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

Update 17/3/23 - We've had a huge uptake since we opened bookings, so we have a bit of a backlog of confirmations to issue. Rest assured that your places have been booked as per your payment confirmation and you will receive a thank you confirmation and further details to help you prepare for your walk in due course.

You will see that many of our walks are now fully booked.

If you would like to be added to a reserve list for a particular walk, please email us here (or via the "contact" page) with your name, email address and which walk you would like to be added to the reserve list for. We will contact you if any spaces become available. 

Please use the calendar to the right to see the selection of walks available each day.

A one page summary of our programme for the 2023 Newton Stewart Walking Festival is available here.

A map showing the location of our 2023 routes in available here.

We have prepared a participant information pack which provides guidance for those taking part in the festival, along with details of walk registation times and locations. A copy of the pack can be downloaded here

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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