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Walking Festivals in Britain - October to December 2019

Here's a list of all the walking festivals and related events we know about happening between October and December 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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28th September - 6th October

Richmond Walking & Book Festival

The Festival is centred on the lively and picturesque market town of Richmond which boasts everything you need to ensure a wonderful day or longer stay, whether a solo traveller or a group of friends.  Our walks programme offers at least 4 walks to choose from each day and features the route of the Swaledale Marathon; you can enjoy some of Swaledale's finest scenery at a more sedate pace.  The book programme features famous authors and a popular book fair held in Richmond's beautiful station.

28th September - 6th October  

Haltwhistle Walking Festival
The autumn Festival offers 19 walks to choose from over 9 days.

28th September - 27th October

South Lincolnshire Walking Festival

The South Lincolnshire Walking Festival is back for its 5th year, offering 14 days of walking spread over 5 weekends.  In 2018, the festival offered 61 walks, with a varied programme offering something for all ages and abilities, with walks ranging from 0.5 miles to 26 miles.  Many of the walks are suitable for wheelchair users and accessible with pushchairs, so truly family friendly.  Dogs are also welcome on many of the walks.

1st - 31st October

Norfolk Walking and Cycling Festival

Showcasing the beautiful north east stretch of the Norfolk Coast, with a range of guided walks, themed walks including family and nature, and other related events.

2th - 6th October

Dursley Walking Festival

Varied programme of 20+ short and longer walks including special interest walks e.g. photography and local history.  Social events where non-walkers are welcome e.g. a quiz, a local historical talk and a tea and cakes afternoon. Full programme will be available on the website in August


5th - 12th October

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 on Sunday 14th October 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.

5th - 20th October

Chilterns Walking Festival

There's something to whet all appetites in the Chilterns Walking Festival - some of the walks give you the chance to get behind the scenes at gardens, art studios or farms not normally open to the public.  You get to meet artists, craftspeople, farmers, archaeologists, historians, countryside rangers, food producers and storytellers of the Chilterns.  Each walk is guided by an experienced walk leader who will bring it to life for you!

10th - 14th October

Walk Scilly Long Weekend

Explore the magic of Scilly on the cusp of the season when the nights are drawing in and there can be a nip to the fresh sea air.  Put your walking boots on and discover a multitude of themed treks with our ever popular, experienced local guides.  Feast on locally foraged foods, learn about maritime history, discover the wildlife, flora and fauna of Scilly or experience a beach landing on one the uninhabited islands.

12th October - 3rd November

The 2018 festival saw 1,600 people enjoy 75 behind the scenes family strolls, history hikes, wildlife walks and more.  All walks were expert-led by the New Forest National Park Authority and partner organisations, helping people learn more about the National Park.

10th - 13th October   (2019 dates with 2019 info)

The Hay on Wye Walking Festival is a celebration of two-footed fun in and around the beautiful border town of Hay on Wye.  Enjoy the lush countryside, stunning hills and to step into the beautiful town of independent shops, a proudly chain-store free destination.

The walks programme, spread over four days, is broad ranging in terms of geography and interest.  There is something for all abilities and interests – all day in the hills, town walks, historical walks, a chance to learn from experts and exclusive access to paths and sites not normally open to the public.


12th October - 3rd November

The 2018 festival saw 1,600 people enjoy 75 behind the scenes family strolls, history hikes, wildlife walks and more.  All walks were expert-led by the New Forest National Park Authority and partner organisations, helping people learn more about the National Park.

2nd - 3rd November

A selection of walks over this early winter weekend.


23rd December 2018 - 6th January 2019  (2018 dates)

Ramblers Festival of Winter Walks
Hundreds of walks take place around the country during the festival. All are free, fun and open to anyone and everyone from toddlers to grandparents. Chosen and led by Ramblers volunteers, the walks will showcase Britain at its wintry best. Many of the walks are short and family-friendly, although there are always plenty of yomps for the seasoned hiker too.

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