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Walking Festivals in Britain - June to August 2019

Here's a list of all the walking festivals and related events we know about happening between June and August 2019.  


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

16th May - 6th June


Rutland Walking and Cycling Festival
Discover England's smallest county on foot or on wheels in the 7 day festival.

18th May - 2nd June  (2019 dates with 2019 info)


Chilterns Walking Festival
The third Chilterns Walking Festival will take place in 2019 and promises an exciting programme of hikes, guided tours and special events right across the Chilterns.

18th May - 2nd June  (2019 dates with 2019 info)


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.

19th May - 2nd June


Farnham Walking Festival
Following the great success of the third walking festival for Farnham in 2019, Farnham Town Council with a team of volunteer walk leaders, is hosting a free festival of walking aimed at people of all abilities in 2020.

23rd May - 7th June


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

30th May - 2nd June (2019 dates with 2019 info)


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

30th May - 7th June


Gower Walking Festival
Back after having put their feet up for a couple of years, refreshed and ready to ramble!  Explore the magical coastline of the UK's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty during Wales' Year of the Sea.  There's a range of walks on the coast and inland, catering for all abilities and tastes - from literary to wildlife, pub to pub to historical!

1st - 2nd June (2019 dates with 2019 info)


Elham Valley Walking Festival
Set in the heart of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the volunteers run regular local walks throughout the year, but their focus is the annual two day Elham Valley Walking Festival.  A range of walks are available throughtout the Saturday and Sunday.

5th - 13th 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.

6th - 14th June


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

7th - 9th June  (2019 dates with 2019 info)


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

8th - 9th June


Somerset Levels and Moors Strollers 2 Day Festival
As usual there will be a 42k, 20k, 10k and 5k walk on both days.  The 42k registration is from 0730 to 0830, 20k from 0830 to 1000 and the 10k/5k from 1100 to 1400. All walkers have to return by 1800.

12th - 14th June


Top of the Gorge Festival
Join the team for our third visit atop the gorge, for a festival filled with outdoor adventure, inspirational speakers and plenty of challenges and activities to take part in.

14th - 21st June


Moray Walking and Outdoor Festival
Let the Moray Walking and Outdoor Festival take you on an adventure in 2020.  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.

15th - 23rd June (2019 dates with 2019 info)


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

15th - 23rd June (2019 dates with 2019 info)


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.

19th - 21st 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.

20th - 23rd June (2019 dates with 2019 info)


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.

20th - 23rd June (2019 dates with 2019 info)


The Purbeck Plod was introduced in 1965 and ran yearly through to 2002. The East Dorest Ramblers re-introduced the walk in 2008 adding the options of a 25 mile run and a 16 mile walk and in 2018 a 12 mile route was added for walkers.

22nd - 23rd June (2019 dates with 2019 info)


The Quantock Hills Walking Festival
A weekend of guided walks to suit all abilities in and around the Quantock Hills, the West Somerset coast and an opportunity to walk the new Castles and Coast Trail. Many of the walks will have a theme, led by local experts. All walks start and finish in the village of Nether Stowey.

22nd - 23rd June (2019 dates with 2019 info)


Rosedale Walking Festival
Fantastic walks in the Rosedale area.

22nd - 30th June


Love2Walk Annual Walking Festival
Guided walks from Bridgend, South Wales

22nd - 30th June (2019 dates with 2019 info)


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

22nd - 30th June (2019 dates with 2019 info)


Otley Walking Festival
You will be sure of a warm welcome on the 19th 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.


July

1st - 7th July (2019 dates with 2019 info)


Evesham Walking Festival
We are really excited that Evesham will be the venue for a new walking festival and are planning a series of walks in and around the Vale to suit all abilities. We want to showcase this beautiful area and help walkers to explore its history, its heritage and its flora and fauna. The walks will vary in length from two to ten miles and will be led by members of Evesham Rambling Club and Vale of Evesham Ramblers.

13th - 27th July (2019 dates with 2019 info)


North Kesteven Walking Festival
The festival is a two week extravaganza of the very best walks in the beautiful North Kesteven District.  Walks with themes of Photography, Whisby Pie, Treasure Hunt , Bat Walk  and even the opportunity to walk the mighty Spires and Steeples Trail.


August
4th - 12th August (2019 dates with 2019 info)


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.

10th - 18th August (2019 dates with 2019 info)


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.

24th - 26th August (2019 dates with 2019 info)


Mendip Ramblers Free Walking Festival

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

22nd - 29th August (2019 dates with 2019 info)


White Cliffs Walking Festival

2019 is the sixth 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.

24th August - 1st September (2019 dates with 2019 info)


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.

24th August - 1st September (2019 dates with 2019 info)


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.

30th August - 2nd September (2019 dates with 2019 info)


Much Wenlock Walking Festival

The walking festival from the Walkers are Welcome team in Much Wenlock offer 12 walks of different levels through the lovely countryside around the town.
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