19 December to 3 January 2016
Britain’s biggest walking festival is back and everyone’s invited.
For over 25 years, the Ramblers has organised a special fortnight of walks to help more people to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of our wintery landscapes.
We have hundreds of free group walks to choose from and our Festival of Winter Walks is open to everyone.
Whether you are new to walking or looking for a good leg-stretch this Christmas, you will be able to find a walk to suit you.
Choose from hundreds of walks
Whatever your age or ability there’s a walk for you. We’ve got fun festive-themed walks that the little ones will love; leisurely strolls under 5 miles for people new to walking; and longer walks for those that want more of a challenge over the Christmas break. For those of you who may be short on time or want a gentler stroll, why not join a health walk? Walking for Health in England and Let’s Walk Cymru in Wales are also part of the Festival of Winter Walks with plenty of walks you can join during the festival.
Walks take place across England, Scotland and Wales, from cities to the coast and from parkland to country fields. All our walks are led by experienced volunteers.
If you don’t want to join a group walk, you can still get involved. Find your own winter walk with Ramblers Routes - our online library of over 2,500 walking routes and Medal Routes in Scotland. There’s everything from invigorating coastal walks to gentle strolls along country lanes, with printable, easy-to-read maps and simple route directions. Medal Routes now has a mobile app you can download.