Welcome to our website

Booking Notes

Planning the 2018 Festival


2018 Brochure

Other Walking Festivals

How to find your walk


2018 Brochure


Download the 2018 programme here:

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Welcome to our website.

The website opened its doors on January 1st to the 2018 programme of walks. It features

  • the full list of walks, anything from an evening stroll to a 75-mile hike over 6 days;
  • a search option, letting you search by length of walk, difficulty of walk and date;
  • a booking facility, complete with email confirmation of your booking;
  • the ability to contact us with questions, suggestions or comments; links to local information, including accommodation; and
  • PDFs of our brochure and of a summary on one page of all our walks.

The Festival will start on Saturday 26th May 2018 and end on Sunday 3rd June.

Planning the 2018 Festival


The 2018 walking festival.

There's a mix of multi-day walks, all-day walks and morning, afternoon, and evening walks. Their length ranges from gentle strolls of 2 or 3 miles to long, challenging walks, but there are many walks of 5 to 8 miles and several over 10 miles to choose from. A rich variety of themes and places of interest is covered and all the walks are led by enthusiastic local experts, keen to share their knowledge with the group.

The walks are organized in five categories, from Leisurely / Gentle to Strenuous.

The website opened on 1st January 2018 with full details of all walks; brochures are available at Tourist Information Centres and at other outlets in the Malvern area. As usual the website has the facility to make bookings. Alternatively bookings can be made through the Tourist Information Centre in Malvern.

If accommodation is needed, the TIC has lists of all types of places to stay,

For a wide choice of excellent B&Bs, visit Malvern’s B&B Consortium at

How to find your walk


EITHER: click on "WALKS" to look at all walks except the Challenge trails and hikes.

To look at the 5 Challenge walks, hover over "WALKS" and select "CHALLENGE" from the drop-down list.

OR: to save trawling through all of our 51 walks to find the walk or walks that suit you, hover over "WALKS" and select "SEARCH". You can then use the "Search Walks" box to define the Length, Difficulty and Dates you would prefer. The result will be a shortlist, from which you can make your booking, or, we hope, bookings!

You can make multiple bookings on the one form.

Booking Notes



There is a non-refundable fee of £4 per walk per person. Where transport is provided (multi-day and certain other walks) the cost is included in the fee and noted in the description of the walk.

If the booking includes transport we will try to re-sell your place on the walk if notified at least 3 weeks before the walk. We cannot guarantee that it can be re-sold.

Bookings for the multi-day walks can only be taken for the complete walk.

We will confirm bookings via email, giving you options for payment. Fees are payable on receipt of our confirmation of your booking.

You can make multiple bookings on the same form.

If you are booking a walk or walks for more than one person, please use the comments box below to tell us their names and where possible their email addresses, in case we need to contact them.

Be aware that the postcodes provided will take you to the general area, and not normally exactly to the meeting point. The OS map grid reference provided is more definitive.

Finishing times given are approximate, depending as they do on the size and speed of the group, the number of stiles, weather, etc.

Walk numbers: when bookings for a walk reach reach a maximum (usually 20-24) we will show the walk as fully booked. If you'd like to be added to a waiting list, please make a booking: you will receive confirmation that you have been added to the waiting list for that walk.

Footwear and clothing should be suitable for the prevailing weather and the type of walk. Walking boots and waterproofs (worn or carried) are normally advisable.

Exceptional weather: walk leaders will be at the start point whatever the conditions. Decisions will then be made whether to re-route the walk or to cancel should walkers’ safety be in any doubt.

Refreshments: please take drink and a light snack if you wish, or more substantial refreshments where requested. Check the walk description regarding tea shops etc. en route and the pub lunch option at the end of the walk

Dogs: we are very sorry, but dogs are not allowed on any walk unless stated otherwise.

Walks Grading

Leisurely / Gentle: suitable for all levels of fitness; gentle pace; few or no stiles.

Easy: suitable for most levels of fitness; ; some stiles; some ascents/descents.

Moderate: some steep and/or difficult sections; a quantity of stiles.

Hard: long, and steep in places; a good level of fitness is needed

Strenuous: very long, with steep sections; a high level of fitness is needed.

Other Walking Festivals


Other Walking Festivals take place throughout the year. Here's a list of some of them together with contact details.

Crickhowell Walking Festival

Saturday 24th February to Sunday 4th March 2018

Kington Walks

Spring Weekend: Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd April 2018

Talgarth Walking Festival

Friday 4th – Monday 7th May 2018

Llangollen Walking Festival

Saturday 5th – Monday 7th May 2018

Bishop’s Castle Walking Festival

Wednesday 16th – Sunday 20th May 2018

Trefriw Walking Festival

Friday 18th – Sunday 20th May 2018 Walking Festival

Saturday 16th to Sunday 24th June 2018

Millennium Way Walking Festival

Friday 7th – Monday 10th September 2018

Kington Walks

Walking Festival: Thursday 20th - Sunday 3rd September 2018

Ross Walking Festival

Friday 28th – Sunday 30th September 2018

Programme Summary


A summary of the whole programme at a glance can be downloaded here




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Our Facebook page, has been active before and after the 2017 Festival and is gearing up for the 2018 Festival. If you're on Facebook, take a look. If you like it, please share with friends, relations, acquaintances, anyone really.

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