Newton Stewart Walking Festival

Thank you for your interest in Newton Stewart Walking Festival. Often described as Scotland's best kept secret, Galloway is a wonderfully unspoilt landscape with an endless variety of routes for walkers to enjoy. Walkfest offers almost 30 routes over 7 days, with transport and guides included, as well as a programme of evening social events.

UPDATE 31 MARCH 2024: Several of our walks are fully booked, but if you would like to be added to the reserve list for a walk, or you have any problems booking, please message us via the contact form here.

Note: When you are booking, you can book more than one walk or event at once, and you can book for more than one person at once - in fact, doing so reduces our payment processing fees a little, and it means you don't need to add your details multiple times. Please remember, however, that if you are booking for more than one person, to add all names and mobile numbers into the walker details boxes so we have details of everyone taking part. Thanks

This year we are running our 20th Newton Stewart Walking Festival. To celebate, we are offering two multi-day challenges. Our Ring of Fire challenge is a three day route of strenuous and very strenuous walks while our Southern Upland Way challenge is a 4 day route of moderate and moderate plus walks. Find out more here.

A one page summary of the full programme for the 2024 Newton Stewart Walking Festival can be found here. A paper copy of this one page programme can be picked up from Stewart R Cunningham Outdoor Centre in Newton Stewart.

A map showing all the routes can be found here.

Our participant infrormation pack is available to download here.

Find out more about Newton Stewart, the Gateway to the Galloway Hills, and why not discover many wonderful self guided walks around Newton Stewart at any time of year using our free booklet.

Newton Stewart is a Walkers are Welcome Town and WalkFest is a Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere charter mark event.


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Funding received from:
S R Cunningham
Galloway Glens
Kilgallioch Community Fund
The Belted Galloway
Dumfries & Galloway Council
With support from:
Galloway & Southern Ayrshire Biosphere
Walkers Are Welcome