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LIST: WALKING FESTIVALS

These are walking festivals and organised walking events held in the UK and overseas.
Anglesey Walking Festival UK
June
Organised walks on the island of Anglesey, North Wales.
Aviemore Walking Festival UK
May
Annual mountain and (serious) hill-walking festival.
Bishop's Castle Walking Festival UK
June
Four days of walks in South Shropshire.
Blairgowrie Walking Festival UK
Sept-Oct
Walking in the mountains and glens of Scotland.
Competa Walking Festival Spain
Oct
Four days of guided walking around the 'Pueblo Blanco' of Competa, Andalucia.
CowalFest UK
Oct
Cowal Walking & Arts festival held in the Cowal Peninsula (West Highlands of Scotland) every autumn.
Crieff and Strathearn's Drover's Tryst UK
Oct
Walking festival in Perthshire centred on the routes of the cattle drovers of the 18th Century. There are hill walks and other outdoor activities including climbing the local Munros, treasure hunts, abseiling and mountain biking.
Herefordshire and the Wye Valley Festival UK
June & Dec
starA fortnight of 60 organised walks on the Welsh borders starting on the third Saturday in June. The festival programme attracts more than 1,500 participants, with a range of walks from short, level routes accessible for wheelchair users, to challenging 14-mile hill walks and parts of a new long-distance footpath, the 154-miles 'Herefordshire Trail', which was opened in 2005. They also have a mini Winter Walking Festival held between Christmas and the New Year.
Isle of Man Walking Festival Isle of Man
June & October
Organised walks in the early summer and autumn.
Isle of Wight Walking Festival UK
May
Huge programme of graded walks all over the Isle of Wight.
Mourne International Walking Festival UK
June
Walks in the Mourne Mountains, County Down, Northern Ireland.
North Devon and Exmoor Walking & Cycling Festival UK
Apr - May
Moorland and coastal walks in North Devon.
Peak District Walking & Outdoor Festival UK
Apr-May
A series of organised walks in the peak district.
Richmond Walking Festival UK
Sept
Walking in the Yorkshire Dales.
South and Heart of Suffolk Walking Festival UK
May/June
Oh dear. One of those non user-friendly names, amalgamated for political reasons. Annual festival (this year: 15th May to 6th June 2010) of walks with a twist - some outings accompanied by poets and storytellers plus photographic and twilight nature walks.
Torridon Walking Festival UK
October
2011 is the first of what is planned to be an annual 3-day festival centered on The Torridon estate and surrounding area in the western highlands of Scotland. There will be a programme of low level walks on estate roads & forest paths, and rugged hill & mountain climbs for the more adventurous.
Vancouver Discovery Walk Festival Canada
April
Annual walking festival (since 1996) with walks around the city of Vancouver and environs.
Victoria International Walking Festival Canada
Apr
Large walking festival on the island of Victoria, British Columbia.
West Cork Walking Festival Ireland
April
Annual walking festival since 2000.

Notes

  • Walking Pages is a comprehensive guide to walks in the the UK, and has details of forthcoming walking festivals.

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