There are plenty of Ramblers walking festivals taking place around the country this summer. Led by our walking experts, these are bound to be extra special events, so why not pull on your boots and get involved
Rother Ramblers Walking Festival
This is the Rother Ramblers first ever festival. They are running the event in memory of Marjorie Ribbons, a much-loved member of the group. There will be 13 free walks on offer during the week, which range in length from five to 11-miles. The walks, which are all inspired by rambles led by Marjorie, cover the Kent Weald, South Downs and Pevensey Marshes.
Guildford Ramblers are organising and leading many of the 38 free walks during the festival, allowing people to explore the Surrey Hills AONB and take in picturesque villages and wildlife along the way. Walks include the Guildford three peaks and a ramble to visit the only remaining semaphore tower.
White Cliffs Walking Festival
Join White Cliffs Ramblers as they celebrate their 25th anniversary with 32 themed walks. The walks cover a range of distances, from a gentle one and a half mile treasure trail to a 32-mile challenge walk, with themes including the Battle of Britain, smugglers’ trails and fish and chips. The walks are led by experienced leaders with great local knowledge. Most walks are free.
Mendip Ramblers Walking Festival
This free walking festival is based around picturesque Wellow, which lies five miles south of Bath and falls within the Cotswolds AONB. There will be 12 circular walks over the Bank Holiday weekend, from three to 12-miles long. All walks start at the village hall. Walkers can reward themselves with afternoon tea at the end of each walk.