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Walking Festivals in Britain - June to August 2021

The Walking Festival programme for 2020 has obviously been affected by the continuing Coronavirus situation.  Hopefully the programme in 2021 will be less changed.  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  - DETAILS 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  - DETAILS 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.

23rd May - 7th June  - DETAILS NOT YET CONFIRMED FOR 2021


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

29th May - 6th June  - CONFIRMED FOR 2021


Malvern Walking Festival
2020's programme, now in its 19th 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.

30th May - 7th June  - DETAILS FOR 2021 NOT YET CONFIRMED


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!

4th - 12th June  - CONFIRMED FOR 2021


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  - DETAILS NOT YET CONFIRMED FOR 2021


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

8th - 9th June   - DETAILS YET TO BE 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


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

12th - 13th June   - CONFIRMED FOR 2021


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.

12th - 14th June  - DETAILS 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.

14th - 21st June  - DETAILS NOT YET CONFIRMED FOR 2021


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) - DETAILS 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.

18th - 21st June  - DETAILS NOT YET CONFIRMED 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  - DETAILS 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

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

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


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

21st June  - DETAILS NOT YET CONFIRMED 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 (2019 dates with 2019 info)  - DETAILS NOT YET CONFIRMED FOR 2021


Rosedale Walking Festival
Fantastic walks in the Rosedale area.

26th June - 4th July  - CONFIRMED FOR 2021


Otley Walking Festival
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.


July

26th June - 4th July  - CONFIRMED FOR 2021


Otley Walking Festival
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.

1st - 5th July - DETAILS NOT YET CONFIRMED FOR 2021


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.


August
7th - 15th August   - 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.

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

26th - 31st August  - CONFIRMED FOR 2021


White Cliffs Walking Festival

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.

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