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Walking Festivals in Britain - June to August 2021

The Walking Festival programme for 2021 is getting back on track after the relaxing of restrictions from the continuing Coronavirus situation.  After a challenging 2020, more and more festivals are returning this year.  Here's a list of all the walking festivals and related events we know about happening between June and August 2021.  


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  -  NOT YET CONFIRMED FOR 2021


Farnham Walking Festival
Get outdoors and explore Farnham on foot with the Farnham Walking Festival.  The Festival is organised by Farnham Town Council and a team of walking enthusiasts and features everything from half-mile strolls to 14-mile hikes.  Each walk is led by a volunteer who is an expert in their field.  In 2020 the festival will be expanding to over 50 walks throughout a three-week period.  The walks are free to join but booking is essential.

18th May - 2nd June -  NOT YET CONFIRMED FOR 2021


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.

22nd May - 6th June - CONFIRMED FOR 2021


Spring is a perfect time to explore the beautiful blossoming coastlines or amble around Guernsey.  Whether you want to take a short walk, a more serious coastal ramble or discover our beautiful ancient town, the Spring Walking Festival has walks to suit everyone.

Guided walks include coastal, inland and town walks, historical, nature and the arts; all led by the Bailiwick of Guernsey’s gold and silver Accredited Guides.

* TRAVEL TO THE BAILWICK OF GUERNSEY IS CURRENT RESTRICTED *

22nd May - 6th June  - CONFIRMED FOR 2021


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

29th May - 6th June  - CONFIRMED FOR 2021


2021's programme, now in its 20th year, is the biggest and best ever for the Malvern Walking Festival, with walks available over the 9 day programme - making it one of the largest walking festivals in southern England.  Add to that, the fact that the Malvern Hills are in an Area of Outstanding Natural beauty and it’s not surprising the Festival is proving so popular.
There are a wide variety of walks available on this year’s Festival so there’s something for everybody regardless of their ability or interests.  Some of the walks are short and themed including history, gardens, geology, Elgar’s music, trees and farming and some are more challenging.

4th - 12th June  - CONFIRMED FOR 2021


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.

8th - 9th June   - NOT YET CONFIRMED FOR 2021


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.

11th - 13th June  - CONFIRMED FOR 2021


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

11th - 13th June  - CONFIRMED FOR 2021


The third Wotton Walking Festival takes place in 2021 around the town and the surrounding countryside with a three day festival.

12th - 14th June  - NOT YET CONFIRMED FOR 2021


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.

15th - 23rd June  - NOT YET CONFIRMED FOR 2021


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 - 23rd June  - CONFIRMED FOR 2021


Let the Moray Walking and Outdoor Festival take you on an adventure in 2021.  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.

CANCELLED FOR 2021


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.

19th - 21st June  - NOT YET CONFIRMED FOR 2021


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.
19th - 27th June -  CONFIRMED FOR 2021

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

20th - 28th June   - NOT YET CONFIRMED FOR 2021


East Peak Outdoors 2020
A selection of local walks over this 9-day festival.

CANCELLED FOR 2021


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  - NOT YET CONFIRMED FOR 2021


Rosedale Walking Festival
Fantastic walks in the Rosedale area.

26th June - 4th July  -  CONFIRMED FOR 2021


You will be sure of a warm welcome on the 20th 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.

26th June - 4th July  - CONFIRMED FOR 2021


Enjoy the Chesterfield area on foot by taking part in this nine day walking festival.  With 54 walks to choose from there’s got to be one that suits you whether it’s boarding a narrowboat for a trip on the Chesterfield Canal followed by a walk back to Hollingwood Hub, a walk starting with a ride on a bus, or a walk and talk about Chesterfield’s black and white buildings.

30th June - 4th July  - CONFIRMED FOR 2021


Lace up your boots and head to Worcestershire for the 2021 Evesham Walking Festival.  This five day festival, organised by Evesham Rambling Club, provides a selection of enjoyable themed walks to suit a range of abilities.  There will be plenty to discover along the way with short talks and activities as walkers enjoy the beauty and surroundings of the Vale of Evesham and North Cotswolds.


July

26th June - 4th July  -  CONFIRMED FOR 2021


You will be sure of a warm welcome on the 20th 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.

26th June - 4th July  - CONFIRMED FOR 2021


Enjoy the Chesterfield area on foot by taking part in this nine day walking festival.  With 54 walks to choose from there’s got to be one that suits you whether it’s boarding a narrowboat for a trip on the Chesterfield Canal followed by a walk back to Hollingwood Hub, a walk starting with a ride on a bus, or a walk and talk about Chesterfield’s black and white buildings.

30th June - 4th July  - CONFIRMED FOR 2021


Lace up your boots and head to Worcestershire for the 2021 Evesham Walking Festival.  This five day festival, organised by Evesham Rambling Club, provides a selection of enjoyable themed walks to suit a range of abilities.  There will be plenty to discover along the way with short talks and activities as walkers enjoy the beauty and surroundings of the Vale of Evesham and North Cotswolds.
FEATURED FESTIVAL

17th - 19th July -  CONFIRMED FOR 2021


Enjoy beautiful Perthshire acros the duration of this wonderful festival, this year to be held over two long weekends in 2021.  The weekend dates will be 29-31st May and 17-19th July.  This year the festival will continue to offer a wide choice of walks with walk levels to suit all.  In addition there will be a number of new walks offered.


It's all in the beautiful historic scenery of Perthshire, celebrating the lives of the cattle drovers of yore.


August

6th - 9th August  - CONFIRMED FOR 2021


The Kendal Walking Festival offers an opportunity to explore this wonderful town, with its roots embedded so deeply in the peaceful  landscapes that surround it.  The festival has something for everyone regardless of his or her walking capabilities, including an appearance of the town's most famous resident - the original walking writer Alfred Wainwright.


This is the fifth year of the Kendal Walking Festival, and there are 14 walks and events on offer throughout the four days.

7th - 15th August   - NOT YET CONFIRMED FOR 2021

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.

7th - 15th August  -  CONFIRMED FOR 2021


9 days of FREE walks exploring the history and beauty of North-East Wales.

10th - 18th August  - NOT YET CONFIRMED FOR 2021


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 - NOT YET CONFIRMED FOR 2021


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.

24th August - 1st September  - NOT YET CONFIRMED FOR 2021


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.

26th - 31st August  - CONFIRMED FOR 2021


2021 is the seventh 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.

30th August  - CONFIRMED FOR 2021


Bingley Walkers are Welcome are very pleased to announce their forth one day Walking Festival to be held on Bank Holiday Monday August 30th.  After the success of 2019, the hope is to make this one even better.  There will be five walks on offer – one more than last year – all starting from Market Square but at different times.
30th August - 3rd September  - CONFIRMED FOR 2021


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.

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