Walking Festivals

Walking Festival & Events 2019

Upcoming Festivals and Events

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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Clare (Suffolk) walk

Clare (Suffolk) walk

August 26, 2019 8:30 AM - August 26, 2019 4:00 PM
Contact: Ken Hawkins | Email: dtc.fpwarden@talktalk.net | Phone: 07505426750 |

A walk with our friends in Clare (Suffolk). We will meet at 0830 in Dereham for travel (car sharing) to Clare. There will be opportunity for coffee before we set out on this 7 mile (3 hours) walk, returning in time for lunch and travel back to Dereham. Booking is essential: further details are available from Ken Hawkins at dtc.fpwarden@talktalk.net or on 07505 426750.


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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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Hayfield WAW Launch Walk 1 - Hayfield Skyline

Hayfield WAW Launch Walk 1 – Hayfield Skyline

August 31, 2019 8:30 AM - August 31, 2019
Contact: Julie Gough | Email: hayfieldwalkersarewelcome@gmail.com | Phone: 07731644026 |

Experience the spectacular views & landscape on a stunning 20 mile walk starting from the village hall, in the centre of Hayfield, continuing via the Peak District's dramatic Kinder Scout plateau & finishing with tea, coffee & cake in the village hall. Grade of walk: very hard, terrain varied, ascent: 1400m. Booking essential.

Parking at Hayfield Bus Station car park, NOT in the village itself.

Trains to New Mills; Stockport (Bus 358) / Glossop, Buxton (Buses 60 & 61).

Hayfield WAW Launch - walk 3. Kinder Trespass Trail. 5 miles

Hayfield WAW Launch – walk 3. Kinder Trespass Trail. 5 miles

August 31, 2019 10:30 AM - August 31, 2019
Contact: Julie Gough | Email: hayfieldwalkersarewelcome@gmail.com | Phone: 07731644026 |

Follow in the footsteps of the 400 people whose 1932 mass trespass onto Kinder Scout is widely credited with the establishment of the National Parks. The 5 mile walk begins from the village hall. Half the route is on rough moorland paths; wear suitable footwear & clothing & bring drinking water & a packed lunch (& waterproofs whatever the weather!). Dogs are welcome.

Parking at Hayfield Bus Station car park.
Free but booking is essential.
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Hayfield WAW Launch Walk 2 - Kinder Downfall 10 miles

Hayfield WAW Launch Walk 2 – Kinder Downfall 10 miles

August 31, 2019 10:30 AM - August 31, 2019
Contact: Julie Gough | Email: hayfieldwalkersarewelcome@gmail.com | Phone: 07731644026 |

A stunning 10 mile traverse of the Kinder Scout plateau, including the famous Downfall. 

Grade of walk: hard. Beginning at Hayfield village hall, much of the route is on rough moorland paths; please wear suitable footwear & clothing & bring drinking water & a packed lunch (& waterproofs whatever the weather!). Dogs are welcome.
Parking at Hayfield Bus Station car park. Please do NOT park in the village itself. 

Free but booking is essential.
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Hayfield WAW Launch - music gig

Hayfield WAW Launch – music gig

August 31, 2019 8:00 PM - August 31, 2019 11:00 PM
Contact: Julie Gough | Email: hayfieldwalkersarewelcome@gmail.com | Phone: 07731644026 |

Starting with the Gally Canters' fabulous foot stomping folk music, followed by local classic rock covers band, Recover. Ease your sore feet at the end of a glorious day on the hill, with some of our favourite local musicians.

At the Royal Hotel in Hayfield. Tickets £5 in advance from the Facebook page @HayfieldWalkers or from The Royal. £6 on the door (if there are any left!).


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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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EXPLORE! The South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival 2019

EXPLORE! The South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival 2019

September 7, 2019 - September 29, 2019
Contact: Adele Adams | Email: adele.adams@pennineprospects.co.uk | Phone: 01422264358 |

Explore the stunning landscape of the South Pennines Park on foot, cycle or horseback. Wander through woodland, clamber over crags, bike to a brewery or trot to a tearoom, it's all on offer in this festival fortnight.

The South Pennines, where Yorkshire & Lancashire collide is a wild, wonderful & occasionally wuthering landscape; a land of steep valleys, heather-covered moorland, canals, reservoirs & packhorse trails. The people who live here describe it as 'spectacular', 'inspiring', 'breathtaking' & 'dramatic.' Amazing eh! 

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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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Bollington Walking Festival 21 - 29 September 2019

Bollington Walking Festival 21 – 29 September 2019

September 21, 2019 - September 29, 2019
Contact: Christine Brear | Email: cbrear@btinternet.com | Phone: 01625576075 |

Now in its 10th year, the Bollington Walking Festival features around 40 walks from ½ to 20 miles. There's plenty to discover in this historic mill town and surrounding countryside on the edge of Cheshire's Peak District. Events include coach & canal barge trips, specialist arts, astronomy, food & drink, children’s, health, historical, navigation, Nordic, sensory & wildlife walks. Plus various evening events: a folk night, outdoor-themed film night & a pub quiz.

www.bollingtonwalkingfestival.co.uk


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