The Cairngorms National Park plays host to a wide range of walking festivals throughout the year. Organised walks range from short, low-level, ranger-led walks to strenuous hikes bagging some the UK’s highest peaks; each walk makes the most of the breathtaking scenery the Cairngorms National Park is known for.
21st-27th May 2016
Ballater Walking Festival
Ballater Walking Festival is held annually in May. It offers a week of walking activities in Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms National Park, each day participants are offered three walks of varying difficulty. Usually about 100 walkers take part, led by professional and knowledgeable local guides; explore the hills and glens of this beautiful area. The festival is organised by the local community.
2nd-5th June 2016
Angus Glens Walking Festival
The Angus Glens Walking Festival is a 4-day event offering a varied programme of walks and evening entertainment to suit all ages and abilities. From breathtaking landscapes of the glens to impressive coastal views, Angus is the perfect backdrop for a walking holiday.
Experienced mountain leaders, who have a wide ranging local knowledge, guide each walk, accompanied by Countryside Rangers, Estate Managers and Ecologists who are on hand to share their knowledge of local history and wildlife, and can answer any questions you have.
2016 dates to be confirmed
Cairngorm Mountain Walking Festival
16th-26th June 2016
Moray Walking Festival
A new midsummer walking festival based on the Moray Way and surrounding towns/villages.
Tomintoul & Glenlivet Walking Festival
Join us at the “friendly festival” on some spectacular walks in the Cairngorms National Park. A dedicated team has been working to provide a full range of walks and social events. Our emphasis is placed on your time in our fantastic area.
9th-11th September 2016
Blairgowrie & East Perthshire Walking Festival
The Blairgowrie and East Perthshire Walking Festival offer four days of walking activities in and around Blairgowrie and the Cairngorms National Park. Walkers can enjoy the chance to tackle the Corbetts, Munros and long distance paths of this beautiful area. There is also the opportunity to tackle variations of the Cateran Trail and plenty of low level walks for all abilities
2017 dates to be confirmed
Badenoch Walking Festival
A celebration of walking for all levels of ability in the beautiful mountains and glens of Badenoch.