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.
The Aviemore Walking Festival programme offers plenty for everyone – short leisurely strolls through forests and along river and loch banks, to more strenuous hill walks to the snowfields at over 4,000ft high. Come and enjoy the best of the British countryside with fine walks, through magnificent scenery.
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.
A celebration of walking for all levels of ability in the beautiful mountains and glens of Badenoch.
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.
A new midsummer walking festival based on the Moray Way and surrounding towns/villages. Details to be confirmed.
2014 sees the launch of the first Walking festival at Cairngorm. Rangers and guides will be on hand to take you around the wonderful mountain trails and to see our unique wildlife. There are two grades of walk: Hill Walks starting at 10am, for which you will need your boots and kit for a full day out; and Medium walks which can be enjoyed in boots or good sturdy shoes. The medium walks are shorter and start at 1.30pm.
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 which will take place from 28th August - 1st September 2014. Our emphasis is placed on your time in our fantastic area.
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