GB walking festivals – 2017/18 plans and next steps, including Walk About dates



The purpose of our GB walking festivals is to inspire people to join our fantastic walking community.  We’d like to thank all of you for your fantastic festivals work to date, as well as taking the opportunity to publicly thank the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery for their continued support, which is enabling us to make our festivals bigger and better.  

Back in January, we shared the dates for Festival of Winter Walks (23 December 2017 to 07 January 2018) and today we are pleased to announce the dates of Walk About: Saturday 26 May to Sunday 03 June 2018.  Whether you're organising something for one day, the whole festival period or something in between, your efforts are very much appreciated.

We are also sharing one team vision and plans for GB festivals.  This key document sets out:

Progress so far around festivals
Key things we would like volunteers to do around our forthcoming festivals to make them a success
Exciting new developments such as the award and showcase area of work

We'd love you to apply for an award to help give your festival activity a boost. 

Would you like to receive further support to make the most of Festival of Winter Walks and Walk About? Then please drop us an email to Let us know what you are planning to do, and how we can help you achieve it.