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Walking Festivals in Britain - June to August 2018

Here's a list of all the walking festivals and related events we know about happening between June and August 2018.  


If you know of a festival or event taking place we haven't got listed, please get in touch with us here.


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June

12th May - 3rd June


Suffolk Walking Festival
The 2018 Suffolk Walking Festival this year promises to be the biggest and most ambitious festival to date - with over 120 events.  There are walks for everyone: you can kick start your day with a Dawn Chorus Walk, try Nordic Walking, discover the amazing history of Suffolk's Wool Towns and have a go at GeoCaching. There are short strolls to long hikes and everything in between.

19th May - 3rd June


Chilterns Walking Festival
The second Chilterns Walking Festival will take place in 2018 and promises an exciting programme of hikes, guided tours and special events right across the Chilterns.

19th May - 3rd June


Geofest (Fforest Fawr Geopark Festival)
GeoFest is two weeks of walks, talks and other events in the Fforest Fawr UNESCO Global Geopark.

19th May - 3rd June


Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival
Supported by the Lincolnshire Ramblers, the Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival will feature over 80 walks largely based in the delightful Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Walks are led by knowledgeable and experienced local guides with themed walks and outings for different ability levels on offer during the festival.

26th May - 3rd June


Malvern Walking Festival
9 Days of Themed Walks in Elgar Country.

31st May - 3rd June


Angus Glen Walking Festival
Spectacular guided walks over 4 days through the stunning Angus Glens.

2nd - 4th June  (2017 dates - This festival might not be running this year)


Walk the Glens
One walk per day over this long weekend event - booking essential.

8th - 10th June


Keswick Mountain Festival
One of the big events in the outdoor calendar, with walking, cycling, running, climbing, paddling, music and gear displays all packed into a long weekend.

8th - 10th June


Corsham Walking Festival
Weekend festival exploring the rolling Wiltshire countryside, organised by local walking groups.

8th - 16th June


The Annual South Downs Way Walk
One of the longest-running walking festivals, this is a weeks worth of walking on the South Downs Way National Trail through the National Park. Do a single section or the complete 100 miles.

10th - 16th June


Wrexham Walking Festival
A series of free walks over a week exploring the landscapes and history on North-East Wales.

15th - 17th June


Muckletoon Adventure Festival
The Muckle Toon Adventure Festival is fast becoming the flagship outdoor adventure event of southern Scotland.  Join the party for amazing outdoor activities, sporting events, unbeatable scenery and hospitality.

15th - 24th June


Moray Walking Festival
Let the Moray Walking and Outdoor Festival take you on an adventure in 2018.  Enjoy long Midsummer days exploring Moray’s world renowned golden coasts, hills and forests full of hidden fauna and flora, whisky coloured rivers and towns with stories to tell and culture to experience.  There’s something for everyone – guided walks, talks and events along side outdoor activities and walking challenges.

16th - 24th June


Herefordshire Walking Festival
Nine-day festival with walking and navigation skills training, a bike ride and a new long distance walking route.

16th - 24th June


Redcar and Cleveland’s Summer Walking Festival
Redcar and Cleveland’s Summer Walking Festival is an exciting event that includes walks for everyone from beginners to the more advanced walker. Thanks to working in partnership with even more walking groups to bring many exciting, new and informative walks around the borough of Redcar & Cleveland.

17th - 25th June  (2017 dates - This festival might not be running this year)


Love2Walk Annual Walking Festival
Guided walks from Bridgend, South Wales

19th - 25th June  (2017 dates - This festival might not be running this year)


Holywell Walking Festival
A full week with five or six walks every day, mostly free, included walks exploring some of the history of the area, from midaeval to industrial.

21st- 24th June


Church Stretton Walking Festival has a range of around 20 walks, and includes walks for all ages and abilities, from fun walks for youngsters to get involved in walking, moderate walks for those keen to explore our wonderful scenery up to demanding walks for the experienced hiker.

23rd June - 1st July


East Peak Outdoors Festival
A selection of local walks over this 9-day festival.

23rd June - 1st July


Otley Walking Festival
You will be sure of a warm welcome on the 18th Otley Walking Festival with 50 great walks in stunning Wharfedale.  Warm welcome, good company, fantastic scenery. Variety of walks – short town-based walks, strenuous moorland hikes and everything in between, plus full evening events programme.

24th - 25th June  (2017 dates - This festival might not be running this year)


Rosedale Walking Festival
Fantastic walks in the Rosedale area.

30th June - 1st July


The Quantock Hills Walking Festival
A weekend of guided walks in and around the Quantock Hills. Stowey Walking, the Walkers are Welcome steering group for the villages of Nether Stowey and Over Stowey, will be holding a weekend walking festival in the beautiful Quantock Hills.


July

23rd June - 1st July


East Peak Outdoors Festival
A selection of local walks over this 9-day festival.

23rd June - 1st July


Otley Walking Festival
You will be sure of a warm welcome on the 18th Otley Walking Festival with 50 great walks in stunning Wharfedale.  Warm welcome, good company, fantastic scenery. Variety of walks – short town-based walks, strenuous moorland hikes and everything in between, plus full evening events programme.


August

11th - 14th August  (2017 dates - This festival might not be running this year)


Midlothian Walking Festival

Free guided walks, Nordic Walking and Cani-cross, taking in every corner of the county. Includes varied wildlife and rich cultural routes in the upland areas of the Pentland Hills and Moorfoots, the picturesque Esk Valleys, wooded glens and countryside estates

11th - 19th August  


Pendle Walking Festival

Join us on one of the country’s largest free walking festivals.  There will be guided walks every day to suit walkers of all abilities, ranging from easy walks of a couple of miles to fantastic challenge walks like The Pendle Way.

13th - 18th August


Isle of Harris Mountain Festival

The Isle of Harris Mountain Festival is a week-long celebration of the mountains of and coastline of Harris.  The Festival offers you the opportunity to get out and explore the unique landscapes of Harris, with its rugged hills, white sandy beaches and turquoise seas.  The interior of North and South Harris encompass some of the finest areas of wild land in Scotland, offering limitless possibilities for walking and exploring.

25th - 27th August  


Mendip Hills Walking Festival

Three days of walking, with up to four walks per day, guided by the local ramblers. Discover the history and landscape around Cheddar.

23rd - 29th August


White Cliffs Walking Festival

2018 is the fifth walking festival, with new walks with a particular emphasis on culture and nature as well as some of great scenic beauty. There's something for everything with a wide range of walks to suit everyone. This festival will encourage you to take a break and get to know some of our wonderful local countryside, whether you are an experienced walker or not.

25th August - 2nd September


Dartmoor Walking Festival

In what promises to be a fantastic showcase of all that Dartmoor National Park has to offer, the Dartmoor Walking Festival will offer a variety of walks, talks and events throughout its 9 day programme. The Festival is being organised by the Moorland Guides, who will be offering a variety of half and full days walks across the whole of the National Park. In addition to this will be some Dartmoor National Park Authority Ranger-led walks, providing an insight into the work they do.

31st August - 2nd September


Bradford-on-Avon Walking Festival

With this years' theme focusing on the geology of the area and how this has shaped the environment, the 2018 Festival organised by the Bradford on Avon Walkers are Welcome Group promises to be another year event.  With walks for all ages and abilities ranging from 1.5 to 15 miles it’s a Festival for everyone.

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