Newton Stewart Walking Festival

Thank you for your interest in Newton Stewart Walking Festival. **CANCELLATION** Unfortunately we have had to cancel the 2021 festival as a result of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. We have prepared a set of frequently asked questions (see 'latest news' section) with more details. Thank you for your understanding and we plan to be back in May 2022. The information in the 'guides and info' tab is historic and has been retained only give you a taste of our festival

Galloway is a wonderful location for walking and whether you enjoy the challenge of our true hill walking experiences or discovering our beautiful countryside and rugged coastline, there is sure to be something for everyone. Our festival is more than a walk in the hills, along the coast or amongst wonderful woodlands - we aim to provide you with a unique and complete WalkFest experience.

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 around 30 routes over 7 days, with transport and guides included, as well as a programme of evening social events.

You'll see many wonderful photos of our routes on this website. We acknowledge all the photographers, including R Peace, J Deans, S Vest, R Gemmell, M Kneeshaw and B Mitchell.



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Latest News

  • Walks booklet updated

  • Our themes explained


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Funding received from:
S R Cunningham
The Belted Galloway
Dumfries & Galloway Council