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Andalucian International Walking & Cultural Festival




The festival runs from April 29 to May 5th in the Yorkshire Dales based on Settle with Music at the end of every day.

Ride 2 Stride walking festival 2014

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Over 50 free guided walks at the Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival

Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival logo

Launching the New Ironbridge 100 mile Challenge

Saturday 3rd - Sunday 11th May 2014 

Now in its ninth year and bigger than ever before, the Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival (Saturday 3rd – Sunday 11th May) is offering a choice of over 50 free, varied and rewarding walks in and around the stunning Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, where the Industrial Revolution began over 300 years ago. 

From challenging all day hikes for the more experienced walker, to family friendly trails and short informative walks, this year’s Festival has something to whet the appetite of all ages and abilities. With the newly acquired Walkers are Welcome status a warm welcome is guaranteed in the town.

Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival group at Iron Bridge

As well as nearly 20 new walks, the 2014 Festival will be introducing the first 100 Mile Ironbridge Challenge. Those taking part must finish seven specified walks on seven different days with the combined mileage toping over 100 miles. Walkers completing the challenge will receive a certificate and woven badge for their rucksack.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, on Saturday 10th May a guided linear walk around The Gorge will visit memorials to the fallen, as well as sites connected with both World Wars.

Other new walks include an early evening family outing on 7th May to explore the nature and wildlife in the enchanting woods at Loamhole Dingle, Coalbrookdale with a surprise for all, and an opportunity to learn about the variety of wild flowers in Lodge Field under the guidance of an expert from Shropshire Wildlife Trust. There will also be additional nature walks with information to help identify trees and birds and an early evening ‘quiz walk’ around Coalbrookdale finishing at a local inn.

Popular tried and tested walks being repeated explore historic trails and the part played by The Gorge in the Industrial Revolution. There’s also a gentle two-hour family treasure hunt suitable for pushchair and wheelchair users, alternatively experienced walkers can join a strenuous 15 mile circular hike over the Wrekin, ideal for walkers happy with steep climbs and rough terrain.

For those wanting to discover more about the heritage of the area there is a walk that take in the history of the river bridges and a 15 mile circular walk skirting the edge of the World Heritage Site. Three walks explore the many churches and other places of worship in and around The Gorge on 6th and 9th May.


All walks are free however pre-booking is essential; well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome on most walks but please check before booking. To reserve a place or request a copy of the programme contact the Ironbridge Visitor Information Centre by email at tic@ironbridge.org.uk or call 01952 433 424; details can also be found on www.visitironbridge.co.uk/walkingfestival. 



Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival

Enjoy 16 days exploring the delightful Lincolnshire Wolds area on a variety of over 100 walks.

Discover the landscapes and heritage of this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Walks range in length to suit all abilities.

Free colour programme now available.

email: lwwf@lincsheritage.org

tel: 01529 - 461499

Web: www.woldswalkingfestival.co.uk




Gower Walking Festival 2014  

11th Gower Walking Festival: June 6 – 21, 2015

Centred on Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Gower Walking Festival is organised and run entirely by volunteers and offers a great opportunity to enjoy the wonderful scenery and wildlife of the Gower peninsula and the surrounding area. It takes place from June 6 – 21, 2015 and there are over 50 guided walks and activities, for every age and level of walker. If you fancy striding over high cliffs, clambering up a hillside to get the perfect view, meandering along marshland or through flower-filled meadows, then this is the festival for you. But more than that, if you have an interest in photography, local history, or flora and fauna, then you will find something in our new programme.


Details of our walks will be up on our website by the end of March, so please keep visiting us for news and information. Online booking will start on April 1st

Gower Walking Festival 2015

Our brochure is available from January 2015, and tickets will be available from Feb 24th both online and from the Mumbles Tourist Information Centre (01792 363392). Why not visit us for up to date information about the festival on our website:

www.gowerwalkingfestival.org       or      https://www.facebook.com/GowerWalking

Gower Walking Festival 2015



White Cliffs Walking Festival 



The Sixth Swanage and Purbeck Walking Festival 19-27 September 2015

30 walks covering the beautiful Isle of Purbeck and stunning Eastern end of the Jurassic Coast with Old Harry Rocks, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.

All led by enthusiastic local guides.

Also a full programme of Nordic Walking.

With a selection of themes from fossils, wartime history, art trails and photography to steam railways, quarrying and smugglers, to name a few, there is a walk for everyone.

Please visit www.walkswanage.com for further details and book online.


Pickering Walking Festival 2015


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