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Kington Walks Festival

Thursday to Sunday, September 20th - 23rd 2018

Kington is one of the great small market towns of Britain. Situated close to the Welsh border it was for centuries a centre for cattle drovers, so a web of footpaths and byways, accessible on foot from the town centre await discovery by present day walkers. The Offa's Dyke Path National Trail, the Herefordshire Trail, Mortimer Trail from Ludlow, and the Wyche Way from Broadway all pass through (or start/finish) in the town.

Welcome to our seventh annual Festival. This year the programme is as extensive as ever with walks covering history, natural history, geology, industry, landscapes and a pub or two.  This year, in additon to some old favourites, we have introduced many new walks including a creative walk around Kington, a Nordic Walk over Hergest Ridge to Gladestry, a walk from the masterpiece of English rococo Shobdon Church and many more.

We are opening the year's festival on Thursday night with a Tagine Evening provided by David Pickersgill of Weobley Ash. Saturday night will feature the Whiskey River Band at the Burton Hotel with their inimitable brand of Cajun, Blues and Country music. No matter how far you have walked, it will be impossible to sit still.  

Due to a clash with several other national events, we have decided to stage the Eight Peaks Challenge on the the 15th of September (the weekend before the main festival).

Photography Competition


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Latest from Kington Walks

• The Eight Peaks Challenge times

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• Important: Parking at the Co-op 2018

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• The Eight Pubs Challenge Leaflet

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Kington Walks is a charity registered in England and Wales (1172022)