Walking Festivals in Britain - June - August 2018 - Walks Around Britain

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Here's a list of all the walking festivals and related events we know about happening between June and August 2017.  

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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13th May - 4th June  (2017 dates)

Suffolk Walking Festival
The annual Suffolk Walking Festival, where walkers enjoy 'walking with words', scary tales and woodland wonders.

19th May - 3rd June

Chilterns Walking Festival
The second Chilterns Walking Festival will take place in 2018 and promises an exciting programme of hikes, guided tours and special events right across the Chilterns.

19th May - 3rd June

Geofest (Fforest Fawr Geopark Festival)
GeoFest is two weeks of walks, talks and other events in the Fforest Fawr UNESCO Global Geopark.

19th May - 3rd June

Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival
Supported by the Lincolnshire Ramblers, the Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival will feature over 80 walks largely based in the delightful Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Walks are led by knowledgeable and experienced local guides with themed walks and outings for different ability levels on offer during the festival.

20th May - 2nd June  (2017 dates)

Rutland Walking Festival
The Rutland Walking and Cycling Festival is back for its eight year and bigger and better than ever. Active Rutland leads the event and it will include family, inclusive and senior cycle rides plus two great launch events at Rutland Water and Ketton Sports Association. The popular festival is a fun packed celebration of Rutland and its glorious countryside.

26th May - 3rd June

Malvern Walking Festival
9 Days of Themed Walks in Elgar Country.

29th May - 4th June  (2017 dates)

Corby Walking Festival
A varied series of walks to suit all abilities and tastes with some themed to include local history and photography. The festival features walks over short distances right up to the complete 35 mile Around Corby walking route, tackled over two days.

31st May - 3rd June

Angus Glen Walking Festival
Spectacular guided walks over 4 days through the stunning Angus Glens.

2nd - 4th June  (2017 dates)

Walk the Glens
One walk per day over this long weekend event - booking essential.

4th - 10th June  (2017 dates)

Wrexham Walking Festival
A series of free walks over a week exploring the landscapes and history on North-East Wales.

8th - 10th June

Keswick Mountain Festival
One of the big events in the outdoor calendar, with walking, cycling, running, climbing, paddling, music and gear displays all packed into a long weekend.

8th - 10th June

Corsham Walking Festival
Weekend festival exploring the rolling Wiltshire countryside, organised by local walking groups.

8th - 16th June

The Annual South Downs Way Walk
One of the longest-running walking festivals, this is a weeks worth of walking on the South Downs Way National Trail through the National Park. Do a single section or the complete 100 miles.

17th - 25th June  (2017 dates)

Redcar and Cleveland’s Summer Walking Festival
Redcar and Cleveland’s Summer Walking Festival s an exciting event that includes walks for everyone from beginners to the more advanced walker. Thanks to working in partnership with even more walking groups to bring many exciting, new and informative walks around the borough of Redcar & Cleveland.

15th - 24th June

Moray Walking Festival
Let the Moray Walking and Outdoor Festival take you on an adventure in 2018.  Enjoy long Midsummer days exploring Moray’s world renowned golden coasts, hills and forests full of hidden fauna and flora, whisky coloured rivers and towns with stories to tell and culture to experience.  There’s something for everyone – guided walks, talks and events along side outdoor activities and walking challenges.

16th - 24th June

Herefordshire Walking Festival
Nine-day festival with walking and navigation skills training, a bike ride and a new long distance walking route.

17th - 25th June  (2017 dates)

East Peak Outdoors Festival
A selection of local walks over this 9-day festival.

17th - 25th June  (2017 dates)

Love2Walk Annual Walking Festival
Guided walks from Bridgend, South Wales

19th - 25th June  (2017 dates)

Holywell Walking Festival
A full week with five or six walks every day, mostly free, included walks exploring some of the history of the area, from midaeval to industrial.

22nd - 25th June  (2017 dates)

Walks and outdoor activities for all the family, including dogs, and for all ages and levels of fitness, including walks covering local history, geology and wildlife

23rd June - 1st July

Otley Walking Festival
You will be sure of a warm welcome on the 18th Otley Walking Festival with 50 great walks in stunning Wharfedale.  Warm welcome, good company, fantastic scenery. Variety of walks – short town-based walks, strenuous moorland hikes and everything in between, plus full evening events programme.

24th - 25th June  (2017 dates)

Rosedale Walking Festival
Fantastic walks in the Rosedale area.


23rd June - 1st July

Otley Walking Festival
You will be sure of a warm welcome on the 18th Otley Walking Festival with 50 great walks in stunning Wharfedale.  Warm welcome, good company, fantastic scenery. Variety of walks – short town-based walks, strenuous moorland hikes and everything in between, plus full evening events programme.


11th - 14th August  (2017 dates)

Midlothian Walking Festival

Free guided walks, Nordic Walking and Cani-cross, taking in every corner of the county. Includes varied wildlife and rich cultural routes in the upland areas of the Pentland Hills and Moorfoots, the picturesque Esk Valleys, wooded glens and countryside estates

12th - 20th August  (2017 dates)

Pendle Walking Festival

Join us on one of the country’s largest free walking festivals. The festival has walks for all abilities from short, family-oriented walks to more challenging routes. This year come and help us celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Pendle Way, which you can walk in 4 days. We are also featuring the 400th anniversary  of Jonas Moore, who came from Pendle. Affectionately known as “the father of time” he helped set up Greenwich Mean Time. Pendle is situated in Pennine East Lancashire, just below the Yorkshire Dales. The area is rapidly gaining a reputation as a walker’s paradise, and this event truly showcases some of the best countryside in the North.

24th - 26th August  (2017 dates)

Mendip Hills Walking Festival

Three days of walking, with up to four walks per day, guided by the local ramblers. Discover the history and landscape around Cheddar.

24th - 30th August  (2017 dates)

White Cliffs Walking Festival

2017 is the fourth walking festival, with new walks with a particular emphasis on culture and nature as well as some of great scenic beauty. There's something for everything with a wide range of walks to suit everyone. This festival will encourage you to take a break and get to know some of our wonderful local countryside, whether you are an experienced walker or not.

26th August - 3rd September  (2017 dates)

Dartmoor Walking Festival

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.

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