Local Walking Festivals

Crickhowell Walking Festival
9th March to 17th March, 2019
Established in 2007, the Crickhowell Walking Festival kicks off the year with over 90 walks and a full programme of evening events in the wonderful Black Mountains, part of the Brecon Beacons National Park.  Box Office opens on 1st December.   www.crickhowellfestival.com

Kington Walks Spring Weekend
20th to 22nd April, 2018
Kington Walking Festival  20th to 23rd September 2018
As well as our annual Walking Festival now in its seventh year, we are introducing a Spring Weekend of walks for 2018 and a chance to see our glorious countryside at a different time of the year.  The programme for both events will feature walks from the gentle to the strenuous, some themed, plus a range of events.  The brochure and website for the Spring Weekend available now and for the main Festival by end April .
www.kingtonwalks.org  e:  info@kingtonwalks.org

Mortimer Country Walking Festival
Offers a great programme of walks running all through the summer from May to September.  Mortimer Country is just west of Ludlow in north Herefordshire.  There are walks for all types of walkers, from local pub walks to long distance walks on The Mortimer Trail.
To request a leaflet or ask for information www.exploremortimercountry.com

Talgarth Walking Festival
4th to 7th May, 2018
Talgarth Walkers are Welcome Group is delighted to welcome you to their sixth Walking Festival.  Our programme has a variety of walks and events for all ages, from full day walks to town walks lasting a little over an hour.  Programme & bookings available online
For further information:  www.talgarthwalkingfestival.org

Coleford Walking Festival
13th – 19th May 2019
Following its successful launch two years ago the Coleford Area Walking Festival returns this May offering walks in and around Coleford in the beautiful Forest of Dean.  Walks to suit families, dog walkers, heritage lovers, wildlife fans, the serious or occasional rambler.   Programme & Bookings available online  www.colefordareawalkingfestival.co.uk

Malvern Walking Festival
25th May to 2nd June 2019
Nine days of walks in Elgar country, ranging from gentle strolls to long challenging walks and covering a rich variety of themes.  Details available on the website, in Tourist Information Centres & other locations. For further details and to book, visit the website.
w.   www.malvernwalking.uk

Herefordshire Walking Festival
16th – 24th June, 2018

Forty three walks in Herefordshire over nine days. The Mortimer Trail from Kington to Ludlow in three days over the first weekend. From two to twenty miles; old favourites and new ideas; exploring history & heritage; archaeology to bats; cider from orchard to museum or on to supper; or just enjoying the beauty of our rural countryside Come & join us.
www.walkingfestival.com     walking@walkingfestival.com

Leominster Walking Festival
7th – 10th June, 2018
w:    www.leominster-festival.co.uk
Leominster Rambling Club lead a 10 mile walk to Hope-under-Dinmore & Ivington on Thursday 7th June & a town history walk with first World War Memories on Saturday on 9th June as Leominster Festival’s walking element once again.

10th Annual Ross-on-Wye Walking Festival
28th to 30th September, 2018
Fifteen country walks with some old favourites and some new ones.  Walks range from easy riverside strolls to walks in the Malverns and Black Mountains.  Programme & bookings available online. If you would like a printed copy of the programme, email harry@rosswalkingfestival.co.uk
w:  www.rosswalkingfestival.co.uk

Hay-on-Wye Walking Festival
Sadly it was not possible to run a full programme for the Hay Walking Festival in 2018. Please check the website as they hope to be back with a multi-day festival in October          www.haywalkingfestival.org

A Little Further Away

Guernsey Walking Festival
Spring  25th May – 9th June 2019

Autumn  14th – 29th September 2019

 A fantastic range of over 50 guided walks, all led by Gold or Silver Accredited Guides. There are walking tours every morning, afternoon and some evenings. Explore the Island’s most beautiful and intriguing spots. Learn more about its fascinating heritage, local culture, hidden gems and much more. Whether you want to explore the countryside, coastal routes or the charming town centre, you’ll be able to choose from relaxing strolls, challenging rambles and everything in between. Prices start at £6 per person.


Just a few opportunities to walk in Herefordshire