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The Walking Festival programme for 2020 was badly affected by the Coronavirus situation.  Hopefully by 2021, we'll be able to get out walking in a group again.  So, here's a list of all the walking festivals and related events we know are happening in 2021 so far.  

We've had to split May into two pages... so below are the festivals from the 15th May onwards and on this page are the festivals up to the 15th May.

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15th - 18th May  -  DETAILS FOR 2021 NOT YET CONFIRMED

Isle of Arran Mountain Festival
The Arran Mountain Festival is an exciting four day event of guided walking and scrambling in the Isle of Arran’s hills and mountains.

15th - 21st May  - CONFIRMED FOR 2021

Ballater Walking Festival
Explore the natural beauty of the Cairngorms surrounding Ballater with a series of guided walks.  All ages and levels are welcome and with a full social calendar you are sure to have an outstanding time.

16th - 28th May  - DETAILS FOR 2021 NOT YET CONFIRMED

The National Forest Walking Festival
Join us for a host of varied walks to explore this ever changing landscape.  With over 70 to choose from there walks to suit every taste and ability, from gentle strolls to strenuous rambles and routes to cater for seasoned walkers as well as pushchairs, wheelchairs and family groups.

16th - 29th May  - DETAILS FOR 2021 NOT YET CONFIRMED

Rutland Walking and Cycling Festival

Discover England's smallest county on foot or on wheels in the 7 day festival.

16th - 31st May   - DETAILS FOR 2021 NOT YET CONFIRMED

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.

16th May - 6th June  - DETAILS FOR 2021 NOT YET CONFIRMED

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.

17th - 19th May  - DETAILS FOR 2021 NOT YET CONFIRMED

Prestatyn & Clwydian Range Walking Festival
The Walkers are Welcome town of Prestatyn is ideally located with easy access to coastal and hill walks in an area rich in history and biodiversity.  This year’s festival theme mirrors that of Wales generally, and is ‘The Year of Discovery’.  It offers 24 free guided walks for all ages and abilities, from a day trek on the Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail to easy walks.

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

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.

21st - 23rd May  - CONFIRMED FOR 2021

Trefriw Walking Festival
Join us for Snowdonia's most popular walking festival - three days of glorious walking, offering a choice of 20 walks with something for everyone every day.  Trefriw is on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, and on our walks they will be offering - as ever - hills, valleys, mountains, rivers, waterfalls, forests, and even the sea.  

21st - 23rd May  - CONFIRMED FOR 2021

Winchcombe Cotswolds Walking Festival
The annual walking festival welcomes walkers to the Winchcombe, the walking centre for the Cotswolds.

21st - 23rd May  - CONFIRMED FOR 2021

Keswick Mountain Festival
One of the big events in the outdoor calendar, with walking, cycling, running, climbing, paddling, music and gear displays all packed into a long weekend.

22nd - 25th May - DETAILS FOR 2021 NOT YET CONFIRMED

Crieff and Strathearn Drovers’ Tryst

Enjoy beautiful Perthshire acros the duration of this wonderful 8 day festival, with 32 walks available at all levels of difficulty (extra hard to easy).  Each walk is restricted to small groups - typically around 12 people - allowing fantastic connections to the local knowledgeable expert volunteers who led the walks.  There's also many interest walks, led by the likes of bee keepers, archaeologists, naturalists and a shepherdess.

On the evenings, there's a full social programme, including films/ceilidh/talks/whisky tasting.  And if you fancy something different to walking, there's a Hairy Coo mountain biking day for all levels and family friendly bike rides along the byways of the Earn Valley.

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

23rd - 25th May - DETAILS FOR 2021 NOT YET CONFIRMED

WalkFest 2021
Join the North Yorks Moor National Park team over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend for the return of our walking festival and enjoy a great programme of guided themed walks in some very special places.  This year, WalkFest takes on a watery theme, featuring a mix of walks with local experts taking in the River Rye or River Esk, as well as following stretches of the Cleveland Way National Trail, giving you a chance to walk linear stretches of the trail (with transport provided)

23rd - 27th May - DETAILS FOR 2021 NOT YET CONFIRMED

Henley-on-Thames Walking Festival
Henley-on-Thames is organising it’s 2nd Walking Festival, from 23 to 27 May 2020, in one of the most beautiful areas in the country, nestled in the Chiltern Hills on one side and the beautiful Thames on the other.  There's  variety of walks on offer - from short to long.  Henley is a bustling town with many places to eat & drink, many shops of which 2 outdoor shops, and choice of places to stay.

24th - 27th May  - DETAILS FOR 2021 NOT YET CONFIRMED

Llanelli Festival of Walks
Llanelli Ramblers organise and host the Llanelli Festival of Walks which is an annual event that has attracted hundreds of visitors to the town since its beginnings in 1995 and has established Llanelli as a popular centre for walking.

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

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!

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