ground on the sweeping ridges.
Boots are necessary, along with the usual hill walking clothing suitable for the prevailing conditions. Walking poles are extremely useful.

We will meet outside The Auminium Story Building at 8.30am.

Booking essential

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Frome's Walking Festival

Frome’s Walking Festival

November 9, 2019 10:00 AM - November 10, 2019 4:00 PM
Contact: Helen Viner | Email: hviner@frometowncouncil.gov.uk | Phone: 01373465757 |

Frome’s Walking Festival goes from humble beginnings to offering twenty walks over two days. Suitable for all abilities we have children’s walks, a treasure trail, town walks including the Singer’s Trail and a popular comedy walk, Accessible buggy walks, Pub walks, tree and woodland walks and of course a few serious rambles as we launch the Saxon Kings Way.
Watch this space for further information: www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk/frome-walking-festival-2019/


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South West Coast Path break

South West Coast Path break

April 3, 2020 3:00 PM - April 8, 2020 11:00 AM
Contact: Susan Wilkins | Email: hotel@yarnmarkethotel.co.uk | Phone: 01643821425 |

In recognition of the Walkers are Welcome accreditation of the Exmoor towns of Dunster, Lynton and Lynmouth, the Yarn Market Hotel in the medieval village of Dunster will be running a walking break along 35 miles of the South West Coast Path, from Minehead via Lynton and Lynmouth to Combe Martin. The rate of £550 pp includes 5 nights DBB, 4 days walking, packed lunches, guiding and local transport. Based at one location. Please enquire for details.


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