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Walking Festivals in Britain - October to December 2020

Here's a list of all the walking festivals and related events we know about happening between October and December 2020.  


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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October

28th September - 2nd October


Walk The Isle of Man
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!

28th September - 6th October (2019 dates with 2019 info)


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 (2019 dates with 2019 info)


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

28th September - 27th October (2019 dates with 2019 info)


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 - 5th October (2019 dates with 2019 info)


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.

1st - 31st October (2019 dates with 2019 info)


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.

2nd - 4th October


Ross-on-Wye Walking Festival

The 12th annual Ross-on-Wye Walking Festival will have a range of walks in and around the Walkers are Welcome town.

2th - 6th October (2019 dates with 2019 info)


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 - 20th October (2019 dates with 2019 info)


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 - 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 (2019 dates with 2019 info)

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.


November

12th October - 3rd November (2019 dates with 2019 info)

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 (2019 dates with 2019 info)


A selection of walks over this early winter weekend.


December

End of December 2020 - Start of January 2021


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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