Type of Website: Walking Festival

*Alton Walking and Cycling Festival
Overview

Usually held Early May. (There has also been advertised an Alton Walking Week in October.)

Description from

Alton Town Council

*Ancestor's Trail
Overview

'An annual biological pilgrimage that celebrates "our place" within the biodiversity machine we call evolution. Although the inspiration for this walk is to provide a shared experience for non-religious people, our common origins belong to us all and so we warmly extend an invitation to anyone.' Usually held in August.

*Angus Glens Walking Festival
Overview

Usually held Late May.

*Autumn Footprints Festival
Overview

Usually held Mid September. Typically over three dozen walks of various levels of difficulty at various locations in Amber Valley and Erewash.

*Ballater Walking Festival
Overview

'Caters for a wide range of walking abilities and features 18 walks throughout the Cairngorms in addition to social events.' Usually held May.

*Barmouth Walking Festival
Overview

Usually held Mid September.

*Bedfordshire Walking Festival
Overview

Usually held Mid September.

*Boroughbridge & Lower Ure Valley Easter Walks Festival
Overview

Usually held Easter.

*Bristol Walk Fest
Overview

'Bristol Walk Fest (Bristol Walking Festival) features the best walks that Bristol and its surrounding area can offer. The Festival aims to attract a wide audience from those that are very new to walking to the more experienced rambler.' Usually held During May.

*Castlerock WalkFest
Overview

'Another opportunity to join with other like-minded folk and experience the walk of your choice in the spectacular Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that is Binevenagh.' Usually held Early September.

*Chepstow Walking Festival
Overview

The Festival 'has become firmly established on the walker's calendar. A border town of Wales and England at the Gateway of the Wye Valley it has a rich past and stunning landscape, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. Festival usually held Mid April.

*Coleford Area Walking Festival
Overview

'The Coleford area abounds in natural beauty, intriguing history and is a playground for outdoor pursuits. It has been crying out for its own walking festival. Coleford Area Walking Festival has been a collaborative project led by Coleford Area Partnership and Coleford Town Council. We are very grateful for the support of so many local organisations and individuals. Without your support and that of so many volunteers the festival could simply not happen.' Usually held Mid May.

*Corby Outdoors Festival
Overview

Usually held late May/early June.

*CowalFest Walking & Outdoor Festival
Overview

'All ages and abilities are catered for and the walks cover interest areas of wildlife, bird watching, drama, photography, art, history, heritage, folklore, tai chi, great gardens, great houses and some great hill walks including the opportunity to complete over 6 days the long distance trail "The Cowal Way".' Usually held Mid October.

*Crickhowell Walking Festival
Overview

'Takes place around the beginning of March each year and lasts nine days. It consists of a number of guided walks of various grades, all led by local experienced guides.' Usually held Late February - Early March.

*Drovers' Tryst Walking Festival
Overview

Usually held Mid October.

*Dursley Walking Festival
Overview

Usually held Early October.

*Falmouth Spring Festival
Overview

'A variety of professional guided walks on a variety of themes' Usually held Late March - Early April.

*Festival of Winter Walks
Overview

'Whatever your age or ability there’s a walk for you. We’ve got fun festive-themed walks that the little ones will love; leisurely strolls under 5 miles for people new to walking; and longer walks for those that want more of a challenge over the Christmas break. For those of you who may be short on time or want a gentler stroll, why not join a health walk?  Walking for Health is also part of the Festival of Winter Walks.' Usually held Mid December - Early January.

*Fort William Mountain Festival
Overview

Usually held Mid February.

*Garstang Walking Festival
Overview

Usually held Early May.

*Gower Walking Festival
Overview

'The Gower Walking Festival began in 2005 and was run by the Mumbles Tourist Association to raise money for the independent volunteer-managed Mumbles and Gower Tourist Information Office. It started with 35 walks over eight days and grew to 71 walks over 16 days, with over 1500 participants. In 2015, due to unforeseen circumstances, the festival had to be cancelled. After a break of four years, a new small enthusiastic group formed to restart the much-loved walking festival ...' Usually held Late May.

*Greater Manchester Walking Festival
Overview

‘Celebrating the joy of walking, the Festival will bring together neighbours, friends and communities to have fun and re-discover, or perhaps discover for the first time, the joy of the journey!’ Usually held During May.

*Guildford WalkFest
Overview

'This popular public event offers people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to join guided walks in and around the beautiful town and stunning countryside surrounding the ancient Borough of Guildford. This year's festival runs for the whole of September ... although walks will appear throughout the year ...'

*Haltwhistle Walking Festival
Overview

Usually held Late April.

*Hay Walking Festival
Overview

'Our 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. Walks are graded according to difficulty and are led by experienced walk leaders, all of whom know and love the area covered and have themselves been traversing the area for many years. Perched on the Wales-England border on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Hay on Wye is blessed with a wonderful mosaic of landscapes which is not only scenically stunning but also steeped in the stories of those who have lived, fought, worked or travelled through the area over the millennia.' Held Mid October.

*Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival
Overview

Usually held Early May.

Description from

Ironbridge Walking Group

*Isle of Harris Mountain Festival
Overview

'Harris (also Scottish Gaelic: Na Hearadh, pronounced [nə ˈhɛɾəɣ]) is the southern and more mountainous part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Although not an island itself, Harris is often referred to as the Isle of Harris ...' Usually held Early May.

*Isle of Purbeck Walking Festival
Overview

'The beautiful Isle of Purbeck is a walker's paradise. From coast to country, the variety is unsurpassed ... Purbeck offers something for everyone and our walks have been designed to show as much of the area as possible. Some include a pub lunch in a typical Dorset village and others a ride home on the steam train  ...' Usually held Mid September.

*Isle of Wight Classic Buses, Beer & Walks Weekend
Overview

Usually held Mid October.

*Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival
Overview

'Walks over 16 days around the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (and a little bit beyond).' Usually held Late May - Early June.

*Llanelli Festival of Walks
Overview

Usually held Late Spring Bank Holiday Weekend.

*Llangollen Walking Festival
Overview

Usually held Early Spring Bank Holiday Weekend.

*Mid-Wales 4 Day Walking Festival
Overview

'The aims of the walks are to provide a focal point for people who enjoy walking, encourage physical activity, provide a challenge and show off some of the most picturesque countryside surrounding Llanwrtyd Wells.' Usually held Mid September.

*Montgomery Walking Festival
Overview

'Montgomery offers some of the best scenery and walks anywhere in the UK and is a great base for exploring mid wales and the English/Wales border regions.' Usually held Early October.

ALERT Unfortunately, the Website for the Festival was unobtainable at Review (though I did establish that the advertised next Festival has been cancelled due to Covid).  So I have replaced the Link with a related one.

Description from

Visit Montgomery

*Muckle-Toon Adventure Festival
Overview

Throughout the course of the weekend the Muckle Toon Adventure Festival offers a series of walks in and around the town of Langholm accompanied by our charismatic and informative local guides. Surrounded by beautiful open moorland, babbling burns and romantic woodlands, the walking series will most definitely have something for all recreational hikers ...' Usually held Mid June.

*North York Moors WalkFest
Overview

'Join us over the spring bank holiday weekend for our exciting new walking festival!'

*Pendle Walking Festival
Overview

'Pendle's award-winning event, now regarded as the biggest free Walking Festival in the country ...' Usually held Mid August.

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Visit Pendle

*Redcar & Cleveland's Winter Walking Festival
Overview

Usually held Late January/Early February  'We are hoping for some mild winter weather, but British weather can be temperamental, so expect some snow, rain and strong winds! Please be prepared and dress appropriately ...'

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This is Redcar & Cleveland

*Richmond Walking & Book Festival
Overview

'Our festival provides the opportunity for a fantastic break; combining day time walks led by knowledgeable guides, with evening talks from popular and emerging authors. You create your own programme; do as little or as much of either or both.' Usually held Late September.

*ride2stride: The Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival
Overview

Usually held Late April.

*Rutland Walking and Cycling Festival
Overview

Usually held Late May.

*Selsey Walking and Outdoor Festival
Overview

'Situated close to the historic city of Chichester, Selsey offers close access to some of the top wildlife destinations on the South Coast. It lies at the heart of the RSPB nature reserves at Pagham Harbour and Medmerry and via a series of linked paths is only a stones-throw from the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at Chichester Harbour.' Usually held Late May.

*South East Cornwall Walking Festival
Overview

'Putting the "East" back into the walking festival ... This year's festival will see the emphasis on walks in the eastern part of South East Cornwall. It also goes to show that there are walks going on around the area all year round organized by volunteers groups such as the Ramblers.' Usually held Mid September.

*South Lincolnshire Walking Festival
Overview

'There's no better way to discover the hidden treasures of south Lincolnshire than walking through the landscape that witnessed bronze-age burials; iron-age mints; roman forts; the Knights Templar; deserted medieval villages; castles, cathedrals and monasteries and Elizabethan architecture at its finest ...' Usually held Late September - Late October.

*Sperrins & Killeter Walking Festival
Overview

Usually held Mid-September.

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Far and Wild

*Suffolk Walking Festival
Overview

Usually held Late May/Early June.

*Trefriw Walking Festival
Overview

'Trefriw nestles into the heavily wooded eastern edge of Snowdonia. Once a thriving port and resort, the world passed it by as the river Conwy silted up. It is now the ideal place to stay, for visitors to Snowdonia, who wish to avoid the crowds and commercialism of the better known resorts and enjoy the simple pleasures of the glorious countryside around us while still having an excellent base for exploring this fascinating corner of Britain.' Usually held Mid May.

*Walk Islay Festival
Overview

Usually held Mid April.

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Visit Islay Jura

*Walk Scilly Festival
Overview

'In October, we welcome Wild Scilly, (previously Walk Scilly Weekend) ... This is the time of year to enjoy Scilly’s incredible autumnal hues, migrating birds and wildlife, as well as our stunning coastlines and landscapes, fields of budding narcissi and swathes of empty spaces.' The Walk Scilly Festival itself has usually been held Early April.

*Walk the Isle of Man
Overview

'Walk the Isle of Man was formerly known as the Isle of Man Walking Festival and takes place in October. The long established four day festival caters for every walkers needs. It's a great way to meet new people and take advantage of the spectacular Manx scenery.'

*WalkFest - the Newton Stewart Walking Festival
Overview

Usually held Early May.

*Wee Binnian Walkers Annual Walking Festival
Overview

Held Mid September: ''With a reputation firmly established for great sociability, combined with an ability to put together a challenging walking programme, the Festival offers guided mountain and lowland walks in the Mournes, Slieve Gullion and Cooley Mountainswith grades catering for all hill walkers ... The Wee Binnian Walkers was founded in 1987 and is based in the North Eastern border area of Newry Co Down and Dundalk Co Louth'.

*White Cliffs Walking Festival
Overview

Usually held Late August.

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White Cliffs Ramblers

*Wirral Walking Festival
Overview

'This Wirral-wide annual event is aimed at introducing people to parts of Wirral that they have never visited and will "showcase’" Wirral Peninsula as one of the most diverse and interesting places in the country to live and visit. If you prefer to explore Wirral on your own then please have a look at the Self-Guided Trails.' Usually held During May.

Description from

Visit Wirral

*Wrexham Walking Festival
Overview

Usually held Early June.

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