Walking Festivals in Britain - January - April 2020 - Walks Around Britain

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Walking Festivals in Britain - January to April 2020

The Walking Festival programme for 2020 has obviously been severly affected by the Coronavirus situation.  Here's a list of all the walking festivals and related events we knew were happening and their status with regards to postponed or cancelled between January and April 2020.  

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10th - 13th April   -  POSTPONED UNTIL 2021 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Boroughbridge Easter Walking Festival
Join Boroughbridge Walkers are Welcome in the heart of Yorkshire for walks through time and entertainment, whether its a Roman Ramble, a visit to Rabbit Hill, a guided tour of The Inns of Boroughbridge, or a Treasure Hunt; there's something for all the family.

15th - 19th April  - CANCELLED FOR 2020 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Chepstow Walking Week

Join this popular walking festival which is firmly established on the 'walkers' map. 35 walks led by experienced guided walk leaders ranging from a shortish family stroll to a challenging hike.  Full programme online from early February.

18th April - 3rd May   - CANCELLED FOR 2020 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Dawlish Walking Festival
The fifth Walking Festival in Dawlish celebrates the wonderful walking in the town, in nearby wooded hills, and by the sea along the red rocky coast.

19th - 24th April   - CANCELLED FOR 2020 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Walk Islay
The week-long walking festival takes place annually across the Isles of Islay, Jura and Colonsay.  Walks vary from easy to strenuous and take in the beautiful island scenery, from beaches and lochs, to mountains and moorland.  Wildlife abounds in all corners with a chance to see eagles, otters, deer, goat and chough

19th - 24th April   - CANCELLED FOR 2020 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Boscastle Walking Week

A range of walks and activities with local guides in the beautiful coastal village of Boscastle and the surrounding area.  In the eleventh year of the festival, there will be an extended range of walks and activities to pick and mix from - suitable for all ages and abilities.  You could join one of our experienced and informed local guides on a ramble to waterfalls or steep climbs to Cornwall’s highest coastal cliff top, or meander along the country lanes and pathways that would have been familiar to the writer Thomas Hardy, whose life-changing visit to Boscastle produced poetry regarded by many as amongst the finest in the English language.

24th - 26th April   - CANCELLED FOR 2020 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Kington Walks Spring Weekend
Kington is a picturesque walking hub on trails including Offa’s Dyke and the Mortimer Trail and criss-crossed by ancient drovers’ routes.  
Following the success of their first Spring Weekend in 2018, keen walkers can enjoy another weekend of spectacular walking with sublime views, welcoming pubs, good food, and the great company of fellow walkers.


A range of walks around Galashiels and the surrounding area, this event is very much a local festival and is run for the good and benefit of the community.

25th - 26th April

The Heart of Kent Walking Festival

The Heart of Kent Walking Festival will be taking place in and around Maidstone, featuring walks that incorporate the breath-taking views of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, seasonal bluebells at Hucking Estate and lovely local villages. No matter what your age or ability, The festival will provide the opportunity to embrace the great outdoors, relax in nature and meet friendly, like-minded people.

25th April - 4th May   - CANCELLED FOR 2020 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Mole Valley Ramblers - Spring Walks Festival

A ten day Walks Festival with the aim to encourage anyone to experience the Surrey countryside, exercise for healthy living and walk with a friendly group. There’s something for everyone, short walks, long walks, leisurely to challenging, with pubs, picnics, and even an evening/night walks, plus the challenge to walk 100 miles.

25th April - 4th May   - CANCELLED FOR 2020 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Ulverston WalkFest
Set on the fringe of the beautiful Lake District the annual Ulverston walking festival celebrates the town and surrounding area’s rich history. The festival programme will offer walks for all ages and abilities including the Sir John Barrow Amble, a walk in the footsteps of the Quakers, "Walks for Wheels", nature walks and map reading activities.

28th April - 4th May - CANCELLED FOR 2020 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

ride2sride - The Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival
ride2stride is a festival of walks, talks and music along the fabulous Settle-Carlisle railway line.  It's a week long celebration of the wonderful landscape and culture of the western Dales and Eden Valley.  The festival is made up of lots of events and activities and things will be happening along the length of the line. Walks will be led from stations by experienced walk leaders. Speakers will share their local knowledge and love of the area, and the pubs will be buzzing with music and song.

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