Newton Stewart Walking Festival is run by a group of volunteers who share an enthusiasm and love for Galloway and the great walking experiences it offers.
Welcome to our website as we celebrate 16 years of Newton Stewart Walking Festival.
We started in 2003 with a modest week-end programme of eight walks in and around Newton Stewart. By 2008 WalkFest had grown to a week-long festival consisting of over 30 events, including challenging hill routes, coastal walks and informative evening events.
The festival is still centred on the market town of Newton Stewart but we offer walks throughout the Galloway Hills and along the Solway Coast.
Several of the committee have been involved from the very start and the support and involvement of Galloway Mountain Rescue Team has been a constant strength. In recent years we have also enjoyed considerable support from Wigtownshire Ramblers.
Enthusiasm and commitment has never been a problem - we love coming up with new routes and fresh ideas but our real reward is in welcoming back year after year walkers from all parts of the country and helping local people to enjoy the countryside on their doorstep.
We look forward to welcoming you in May.