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

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.

1st - 2nd 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.

1st - 9th September


Gillingham Walking Festival

A small and friendly in Dorset with over 20 varied walks. Enjoy gently rolling farmland and explore the medieval Royal Forest. Includes town walks, Nordic walking and geocaching events.

2nd - 8th 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 2018 marks its' 24th year.

3rd - 18th September   (2017 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.

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7th - 16th September  


Sheffield Walking Festival
Strap on your boots and take in Sheffield on foot as Sheffield Walking Festival returns 7 - 16 September 2018. Over ten days, the festival presents a host of enjoyable walks for a range of abilities, with plenty to see and discover along the way.


The festival celebrates all sides of Sheffield with 34 routes of varying lengths and themes. Take in the city’s varied heritage, fascinating suburbs, hidden outdoor art and eclectic pubs, or enjoy a family themed walk including a picnic and paddle.

Several walks will once again showcase the city’s dramatic borders that overlap with the Peak District, while others will shine a light on the city’s more central nature reserves and green spaces.

9th - 17th September  


Yorkshire Wolds Walking and Outdoors Festival
The Yorkshire Wolds Walking and Outdoors Festival has grown in reputation, showcasing the wonderful landscape and celebrating the rich heritage of the Yorkshire Wolds. Pick from an exciting range of outdoor pursuits including cycling, special interest and historical walks, horse riding, Nature Safaris, Bushcraft, Nordic walking, specialist guided walks, boat trips or even a Buddhist experience plus lots more.

9th - 24th September  


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.

15th - 17th September


Blairgowrie & East Perthshire Walking Festival

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

16th - 23rd September


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.

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 2018
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 - 29th September


Sidmouth and East Devon Walking Festival

A fabulous week of free guided walks; discover the wonderful scenic coastal walking of Sidmouth and the hidden gems of East Devon.  There are three walks each day; shorter special interest expert led walks, circular walks which take in our seaside towns and beautiful countryside, and the East Devon Way linear walks. 5 daily walks cover all of the 40 mile East Devon Way, walking from Lyme Regis to Exmouth through East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. For these walks there is coach (£) transport from Sidmouth to take you to the start and collect you at the end.

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.

23rd September - 8th October


Guernsey Autumn Walking Festival
The Guernsey Autumn Walking Festival offers visitors a choice of over 50 morning, afternoon and evening guided walks to explore the islands and learn from local experts about their history and attractions. Prices start from £7 per person per walk. The walks vary in difficulty and length (ranging from one to six hours) and are suitable for all ages and abilities.

23rd September - 29th October


South Lincolnshire Walking Festival

From the Lincoln Edge in the west to the Fenlands of the east South Lincolnshire has an extremely varied landscape that has witnessed Bronze Age burials, Iron Age mints, roman forts, the Knights Templar, castles and abbeys. But the festival isn’t only for history lovers! Whether you want to roam with Ramblers, have an adventure with your kids, get snapping on a photography foray or take you pooch out for a guided ‘walkies’, there’s something for everyone. The walks will take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays so that those who work or want to involve the family don’t miss out.

28th - 30th September


Ross Walking Festival

Another opportunity to spend a weekend in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside. 15 guided walks on 3 days including for the first time a four miles route around the town suitable for users of wheelchairs, electric scooters and childrens buggies.

29th September - 1st October


Haslemere Walking Festival

Haslemere's third walking festival offers a collection of varied and rewarding walks to suit all tastes, ages and abilities, with opportunities to learn about Haslemere’s fascinating history, it’s wildlife and much more while at the same time enjoy some charming walking areas both within Haslemere and the beautiful surrounding countryside.


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.

23rd September - 8th October


Guernsey Autumn Walking Festival
The Guernsey Autumn Walking Festival offers visitors a choice of over 50 morning, afternoon and evening guided walks to explore the islands and learn from local experts about their history and attractions. Prices start from £7 per person per walk. The walks vary in difficulty and length (ranging from one to six hours) and are suitable for all ages and abilities.

23rd September - 29th October


South Lincolnshire Walking Festival

From the Lincoln Edge in the west to the Fenlands of the east South Lincolnshire has an extremely varied landscape that has witnessed Bronze Age burials, Iron Age mints, roman forts, the Knights Templar, castles and abbeys. But the festival isn’t only for history lovers! Whether you want to roam with Ramblers, have an adventure with your kids, get snapping on a photography foray or take you pooch out for a guided ‘walkies’, there’s something for everyone. The walks will take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays so that those who work or want to involve the family don’t miss out.

29th September - 1st October


Haslemere Walking Festival

Haslemere's third walking festival offers a collection of varied and rewarding walks to suit all tastes, ages and abilities, with opportunities to learn about Haslemere’s fascinating history, it’s wildlife and much more while at the same time enjoy some charming walking areas both within Haslemere and the beautiful surrounding countryside.

1st - 31st October


Norfolk Walking Festival

Showcasing the beautiful north east stretch of the Norfolk Coast, with a range of guided walks, themed walks including family and nature, and other related events.

5th- 7th October


South West Outdoor Festival
The South West Outdoor Festival returns for 2018 with tons to do whether you’re camping or here for a day, festival entry includes all sorts of guided adventures, interactive learning experiences and entertainment (speakers, films and live music)

5th - 8th October


Dursley Walking Festival

Varied programme of 20+ short and longer walks including special interest walks e.g. photography and local history.  Social events where non-walkers are welcome e.g. a quiz, a local historical talk and a tea and cakes afternoon. Full programme will be available on the website in August

6th - 15th October


Cowalfest2018 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.

7th - 15th October


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

11h - 15th October


The Rotherham and Dearne Valley Walking Festival
Join us for the Rotherham and Dearne Valley Walking Festival, showcase lovely walking areas in South Yorkshire with a total of 8 walks - split between short walks of around 4-6 miles and longer walks of around 8-10miles.

14th - 29th October


The New Forest Walking Festival
The 2017 Festival saw 1,500 people enjoy 75 behind the scenes family strolls, history hikes, wildlife walks and more. All walks were expert-led by the New Forest National Park Authority and partner organisations, helping people learn more about the National Park.

21st - 29th October


Manchester Autumn Walking Week
Over 100 free guided walks around Manchester, with walks suitable for all ages and abilities. Also includes some skills workshops.


November

4th- 5th November


Snowdonia Walking Festival
A selection of walks over this early winter weekend.


December

23rd December 2018 - 6th January 2019


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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