Our pick of August's walking festivals

Posted on 04/08/2016

With festival season in full swing, why not take up a more relaxing festival schedule? Swap your floral headband and wellies for your walking boots and backpack and have your tickets ready for August’s best UK walking festivals.

1. Pendle Walking Festival

Date: 13th – 21st August 2016

With an impressive 72 walks to choose from there’s something for every kind of walker at this Lancashire festival, and all walks are guided to make sure all followers get the most out of the trail. This year there’s a special focus on family-friendly routes, so take the kids on an adventure this summer and explore what Pendle has to offer.

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2. White Cliffs Walking Festival

Date: 25th – 31st August 2016

With 39 walks ranging from 2 to 10 miles, this festival incorporates a number of different walks for all varieties of walkers. So whether you’re a beginner or a well-established trekker, there will be plenty to suit you. All walks are set in the stunning and picturesque backdrop of Kent, obviously including the famous White Cliffs of Dover, and all walks have a theme so pick your favourite and get strutting!

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3. Mendip Walkers Festival

Date: 27th – 29th August 2016

3 days’ worth of walking and totalling 9 routes throughout the long weekend, definitely a great way to spend your bank holiday weekend. With a mixture of distances there is plenty to keep all walkers satisfied, especially with the tea and cake after each walk!

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4. Dartmoor Walking Festival

Date:  27th August – 4th September 2016

This festival covers all areas of Dartmoor, with walks for all abilities encouraging locals and people travelling from far and wide. Enjoy routes such as the ‘Hike and E-bike’ and the ‘Night Walk’, and what’s more the festival has partnership with Dartmoor National Park, opening up a number of brilliant routes. The festival concludes with a big celebration at a local Princetown venue with food and entertainment.

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