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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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11th May - 2nd June

Suffolk Walking Festival
The 12th Suffolk Walking Festival is going to be the largest festival to date with over 120 events spread across 3 weeks. This year also sees the introduction of the first ever Fringe Festival, a series of activities that are designed to get you close to nature in the very heart of Suffolk’s countryside.

18th May - 2nd June

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

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
New last year and ending with Farnham Town Council’s 'Step into Spring', this walking festival will help you discover historic Farnham and the beautiful surrounding area through a range of free guided walks. They include discovering life in the castle, industrial heritage, public art, walking skills the natural landscape surrounding the town.

25th May - 2nd June

Malvern Walking Festival
This year’s programme, now in its 18th year, is the biggest and best ever for the Malvern Walking Festival, with 51 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.

25th May - 9th June

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

25th May - 9th June

Guernsey Spring Walking Festival
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.

30th May - 2nd June

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

1st - 2nd June

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.

1st - 9th 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 - 9th June

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

7th - 15th 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.

7th - 9th June

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

14th - 16th 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.

14th - 23rd June

Moray Walking and Outdoor Festival
Let the Moray Walking and Outdoor Festival take you on an adventure in 2019.  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

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

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.

20th - 23rd June

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.

22nd - 23rd June

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

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

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

22nd - 30th June

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.


North Pennines Walking Festival - NOT RUNNING IN 2019
The North Pennines Walking Festival celebrates the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and UNESCO Global Geopark, with walks covering a variety of subjects including local history, nature and geology.  Walks for a range of abilities and interests are included in the Festival, and will take place around the AONB, with several of the walks being organised jointly with the AONB Partnership.


1st - 7th July

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.


4th - 12th August  (2018 dates)

Midlothian Walking Festival

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

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

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

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

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.

31st August - 1st 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.

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