Walking Festivals

Walking Festival & Events 2019

Upcoming Festivals and Events

Westmorland Dales Day

Westmorland Dales Day

July 28, 2019 10:00 AM - July 28, 2019 4:00 PM
Contact: Ann Sandell | Email: waw@uppereden.org.uk | Phone: 01768371976 |

Celebrating our rich landscape & the people who live here - You are once again invited to discover the Westmorland Dales, part of the extended Yorkshire Dales National Park. The gateway is the charming market town of Kirkby Stephen.
Our packed events programme includes a selection of walks by local organisations; guided walking, cycling & running. We also have an arts & crafts fair, food market, local steam railway, children's activities & lots more.

https://www.westmorlanddalesday.org/what-we-ve-got-on


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Town walk

Town walk

July 28, 2019 1:30 PM
Contact: Ken Hawkins | Email: dtc.fpwarden@talktalk.net | Phone: 07505426750 |

A walk around the town, visiting locations of historical interest and significance, ending with a visit to Bishop Bonner’s Cottage Museum, where refreshments will be available. Participants will receive a booklet giving information about all the locations visited, which will be expanded on by our guide for the afternoon. The cost is £5, including the refreshments. Booking is essential - the walk is limited to 15 people.


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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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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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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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