Evesham Walking Festival returns for fifth year - The Evesham Observer

Evesham Walking Festival returns for fifth year

Evesham Editorial 12th Jun, 2024   0

A WALKING festival designed to get people out and about in picturesque Worcestershire countryside will get underway at the end of June.

The fifth Evesham Walking Festival runs Wednesday, June 26 to Sunday, June 30 and features 23 hikes covering parts of the Vale of Evesham, the North Cotswolds and other areas of Worcestershire.

Some of the guided walks will include brief talks about the region’s nature, history and culture, and include poetry readings.

The festival was originally started by Evesham Rambling Club in 2019, however, following the town’s Walkers Are Welcome status gained last year it is now organised by the Evesham Welcomes Walker group.

The five-day event promises to be bigger and better than ever with the group joining forces with organisations such as Vale Landscape Heritage Trust and Evesham Civic Society to make the walks more interesting.

Organiser, Alan Saunders said: “Every year we try to add more variety and provide a greater choice of walks. I think it is a great opportunity to enjoy the lovely countryside around Evesham, meet other people and enjoy the experience together.”




Gill Dawson from Evesham Civic Society will be leading a heritage walk around Evesham based on the town trail at 10am on Thursday June 27, meeting at The Almonry, Abbey Gate.

Places on each walk which range from two to 12 miles are limited, so early booking is recommended with most costing £3.


The Walkers Are Welcome initiative promotes walking in towns and villages across the UK to boost local economies, wellbeing and mental health.

Visit eveshamwalkfest.org.uk for more information.

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