Information for 2017 Walking Festivals
We are looking forward to the 2017 Walking Festivals and some organisers are already working hard planning their events and devising great walks. If you visited a walking festival in 2016 we hope you had a great time and will consider visiting one or more festivals this year. Although it is only January time flies and the keen planners amongst you may want to give some early thought to which festivals to visit. Although most dates for 2017 are not yet finalised the list of festivals in the box all took place in 2016 and most will probably take place again this year at similar dates.
Where 2017 dates have been confirmed we have provided currently available information below, although details of the walk programmes may still be in development. We expect most of the festivals will be repeated again but unless we have given firm dates this cannot be guaranteed. We will update as information becomes available.
The organisers invite you to Join them for an exciting Winter Walking Festival. The programme of walks will include routes for everyone from beginners to the more advanced walker with distances ranging from 1.5 miles to 12 miles. This is a great way to explore the countryside and new parts of the Borough.
To request a booklet, call 01642 496442 / 496428 or email email@example.com.
Further information about the walking programme is also available at the festival website
A popular walking festival which is firmly established on the walker’s map. Join us for 5 days of walking fun! Our fantastic walks programme has walks to suit all abilities and are led by experienced walk leaders who either live or work in the area.
The Lower Wye Valley is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a rich heritage and has such a lot to offer the walker with its variety of landscape. Chepstow is an accredited ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town which aims to provide the best possible walking experience.
The price is £5 for a single ticket or £10 for a Supersaver ticket which gives you the chance to join as many walks as you wish and includes transport and parking in Chepstow if applicable. Booking essential as places are limited. The full programme will be online by the end of January 2017 which will give details and information on how to book your place or get in contact.
For further information, visitwww.walksinchepstow.co.uk
An opportunity to meet like-minded people, discover a fascinating island and have unforgettable days in the safe hands of experienced local leaders. With names to inspire the imagination, such as Ceum na Caillich (Witch’s Step) Caisteal Abhail (Castles) and the Sleeping Warrior, the mountains of Arran are some of Scotland’s most amazing landscapes. From wildlife-watching walks along the island’s coastline to airy scrambles on towering granite ridges. Scottish hillwalking at its best!
Arran is one of the most accessible of the Scottish islands, with good transport links by ferry, road, rail and air. At the end of an exhilarating day in the outdoors, there are plenty of hostels, hotels, cottages and campsites for comfort and relaxation. Arran Mountain Festival is Scotland's premier hillwalking and mountaineering festival.
There are 20 walks planned over the four days of the festival. All the walks are described in detail on the festival website, together with all the information you require to plan a trip to this stunning area. Places are limited and many walks fill quickly. Booking is now open.
For information and booking visit http://www.arranmountainfestival.co.uk
Gillingham Walking Festival aims to highlight the beautiful surrounding countryside, rare wildlife and local history, with over 20 walks, from short themed walks to longer rambles and social events. Explore the hidden gems of the town or tours of the local history, industrial heritage, rich wildlife and riverside walks. Enjoy our gently rolling farmland and explore our medieval Royal Forest. Gillingham, Dorset gained accreditation to the national ‘Walkers are Welcome’ Towns network in 2015.
For more information, visit the website:
This year will be the ninth annual festival, now an established fixture in the Bedfordshire calendar. No detailed information is currently available, but usually there are walks for almost every ability level. Short 1 to 2 mile health Walks, 3 to 4 mile ambles and special interest walks. Rambler led walks for more serious walkers ranging from 5 to12 miles and for people who like a challenge the Greensand Ridge Challenge two-day hike along the Greensand Ridge is to take place on the 16th and 17th of September. All walks are led by experienced leaders
Bedfordshire may be a small county but has a varied and interesting landscape. The rural north likened by some to the “Wolds”. The wooded and most varied middle with excellent ridge views and the Chalk Hills of the South together with interesting towns and villages plus well marked, and generally a well maintained footpath network makes Bedfordshire ideal for walking.
For further information visit: www.bedswalkfest.co.uk
Festivals Completed for 2016 (not yet confirmed for 2017)
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