Walking festivals

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.

Dawlish Walking Festival

Friday 20th April to Sunday 29th April 2018

3rd Dawlish Walking Festival with over 30 walks in and around the Dawlish area.

Most of the walks are free – everything from walking meditation, spooky walks, local history walks, short walks and long rambles.

Details about the Festival on Facebook - @dawlishwalkingfestival and on twitter: @dawlishwalk  and full programme details available soon on dawlishtransition.org.uk

Email: [email protected]

Quantock Hills Walking Festival

Stowey Walking, a member of the national Walkers are Welcome network, is hosting a weekend of guided walks in and around the Quantocks from June 30 to July 1. For full information and booking details contact [email protected] or visit the website www.stoweywalking.co.uk

South East Cornwall Walking Festival

The 2018 festival runs from 8th to 15th September with a full programme of guided walks.


Isle of Purbeck Walking Festival

Now in its 8th year, the 2018 festival will take place between Friday, 14th and Sunday 16th September with a varied programme of 13 walks led by local experts. More information on the Festival website.

Sidmouth & East Devon Walking 2018

22 - 28 September 

Choose from three daily walks, shorter special interest walks led by experts, circular walks through the glorious countryside and the spectacular Jurassic coast or the East Devon Way linear walks with coach (£) transport. All walks are free.

2018 sees the 25th anniversary of the East Devon Way, a 40-mile walk from Exmouth to Lyme Regis that passes through eight villages and crosses five rivers, showcasing the variety of East Devon habitats. Over 5 days we walk the 40 miles, each morning the coach (£) from Sidmouth will take us to the start of the day’s walk and collect us in the afternoon for the return to Sidmouth   www.eastdevonway.org.uk

For more information



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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.