Here's a list of all the walking festivals and related events we know about happening in September 2019.
If you know of a festival or event taking place we haven't got listed, please get in touch with us here.
24th August - 1st September
In what promises to be a fantastic showcase of all that Dartmoor National Park has to offer, the Dartmoor Walking Festival will offer a variety of walks, talks and events throughout its 9 day programme. The Festival is being organised by the Moorland Guides, who will be offering a variety of half and full days walks across the whole of the National Park. In addition to this will be some Dartmoor National Park Authority Ranger-led walks, providing an insight into the work they do.
31st August - 1st September
Corwen is a fantastic venue for this type of event and is a wonderful base for walking enthusiasts as it offers walks from the town that suit all levels of walking. From walks around Corwen itself, finding out about the history of the town, to a high level ridge walk along the Berwyn reaching over 800 metres in height, the Corwen Walking Festival has it all. There's guided walks on both days and you have the choice of a full day walk or, with some of the shorter walks, doing one in the morning and another in the afternoon.
1st September (2018 date)
The Food and Ale trail is back for 2018 over a new 8 miles route that goes via Bransley to Hopton Wafers and returning via Broome Park Farm to the Sports and Social Club. Great local food at 3 stops and at the finish, washed down by delicious Hobsons Beer or a soft drink.
The Welsh Valleys Walking Festival
The 13th annual festival and there is plenty to tempt walkers of all abilities - from walks for the serious enthusiast looking to stretch themselves whilst basking in the breathtaking beauty of The Valleys scenery to shorter walks suitable for the less experienced and for all the family. All walks are led by experienced walk leaders whose local knowledge is guaranteed to add to the experience.
1st - 30th September
Running throughout September, Walkfest is a series of organised walks designed to encourage people of all ages to get out and enjoy the town of Guildford and beautiful countryside in and around the area.
4th - 8th September
A small and friendly in Dorset with over 20 varied walks. Enjoy gently rolling farmland and explore the medieval Royal Forest. Includes town walks, Nordic walking and geocaching events.
6th - 8th September
With this years' theme focusing on the geology of the area and how this has shaped the environment, the 2019 Festival organised by the Bradford on Avon Walkers are Welcome Group promises to be another year event. With walks for all ages and abilities ranging from 1.5 to 15 miles it’s a Festival for everyone.
7th - 10th September (2018 dates)
Millennium Way Walking Festival
The first ever walking festival from the team behind the Millennium Way in Worcestershire, featuring 8 of the circular walks through the lovely Worcestershire countryside, one each morning and one each afternoon. The walks are between 3 and 8 miles in length, and there is also a walk specially set up on Sunday afternoon for the less able, which is known as the Easy Access Walk - perfect for cross country wheelchairs and those with physical restrictions.
7th - 14th September
The Scottish Borders Walking Festival
The Scottish Borders Walking Festival, the oldest established walking festival in Scotland, has a reputation for being one of the friendliest walking festivals of the year - and 2019 marks its' 25th year.
7th - 22nd September
South Pennines Walk & Ride Festival
EXPLORE! The South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival 2019 - an area blessed with calm stretches of open water, rivers, woodlands, crags, farmland, pack-horse trails and moorland with distinctive heritage and culture. With a good mix of walking, cycling, mountain biking and horse riding events accessible to people with differing experience of participating in these recreational activities it is your opportunity to come and explore this wonderful landscape with the benefit of guides who know the area like the back of their hand.
8th - 16th September (2018 dates)
Bedfordshire Walking Festival
Celebrating ten years of the event in 2018, the Bedfordshire Walking Festival is an established fixture in the Bedfordshire calendar. Walks for almost every ability level, from short 1-2 mile health Walks, 3-4 mile ambles and special interest walks. For the more adventurous, rambler-led walks ranging from 5 to12 miles and for people who like a challenge the Greensand Ridge Challenge two-day hike along the Greensand Ridge has been included in previous years.
8th - 16th September (2018 dates)
Yorkshire Wolds Walking and Outdoors Festival
The Yorkshire Wolds Walking and Outdoors Festival has grown in reputation, showcasing the wonderful landscape and celebrating the rich heritage of the Yorkshire Wolds. Pick from an exciting range of outdoor pursuits including cycling, special interest and historical walks, horse riding, Nature Safaris, Bushcraft, Nordic walking, specialist guided walks, boat trips or even a Buddhist experience plus lots more.
South East Cornwall Walking Festival - NOT RUNNING IN 2019
Running for over a decade now, the South East Cornwall Walking Festival is a weeklong festival of walks around south east Cornwall taking in seaside villages, rural hamlets, the Tamar Valley and edge of Bodmin Moor.
13th - 22nd September
Sheffield Walking Festival
Strap on your boots and take in Sheffield on foot as Sheffield Walking Festival returns 13 - 22 September 2019. Over ten days, the festival presents a host of enjoyable walks for a range of abilities, with plenty to see and discover along the way.
14th - 22nd September
The second Chesterfield Canal Walking Festival will include walks along the entire 46 miles from Chesterfield to West Stockwith, including the unrestored section. There will be a great variety of lengths and different times of day from which to choose and lots of speciality walks including: History, Wildlife, Engineering, Wheelchair and Family Friendly.
14th - 22nd September
Bathscape Landscape Partnership aims to reconnect people with the unique natural setting of Bath and the surrounding area through the nine days of the walking festival.
14th - 22nd September
Explore one of the UK’s most historic and beautiful landscapes at the first ever High Weald Walking Festival, running from 14 to 22 September 2019 and completely free. The new event will showcase the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty like never before. Experienced and knowledgeable guides will lead a host of inspiring walks suitable for all ages and abilities, with themed routes covering local history, art, literature, wildlife and geology.
14th - 23rd September
Barmouth Festival of Walking
The Festival of Walking is a well established event organised by Barmouth Publicity Association to take advantage of the fabulous walks and dramatic landscape accessible from Barmouth, on the west coast of Wales.
14th - 29th September
Guernsey Autumn Walking Festival
The Guernsey Autumn Walking Festival offers visitors a choice of over 50 morning, afternoon and evening guided walks to explore the islands and learn from local experts about their history and attractions. Prices start from £7 per person per walk. The walks vary in difficulty and length (ranging from one to six hours) and are suitable for all ages and abilities.
15th - 30th September (2018 dates)
The Autumn Footprints Festival offers a great choice of 42 free guided walks across 16 days set in the picturesque Derbyshire countryside.
17th - 24th September (2018 dates)
19th - 22nd September
Kington is a picturesque walking hub on trails including Offa’s Dyke and the Mortimer Trail and criss-crossed by ancient drovers’ routes. The 2019 Festival features over 30 walks varying in length from 1 to 14+ miles, led by experienced guides who will share their knowledge of the landscape, history, flora or fauna of this part of the Welsh Marches; there are also some self-led walks including a challenge for the more competitive walker!
21st - 24th September (2018 dates)
21st - 27th September
21st - 29th September
27th- 29th September
South West Outdoor Festival
The South West Outdoor Festival returns for 2019 with tons to do whether you’re camping or here for a day, festival entry includes all sorts of guided adventures, interactive learning experiences and entertainment (speakers, films and live music)
27th - 29th September
Cowalfest offers a 8 day festival during October. This annual Walking and Outdoors Festival is one of the largest and most varied walking festivals in Scotland, with more than 60 walks led by expert and knowledgeable walk leaders.
28th September - 6th October
29th September - 1st October (2018 dates)
28th September - 27th October