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Walking Festivals in Britain - September 2022

The Walking Festival programme for 2022 is getting back on track after the relaxing of restrictions from the continuing Coronavirus situation. After an easier 2021, more and more festivals are returning for 2022.  Here's a list of all the walking festivals and related events we know about happening in September 2022.

If you know of a festival or event taking place we haven't got listed, please get in touch with us here.


27th August - 4th September  -  CONFIRMED FOR 2022

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.

1st - 30th September  -  CONFIRMED FOR 2022

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.

2nd - 4th September  -  CONFIRMED FOR 2022

The annual walking festival is organised by the Bradford on Avon Walkers are Welcome Group, eith walks for all ages and abilities ranging from 1.5 to 15 miles it’s a Festival for everyone.
2nd - 4th September  -  CONFIRMED FOR 2022

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.

3rd - 11th September  -  CONFIRMED FOR 2022

Back after having put their feet up for a couple of years, refreshed and ready to ramble!  Explore the magical coastline of the UK's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty during Wales' Year of the Sea.  There's a range of walks on the coast and inland, catering for all abilities and tastes - from literary to wildlife, pub to pub to historical!
3rd - 10th September  -  CONFIRMED FOR 2022

We’re back and we hope to have walks of all sorts of lengths on a variety of themes based around our wonderful town.  We will be following the COVID guidelines as set by The Ramblers and you will need to book each walk as numbers will be limited.  All of the walk details and how to book will be available on our website (please note walks may be subject to change).

4th - 10th September -  CONFIRMED FOR 2022

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.

10th - 11th September  -  CONFIRMED FOR 2022

This festival is perfect for introducing walkers to what is now a delightful walking landscape in the former coalfield area around Radstock, Paulton and Peasedown, North East Somerset.  The weekend opens with a talk at the Radstock Museum; on Saturday there will be short walks based around the local towns and villages and on the morning of Sunday, the Festival will conclude with at least four longer walks ( 6 to 12miles ) to choose from.

10th - 18th September -  CONFIRMED FOR 2022

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 to 12 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.

10th - 18th September  -  CONFIRMED FOR 2022

2022 sees Bollington’s 12th 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.

10th - 18th September  -  CONFIRMED FOR 2022

Explore one of the UK’s most historic and beautiful landscapes at the second High Weald Walking Festival and completely free.  The festival showcases 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.
10th - 23rd September  -  CONFIRMED FOR 2022

Celebrate the ‘Great Outdoors’ with a packed programme of activities at the annual Walking East Yorkshire Festival.

Whether a walker, cyclist, horse rider, nature lover or history enthusiast, the festival showcases a plethora of activities over fourteen days which appeal to families, casual walkers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.  The festival shines a spotlight not only on the rolling landscape, curvy roads and stick trees which inspired one of Britain’s most iconic artists David Hockney to paint his colourful tribute to the Yorkshire Wolds.

Popular year-on-year events include history tours of our pretty market towns, long-distance treks, Nordic walking, canal boat rides, horse riding, wildlife experiences, seabird cruises, vineyard tours, brewery visits, ghost walks, lighthouse tours, outdoor pursuits including kayaking, bodyboarding and wild swimming.

10th - 18th September  -  CONFIRMED FOR 2022

The forth 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.

10th - 18th September  - CONFIRMED FOR 2022

Strap on your boots and take in Sheffield on foot as Sheffield Walking Festival returns.  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.

The festival celebrates all sides of Sheffield with 34 routes of varying lengths and themes. Take in the city’s varied heritage, fascinating suburbs, hidden outdoor art and eclectic pubs, or enjoy a family themed walk including a picnic and paddle.

Several walks will once again showcase the city’s dramatic borders that overlap with the Peak District, while others will shine a light on the city’s more central nature reserves and green spaces.
10th - 25th September  -  CONFIRMED FOR 2022

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.
11th - 25th September  -  NOT YET CONFIRMED FOR 2022

The 14th 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.

12th - 18th September  - CONFIRMED FOR 2022

In its' eighth year, the Wellington Walking Festival has a wide range of walks around the town of Walkers Are Welcome town of Wellington.

14th - 29th September  - YET TO BE CONFIRMED FOR 2022

The Autumn Footprints Festival offers a great choice of 42 free guided walks across 16 days set in the picturesque Derbyshire countryside.  

Led by knowledgeable local volunteers and staff keen to show off their patch, you will discover a wide variety of walks to explore local heritage, natural history and wildlife.  The routes take in walks alongside rivers and canals, as well as through open countryside, towns and villages.

15th - 15th September  -  NOT YET CONFIRMED FOR 2022

The beautiful Isle of Purbeck is a walker’s paradise.  From coast to country, the variety is unsurpassed.

15th - 18th September  -  CONFIRMED FOR 2022

Kington is a picturesque walking hub on trails including Offa’s Dyke and the Mortimer Trail and criss-crossed by ancient drovers’ routes.  The 2022 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!

16th - 25th September  -  CONFIRMED FOR 2022

Eastbourne Walking Festival is a ten day celebration of the great outdoors.  The event acts as a springboard to promoting the health and wellbeing benefits of discovering walking as a way of life.  This event is carefully curated to provide something for everyone despite your age or mobility and is designed to introduce and inspire visitors and residents of Eastbourne to the incredible trails, paths, and stories of discovery throughout this Victorian town that is nestled right at the gateway to the South Downs National Park.  The Walking Festival pulls together knowledgeable volunteers and industry experts to put on a programme of walks and talks and is supported by numerous fringe events that complement the ten day offering

17th - 23rd September  -  CONFIRMED FOR 2022

A fabulous week of free guided walks; discover the wonderful scenic coastal walking of Sidmouth and the hidden gems of East Devon.  Choose from three daily walks, shorter special interest walks led by experts, circular walks through glorious countryside and the spectacular Jurassic coast or the East Devon Way linear walks with coach (£) transport.

17th - 24th September  -  NOT YET CONFIRMED FOR 2022

From easy strolls around parks to longer rambles through open countryside - there's something for everyone at this years  Walking Festival.  The programme offers walks for families with young children and those new to walking as well as ramblers looking to go further afield.  This week long event includes 26 walks taking place in different locations and attractions.  All the walks are free but booking is essential.

17th - 26th September  -  CONFIRMED FOR 2022

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.

17th - 25th September  -  CONFIRMED FOR 2022

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.  The 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.

17th September - 2nd October  -  CONFIRMED FOR 2022

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.

23rd - 25th September  -  CONFIRMED FOR 2022

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

25th September - 1st October  -  CONFIRMED FOR 2022

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!

27th - 29th September  - NOT YET CONFIRMED FOR 2022

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)

30th September - 2nd October  -  CONFIRMED FOR 2022

The Heart of Kent Walking Festival will be taking place in and around Maidstone, featuring walks that incorporate the breath-taking views of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, seasonal bluebells at Hucking Estate and lovely local villages. No matter what your age or ability, The festival will provide the opportunity to embrace the great outdoors, relax in nature and meet friendly, like-minded people.

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