Do you love to take long walks and hikes when you travel?
Why not consider visiting a Walking Festival? They provide lots of great opportunities to meet other people who also love walking and to make new friends. You can undertake sponsored walks, learn more about the countryside and flora and fauna, join in social events and informative talks and generally have a good time.
Festivals are also a great way to introduce the kids to walking as most have family walks designed for children. Even if you usually walk only as a family unit or by yourself, it’s rewarding to occasionally share your walking experience with others who enjoy the countryside. If you are new to country walking, unsure about where to go, or need an incentive to get your boots on, then a Festival might be just the answer to get you started.
These walking festivals take place in many countries, mainly in Europe. The UK and Ireland also have several you might enjoy.
The Telegraph in the UK just did a story on what they consider the 10 best walking festivals in the UK.
Click here to read the entire story and then check your schedule and plan to attend one.