People walking

Walk This Way

We want you to enjoy your day out in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. To be able to do so a little planning can go a long way to ensure that you get the most out of your walk.

Clothing and Footwear

You aren't going up Everest but you should still come properly equipped for the grade, length of walk and weather conditions. Stout footwear is recommended for most country walks, and essential for some. See our individual walk descriptions. A light waterproof and layers of clothing are useful. Carry a hat and wear effective suncream. You may also wish to consider wearing a pair of sunglasses.

Food and Drink

Bring plenty of water and enough food for the walk. On some of our walks we do stop at local pubs and cafes. See our individual walks for details.

Walk Times

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the walk: all walks leave on time.

Follow the Instructions of the Walk Leader

Walk leaders plan their walks with care, but your comfort and safety are your own responsibility. Walk leaders may refuse to take people who are not properly equipped. In the event of poor weather conditions, the walk leader will decide whether a walk can proceed or be cancelled. Look at the website for latest news.

Suitability of Walk

If you have any concerns about the suitability of the walk for you, seek advice beforehand by contacting the relevant telephone number, listed in the walk details.

People under 18 and Vulnerable Adults

People under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Vulnerable adults must be accompanied by a carer.


Walkers and organisers of the events will take photographs, which may be used for publicity purposes. If you do not want to be included in any photographs, please make it clear to the Walk Leader.

Dogs ARE Welcome

Unless otherwise stated, dogs are welcome if on a lead and under close control; not more that one dog per person.

Payments for Events

These are all individually priced in the programme. Ramblers, the main sponsor of the Walking Festival, is a charity whose aims are to encourage walking. A voluntary donation on each walk would be appreciated to help meet the costs of the Walking Festival.