Walking festivals

Walk with a guide

Whether you’re a novice walker or an experienced hiker, if you fancy rounding up friends to join you or go it alone and make new ones – walking festivals are a great way to experience the spectacular scenery found along our coast.  

North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival

Find a walk that suits your ability and enjoy the scenery.  Gain the confidence to come back on your own another time.

West Cornwall Walking Festival

From June 12th to 18th join an organised walk on this glorious stretch of Coast Path.  The walks will take a variety of themes - historical, foraging, art and adventure!  Visit some Poldark landmarks as you enjoy breathtaking cliff-tops and beaches.

South East Cornwall Walking Festival

This festival runs from 10th to 18th September and is a great way to explore South East Cornwall on foot and includes seaside locations such as the historic fishing port of Polperro, rural hamlets, the Tamar Valley, and the edge of Bodmin Moor.  All the walks are led by guides and range from more gentle options of two miles to the more challenging seven-mile trek.

Sidmouth Walking Festival

Sidmouth is within East Devon on the Jurassic Coast and has some wonderful scenic walking, both coastal and inland. The town enjoys 'Walkers are Welcome' status and is keen to promote the walking opportunities in the area. The festival runs between 24th-29th September with a choice of two walks of different lengths each day.  All walks are free of charge but are limited and must be booked in advance through the Sidmouth Information Centre, 01395 516441. All walks are led by experienced local walkers who enjoy sharing this wonderful area with guests.

Swanage and Purbeck Walking Festival

Between 16th and 24th September there are two or three walks every day with a variety of themes from photography to wildlife and history and many more.  For those who want to get fit - through beautiful Purbeck countryside and Dorset clifftops, there are walks for all abilities.

South West Coast Path Challenge
October 2017

Help us set the record for the number of times we can walk the South West Coast Path in one month! 
The South West Coast Path Association, in partnership with the National Trust, challenge you to take part in October to raise funds for improvements and repairs to our beautiful Coast Path. More details coming soon!

Fal River Autumn Festival

From the 19th - 29th October Explore, discover & celebrate the Fal River in all it's autumn glory. Autumn is a spectacular time of year in, on and around the Fal river and surrounding coast. Dense woodlands are brought to life by golden hues, and the summer madness comes to a restful end.

The Festival is the perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy the area in all it’s autumn glory. There's an unrivalled variation of walks on offer, from modest strolls and children’s rambles, to full day walks and ambitious challenges!

Safety advice

Walks along the Coast Path can be physically demanding in places, often covering uneven terrain and steep hills. Sturdy footwear should be worn.

Please check the distance and rating for each walk before setting out to join them to ensure the suitability for your own personal fitness levels.

All organised walks are fully risk assessed and insured.

For more information on staying safe while walking the Coast Path visit our advice page.