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Walking Festivals in Britain - May 2020 - page 2

Here's a list of all the walking festivals and related events we know about happening during May 2020 - in fact, there's some many now, 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.

If you know of a festival or event taking place we haven't got listed, please get in touch with us here.


15th - 17th May

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.  

15th - 17th May

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.

15th - 18th May  

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 - 19th May (2019 dates with 2019 info)

Bishop’s Castle Walking Festival
Bishop’s Castle is a small market town surrounded by the wonderful Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty, near the Welsh border and off the beaten track.  It is a welcoming place.  The 20th walking festival offers a great choice of five walks every day, all beautiful, all guided by local people who know the area. Walks vary between five and sixteen miles. They take walkers over wide open hills, through winding valleys, tiny hamlets and past ancient hill forts.

16th - 22nd May  

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  

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 - 31st May

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

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

16th May - 6th June

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  (2019 dates with 2019 info)

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

17th - 19th May  (2019 dates with 2019 info)

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  (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.

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.

19th - 28th May (2018 dates)

1066 Walking Festival
This walking festival for 1066 Country features walks to suit all ages and abilities over the 1066 area.  Enjoy guided walks along coast and through the countryside of the High Weald AONB.  Over the festival there will be long and short walks to suit all tastes and fitness levels.  Many of these will be free of charge, or by donation request.

24th - 27th May  (2019 dates with 2019 info)

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.

25th - 27th May  (2019 dates with 2019 info)

WalkFest 2019 - Cleveland Way 50th Anniversary
Join the 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 the festival is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Cleveland Way, and so all walks are themed around the UK's favourite National Trail giving you a chance to walk linear stretches of the trail (with transport provided). Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment

25th - 27th May  (2019 dates with 2019 info)

Following on from the first Clyde Muirshiel Walking Festival in 2018, 2019’s event aims to cater again for everyone, from the leisurely paced stroll to the more serious hill walker.  There will be at least 3 guided walks planned for each day at each ability level, led by Clyde Muirshiel Rangers and associated other walking groups and networks. Walks will start from various locations around the Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park.

23rd - 31st May

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.

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.

28th May - 3rd June  (2019 dates with 2019 info)

Corby Outdoors Festival
2019 sees the festivals' 11th annual year, and as with last year a wider range of outdoor activities will be offered, including cycling and running, to offer even more great opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors across the borough.

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!

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