Festival of Winter Walks

Download our free winter walking guide

To start exploring the beautiful countryside this winter, our free walking guide provides you with top tips for spotting wildlife, recipes, activities for kids, fun winter facts, how to have a mindful walk and much more. Download it now.

Festival of Winter Walks

The Festival of Winter Walks has concluded for this year. Next year's Festival will take place from 20 December 2019 to 5 January 2020.

Ramblers groups across the UK will offer hundreds of free festive walks to give everyone the chance to enjoy the wonderful winter landscape in good company, and to make new friends at a time of year when many people can feel lonely or isolated.

A sociable walk with a welcoming group is an easy way to get out and about and meet people. We’ve got fun winter-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. For those of you who may be short on time or want a gentler stroll, why not join a health walk.

Getting on a Ramblers walk

The Festival of Winter Walks may be over, but you can still take a walk with one of our Ramblers groups. You’re welcome to try out any of our walks for free. 

Find a walk near you.

A group of people walking across a grassy fieldFind a walk near you

Find your own winter walk with Ramblers Routes – our online library of over 2,750 walking routes. There’s everything from invigorating coastal walks to gentle strolls along country lanes, with printable, easy-to-read maps and simple route directions.

A woman, dressed warmly in the snowAimee's story

"As soon as I joined that group, my confidence just soared and it wasn’t long before I was leading walks myself."

Read Aimee's story

Two people walking along a snowy hillFestival of Winter Walks publicity toolkit

Everything you need to help promote the Festival and your festive walks locally – both in the media, and on social media.

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.