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Church & Chapel Walking Festival 2024

Church, chapel, saint, pilgrim, holy well and more.

These amazing places and spaces across the UK are there to be enjoyed on a guided walking experience.

The UKs independently run walking festivals offer a wealth of walking opportunity and we are celebrating these. There are many more walk types to explore so do click in, plan ahead and enjoy a walk guided by experienced walk leaders, often volunteers. Festivals encourage people to visit, stay, eat, drink and shop supporting communities and local economies.

Our churches, chapels and meeting houses are blessed. They are set within some of the finest natural landscapes in the country, and to visit is to discover the past, present and future of our place within them. Our villages, towns and cities are great places to start, and often have a local pub serving wholesome homemade food and local ales!

Here we list a wide variety of guided walks visiting churches, all being held as part of walking festivals across the UK.

  • Find walks by location using the map, click on a pin for more information
  • Find walks by month below
  • Find walks be searching festival websites directly

Is your festival or church walk not listed? Email a link brief information to

Crickhowell Walking Festival

9 to 17 March 2024

Crickhowell, Powys, Wales, NP8 1BN

Chepstow Walking Festival

2 to 7 April 2024

Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales, NP16 6BX

Scilly Walk Festival

12 to 21 April 2024

Scilly Isles, Channel Islands, Channel Islands, TR21 0JL…

Mole Valley Ramblers Spring Walks Festival 

24 to 28 April 2024

Mole Valley, Surrey, England, KT20 7ES 

Haltwhistle Walking Festival

27 April to 6 May 2024

Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England, NE49 9DZ

Haltwhistle Walking Festival

27 April to 6 May 2024

Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England, NE49 9DZ

Talgarth Walking Festival

3 to 6 May 2024

Talgarth, Powys, Wales, LD3 0AA

Winchcombe Cotswolds Walking Festival

17 to 19 May 2024

Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, England, GL54 5BD

Trefriw Walking Festival

17 to 19 May 2024

Trefrw, Conwy, Wales, LL27 0JH

Prestatyn & Clwydian Range Festival

24 to 26 May 2024

Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales, LL19 9LR


Wrexham Walking Festival

1 to 9 June 2024

Wrexham, Wrexham, Wales, LL13 8BB

Love2Walk Bridgend

17 June 2024

Bridgend, Wales, CF31 1NB

Corwen Walking Festival

31 August 2024

Corwen, Denbighshire, Wales, LL21 0DG

Vale of Glamorgan Walking Festival

3 to 8 September 2024

Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, CF71 7AD

Gower Walking Festival

7 to 15 September 2024

Rhossili, Swansea, Wales, SA3 1PP

Barmouth Walking Festival

14 to 23 September 2024

Barmouth, Gwynedd, Wales, LL42 1AB

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If feeling the earth beneath your boots or bike is your thing, you are in for a treat! Here we list a wide variety of walks, rides and scenic drives. They are different lengths and over varied terrains. They visit a wide variety of heritage sites, and often explore the history of the whole area in which they are set. They all link to a well laid out and easy to follow route.

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