Festival of Winter Walks

Winter Walking Guide

Download your Winter Walking Guide

Download your free Walking in Winter Guide, packed with ideas and inspiration to explore the beautiful outdoors this festive season. Your guide includes recipes from chefs Meera Sodha and Fred Ponnavoy, tips for taking winter photos by photographer Tom Sigler, walking routes, wellbeing tips, expert equipment advice, ways to stay active in 2020 and much more.


Find a Winter Walk

We know the festive season can leave many of us feeling overwhelmed, stressed and disconnected from nature. So, our winter walks can help you unwind on winding paths and let go with every leaf crunched. We’d love you to join us in the winter wanderland, helping you to connect with more people locally, explore beautiful landscapes and discover a new feeling with every walk.

The Ramblers Festival of Winter Walks may have finished for this year, however you can still join our groups across the country with a free taster walk. From heart-racing hikes to serene strolls, we’ve got a winter wander for you. Simply find a walk of interest and turn up.

Follow us

Why not follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, for all the latest news from the Ramblers and find inspiration to help you get outside this winter.

We’d love to hear about your experience of winter walking. Share your images on social media using #walkinwinter.

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Three young women, dressed warmly, laughingFind your local Ramblers Group

Our groups are waiting to welcome you to their walks. Just search for your nearest one.

Three young women, dressed warmly, walking along a wet path, high in the hillsSign up to a festival walking challenge

Take up a walking challenge this winter and help protect the places we all love to walk.

Couple standing on mountainAndrea's story

"I’d say join a Festival of Winter Walks walk near you because hiking is a great part of my life and has had such a positive impact on my wellbeing. You can gain that too!" Read more.

Nikki's story

Nikki, discusses coming to walking, her group, Take a Hike, finding a partner through the Ramblers and walking in winter.


A group of people standing on top of a rock, high in the mountainsLahari's story

I keep saying it to everybody. It is underrated how much walking and being in touch with green spaces keeps you well mentally.” Read more.

Supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery

People's Postcode Lottery

The Ramblers’ Festival of Winter Walks is funded thanks to the fantastic players of People's Postcode Lottery.