Festivals toolkit

We had two festivals in 2016 - Walk About festival took place over the summer and the Festival of Winter Walks from December 2016 to January 2017. Festivals and events are key opportunities to introduce new people to the joys and benefits of walking, encourage new members to join the Ramblers and raise awareness about our current campaigns – all of which we couldn’t do without the help of areas, groups and volunteers.


Keep an eye on this toolkit to help make sure that your group is ready and able to make the most of festivals.


Festival FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions about festivals. If you can’t find the answer to your question please email volunteersupport@ramblers.zendesk.com.

Walk leader checklist

Make sure your walk leaders are ready with this handy checklist they can take with them. If you’d like us to post you some waterproof hard copies, contact volunteersupport@ramblers.zendesk.com.

How to use Group Walks and Events Manager to list your walks

The Group Walks and Events Manager lets you list your walks on the main Ramblers website. Find out more about it and how to use it to list your walks online so that regular walkers can stay up-to-date with your programme and new walkers can find out about it.

Top tips for writing a welcoming walks listing

Listing your walks through the Group Walks and Events Manager is a great first step, but the real appeal of a walk is often in the way it’s described. Here are some tips to help make your group walks sound more interesting, attractive and friendly. Especially important to help entice new walkers!

How to make the most of your webpage

All areas and groups have a free-to-use, customisable page on the main Ramblers website. Find out how to edit your webpage and ensure it’s up-to-date.

Downloading PDFs

Adobe Reader is free software that lets you view and print Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files. To access PDF files you need Adobe Reader installed. If you don't have Adobe Reader on your computer, you can download it.

If you're having trouble downloading PDFs, you may want to right click on the 'Download' link and choose 'Save link as' and then open the document when it has been saved to your PC.

Updates to your inbox

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