Walking Festivals

Walking Festival & Events 2019

Upcoming Festivals and Events

Meadow in May walk

Meadow in May walk

May 27, 2019 9:30 AM - May 27, 2019 12:30 PM
Contact: Ken Hawkins | Email: dtc.fpwarden@talktalk.net | Phone: 07505426750 |

A walk following paths, tracks and quiet roads to the north of Dereham, crossing Rushmeadow - our Meadow in May. The walk is 6¾ miles, taking 2¾ hours, including a short break.

We will start at 09:45 from The George Hotel, Swaffham Road, Dereham NR19 2AZ. Tickets cost £7, which includes tea/coffee and cake at The George. Booking is essential.


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Elham Valley Walking Festival

Elham Valley Walking Festival

June 1, 2019 - June 2, 2019
Contact: Peter Corkill | Email: petercorkill@gmail.com | Phone: 01303840269 |

Walk in the footsteps of Audrey Hepburn and Queen Ethelburga. Set here in the beautiful Kent Downs our walks include visits to working vineyards, exquisite gardens, charming villages, orchid meadows, a WW2 Aerodrome, Anglo-Saxon Archeological sites, a fun walk for children and the challenging 23 mile Elham Valley Way. All walks are free!


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1st North Wessex Downs Walking Festival

1st North Wessex Downs Walking Festival

June 8, 2019 - June 23, 2019
Contact: Ann Shepley | Email: AnnShepley@northwessexdowns.org.uk |

The North Wessex Downs is one of the largest tracts of chalk downland in southern England. This is top class walking country with big skies and wooded valleys, a stunning landscape where the downs are dotted with barrows and other prehistoric features.

Our very first walking festival is in celebration of it all…do come and join us we have walks to suit all abilities/mobility.

Alternative contact details: walkersarewelcome@whitchurchassociation.org.uk


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Wales and Borders Regional Get-Together

Wales and Borders Regional Get-Together

June 13, 2019 10:00 AM - June 13, 2019
Contact: Helen Kenneally | Email: helenkenneally@hotmail.com |

A networking event for Welsh towns plus those on the borders.
To include:
Ideas of a Wales & Borders region within the national network and how can we best represent ourselves.
Presentations including Rob Dingle National Trail Officer for Offa’s Dyke Path
A short walk during the lunch break
Members of the national committee and new Chairman Randal Metzger in attendance.
Cost £5 for lunch.
With thanks to Montgomery Walkers are Welcome


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Otley Walking Festival

Otley Walking Festival

June 22, 2019 - June 30, 2019
Contact: Stuart Fildes | Email: otleywalkingfestival@mail.com | Phone: 07564625129 |

You will be sure of a warm welcome on the 19th Otley Walking Festival with over 50 great walks in stunning Wharfedale. With good company and fantastic scenery assured there is a variety of walks – short town-based walks, strenuous moorland hikes and everything in between, plus full evening events programme.
Too many highlights to pick out just one.

The photo is the approach to Middleham at the end of the Six Dales Trail.

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The Quantock Hills Walking Festival

The Quantock Hills Walking Festival

June 22, 2019 10:00 AM - June 23, 2019 4:00 PM
Contact: Lynne Abbott | Email: enquiries@stoweywalking.co.uk | Phone: 01278732228 |

A weekend of guided walks to suit all abilities in and around the Quantock Hills, the West Somerset coast and an opportunity to walk the new Castles and Coast Trail. Many of the walks will have a theme, led by local experts. Walks start and finish in the village of Nether Stowey.

For full information and booking details contact enquiries@stoweywalking.co.uk
or visit the website at: https://www.stoweywalking.co.uk/walking-festival-tickets


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Bishop's Castle Challenge Walk

Bishop’s Castle Challenge Walk

August 3, 2019 7:30 AM - August 3, 2019 7:00 PM
Contact: Jane Carroll | Email: jane.carrol@gmail.com | Phone: 01588638467 |

Bishop’s Castle Challenge Walk is a 24 mile hike with a 4000ft ascent over the stunningly beautiful uplands of the Shropshire Hills. It starts and finishes at Bishop’s Castle Town Hall, a Grade 11* listed 18th century building at the heart of this friendly, unspoilt, small border market town. Shorter walks of 11 and 13 miles are offered with bus transport in between. Lunches and refreshments are provided.


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White Cliffs Walking Festival

White Cliffs Walking Festival

August 22, 2019 - August 28, 2019
Contact: Mr Les Preston | Email: les@skynet4595.myzen.co.uk | Phone: 07526557663 |

Centred on this walkers' paradise around Dover our week-long festival features a variety of about 40 walks from 1 to 32 miles in length within our beautiful coastal North Downs landscape. Bring the children and join our smugglers walk, stroll among the fascinating military fortifications or take in the delightful coastal views. Most walks are free: those with a specialist guide may include a modest charge.


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Much Wenlock Walking Weekend

Much Wenlock Walking Weekend

August 30, 2019 1:00 PM - September 2, 2019 12:00 PM
Contact: Carol Bickerstaffe | Email: wenlock.walks@gmail.com | Phone: 01952727542 |

Much Wenlock, a picturesque, historical town in Shropshire, will hold its annual weekend of walks in September. The walks are of various lengths and difficulty, in and around the town and beautiful, local countryside and are led by experienced walk leaders. Check out our website, Facebook page or email for our leaflet from April onwards.


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Gillingham Walking Festival

Gillingham Walking Festival

September 4, 2019 - September 8, 2019
Email: gillfest@gmail.com |

This year's festival theme will be 'Local food and drink', we aim to visit some farms and local produce providers. This will include - food tastings, picnics and in some cases the chance to buy a meal afterwards. The walks will take in our gentle rolling farmland and allow a opportunity to make new friends and discover new places.


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Bradford on Avon Walking Festival

Bradford on Avon Walking Festival

September 6, 2019 8:30 AM - September 8, 2019 5:00 PM
Contact: Richard Craft | Email: walkboa@gmail.com | Phone: 01225866601 |

The theme of our 8th Walking Festival is "Local Food and Drink" and many of our walks will be visiting food and drink producers and cafes and pubs serving local food. From cheesemakers to vineyards, oil seed rape producers to market gardens there's a huge variety in this lovely area of West Wiltshire.

Our programme of 15 walks will include something for everyone; and you can be assured of a friendly welcome.


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Wellington Walking Festival 2019

Wellington Walking Festival 2019

September 9, 2019 - September 15, 2019
Contact: Naomi Wrighton | Email: info@wellingtonwalkersarewelcome.org.uk |

This year's festival will be a mix of themed and full day walks featuring old favourites and some new ventures. We are well placed for exploring geology, industrial archaeology and a variety of habitats. The Wrekin and the Ercall are bound to feature. We are hoping to repeat last year's innovation, a tour of a local factory's eco-garden topped off by a pizza cooked on an open air wood burning stove. Full details later in the year.


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