Newton Stewart Walking Festival

Thank you for visiting the website for Newton Stewart Walking Festival. Our 16th festival is now over, but we have left all the details here so you have an idea of the sort of programme which will be coming up during our 17th festival, which will be held from 10th to 16th May 2019. Thanks for your support during 2018.

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, R Gemmell, M Kneeshaw and B Mitchell.


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Latest News

  • WalkFest 2019 dates: 10th-16th May

  • Our walk gradings explained


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