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Walking Festivals in Britain - October to December 2021

The Walking Festival programme for 2021 is getting back on track after the relaxing of restrictions from the continuing Coronavirus situation.  After a challenging 2020, more and more festivals are returning this year.  Here's a list of all the walking festivals and related events we know about happening between October and December 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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25th September - 3rd October  - CONFIRMED FOR 2021

2021 sees Bollington’s 11th Walking Festival, and again it features a great programme of walks and social events.  This year is planned around 40 walks to cover all abilities and age ranges.

27th September - 1st October  - CONFIRMED FOR 2021

Embracing all that’s good about the great outdoors, this long established and hugely popular six-day Festival is equally suited to individuals or larger groups.  It’s a fun way to meet new people and take in the full range of the Isle of Man’s spectacular scenery - all at the same time.

Take part in one of five specially selected daily walks over the five days, varying in distance and degree of difficulty to suit all levels.  Each walk is led by an experienced and knowledgeable guide, who’ll point out areas of historic and cultural interest and offer fascinating insights into the Island’s heritage.  Along the way, you’ll get to witness the Isle of Man’s abundant wildlife and marine life first hand – it never disappoints!

1st - 3rd October  - CONFIRMED FOR 2021

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

1st - 31st October (2020 dates)

Wild Scilly

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.

7th - 11th October (2020 dates)  - CONFIRMED FOR 2021 BUT AWAITING DATES

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

16th - 31st October   - CONFIRMED FOR 2021

Chilterns Autumn Walking Festival
The Chilterns Autumn Walking Festival will take place in 2021 and promises an exciting programme of hikes, guided tours and special events right across the Chilterns.

23rd - 26th October -  CONFIRMED FOR 2021

More details will be available later in the year for this festival which is normally held in April.



End of December 2021 - Start of January 2022

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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