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Here's a list of all the walking festivals and related events we know about happening between September and December 2017.  


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September
26th August - 3rd 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.

2nd - 3rd September


Corwen Walking Festival

Corwen is a fantastic venue for this type of event and is a wonderful base for walking enthusiasts as it offers walks from the town that suit all levels of walking.  From walks around Corwen itself, finding out about the history of the town, to a high level ridge walk along the Berwyn reaching over 800 metres in height, the Corwen Walking Festival has it all.  There's guided walks on both days and you have the choice of a full day walk or, with some of the shorter walks, doing one in the morning and another in the afternoon.

3rd - 10th September   (2016 dates)


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.

3rd - 18th September   (2016 dates)


The Welsh Valleys Walking Festival
The
12th annual festival and there is plenty to tempt walkers of all abilities - from walks for the serious enthusiast looking to stretch themselves whilst basking in the breathtaking beauty of The Valleys scenery to shorter walks suitable for the less experienced and for all the family.  All walks are led by experienced walk leaders whose local knowledge is guaranteed to add to the experience.

3rd - 9th September


The Scottish Borders Walking Festival
The Scottish Borders Walking Festival, the oldest established walking festival in Scotland, has a reputation for being one of the friendliest walking festivals of the year - and 2017 marks its' 23rd year.

15th - 17th September


Blairgowrie & East Perthshire Walking Festival

3 days of different lengths of walks with different grades over this beautiful terrain.

10th - 16th September  (2016 dates)


South East Cornwall Walking Festival

Running for over a decade now, the South East Cornwall Walking Festival is a weeklong festival of walks around south east Cornwall taking in seaside villages, rural hamlets, the Tamar Valley and edge of Bodmin Moor.

10th - 25th September   (2016 dates)


South Pennines Walk & Ride Festival
With over 100 opportunities this year to explore our stunning landscape – whether on foot, on cycle or on horseback – we’re sure you’ll find something to get you reaching for your boots, your lycra or your stirrups
- all across the stunning South Pennines.

11th - 17th September


Wellington Walking Festival

In its' fifth year, the Willington Walking Festival has a wide range of walks around the town of Walkers Are Welcome town of Wellington.

16th - 24th September


Swanage & Purbeck Walking Festival
The beautiful Isle of Purbeck is a walker’s paradise.  From coast to country, the variety is unsurpassed.

16th - 25th September


Barmouth Festival of Walking
The Festival of Walking is a well established event organised by Barmouth Publicity Association to take advantage of the fabulous walks and dramatic landscape accessible from Barmouth, on the west coast of Wales.

21st - 24th September


Kington Walks
Kington is a picturesque walking hub on trails including Offa’s Dyke and the Mortimer Trail and criss-crossed by ancient drovers’ routes. The 2017
Festival features over 30 walks varying in length from 1 to 14+ miles, led by experienced guides who will share their knowledge of the landscape, history, flora or fauna of this part of the Welsh Marches; there are also some self-led walks including a challenge for the more competitive walker!

21st - 24th September


Pateley Bridge Walking Festival

The 6th annual Pately Bridge Walking Festival.  We offer a programme of walks to appeal to people of all abilities. Each one is led by an experienced walk leader keen to share their local knowledge and, of course, ensure everyone is kept safe throughout. The walks are centred around the historic market town of Pateley Bridge.

22nd - 24th September


Ross-on-Wye Walking Festival

The 9th annual Ross-on-Wye Walking Festival will have a range of walks in and around the Walkers are Welcome town.

23rd - 25th September   (2016 dates)


Haslemere Walking Festival

Haslemere is hosting its second Walking Festival, offering a collection of rewarding walks for all ages and abilities. A great opportunity to learn about Haslemere's history, architecture and wildlife whilst enjoying the stunning walking areas in and around this lovely market town.

23rd September - 1st October


Richmond Walking & Book Festival

The Festival is centred on the lively and picturesque market town of Richmond which boasts everything you need to ensure a wonderful day or longer stay, whether a solo traveller or a group of friends.  Our walks programme offers at least 4 walks to choose from each day and features the route of the Swaledale Marathon; you can enjoy some of Swaledale's finest scenery at a more sedate pace.  The book programme features famous authors and a popular book fair held in Richmond's beautiful station.

24th September - 4th October   (2016 dates)


Ullswater Walking Festival
The serene and tranquil Ullswater valley offers fantastic walking opportunities – from gentle lakeshore strolls to challenging airy high fell hikes. In celebration of this iconic Lake District area the Ullswater Walking Festival is running again in 2016.


October

23rd September - 1st October


Richmond Walking & Book Festival

The Festival is centred on the lively and picturesque market town of Richmond which boasts everything you need to ensure a wonderful day or longer stay, whether a solo traveller or a group of friends.  Our walks programme offers at least 4 walks to choose from each day and features the route of the Swaledale Marathon; you can enjoy some of Swaledale's finest scenery at a more sedate pace.  The book programme features famous authors and a popular book fair held in Richmond's beautiful station.

24th September - 4th October   (2016 dates)


Ullswater Walking Festival
The serene and tranquil Ullswater valley offers fantastic walking opportunities – from gentle lakeshore strolls to challenging airy high fell hikes. In celebration of this iconic Lake District area the Ullswater Walking Festival is running again in 2016.

1st - 9th October   (2016 dates)


MonDean Walking Festival
In 2016, the MonDean Walking Festival offers more than 30 walks - all of differing distances
from 3- 4 miles with our Healthy Walking partners to 5-7 mile, 8-10 mile and some 20 mile more challenging routes. These range widely across Monmouthshire and the Forest of Dean covering the history and natural history; scenery and high places throughout this area with a special Severn Bridge walk to commemorate the 50th anniversary of this iconic crossing point.

1st - 9th October  (2016 dates)


Haltwhistle Walking Festival
The autumn Festival offers 19 walks to choose from over 9 days.

7th - 16th October  (2016 dates)


Cowalfest2016 Walking and Arts Festival
Cowalfest offers a 10 day festival during October. This annual Walking and Outdoors Festival is one of the largest and most varied walking festivals in Scotland, with more than 60 walks led by expert and knowledgeable walk leaders.

8th - 15th October  (2016 dates)


Drover's Tryst Walking Festival
Now in its 15th year, the festival continues to build on its previous success and popularity by offering a fresh and interesting range of activities for adults and children - providing the perfect autumn break

14th - 17th October   (2016 dates)


Redcar and Cleveland Autumn Walking Festival
Join us for our Autumn Walking Weekend in Redcar and Cleveland. Due to popular demand we will be hosting a weekend of walks from Friday 14th - Monday 17th October 2016. We have picked the most popular walks during other Walking Festivals and hope you will come back to enjoy them once again or come along to learn a new route.


December

17th December 2016 - 8th January 2017  (2016 dates)


Ramblers Festival of Winter Walks
Hundreds of walks take place around the country during the festival. All are free, fun and open to anyone and everyone from toddlers to grandparents. Chosen and led by Ramblers volunteers, the walks will showcase Britain at its wintry best. Many of the walks are short and family-friendly, although there are always plenty of yomps for the seasoned hiker too.


 



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