These walking festivals attract enthusiasts from all over the world. They are organised by local initiatives around the country so some are just getting on their feet and some are very well established. Some are one off events and some repeat every year so the information available will vary.
I’ll update this information as festivals publish their programs and websites for 2018. In the meantime, you can keep a look out for similar events from previous years.
Whichever festival you decide to join, you’re guaranteed some spectacular scenery and a lovely little adventure.
See you there!
Please get in touch if you have a 2018 walking festival you would like to share here or if the links below need updated !
Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Walking Festival Mayo March 9-11
Ardara International Walking Festival Donegal March 17-18
Omagh & Sperrins Walking Festival March 24 – 25
North Leitrim Glens Walking Festival March 31 – April 1
Cloghane Brandon Walking and Music Festival Dingle Peninsula Kerry March 31 – April 2
Monaghan U3A Walking Festival 2018 April 12 – 13
Usually followed by Boots n’ Bogs Festival Monaghan April 14 – 15
Inishbofin Island Walking Festival Connemara April 27 – 29
Head Loop Walking Festival Clare May 5 – 7
Belfast Hills Walking Festival (May) – Event not taking place 2018
Leenane Mountain Walking Festival Connemara May 4 – 7
Cavan Walking Festival May 4 – 11
Bantry Walking Festival – Cork – June 1 – 3
Walk the Glens Festival – Cushendall, Cushendun June 1 – 3
Lúnasa Walking Festival – Ring of Gullion – near Newry – August
Castlerock Walkfest – North Coast – September 8th
Sperrins & Killeter Walking Festival – Glenelly – Strabane – September 15 -16
Wee Binnian Annual Walking Festival – Warrenpoint September 21 – 23
Glenarm Walking Festival September 29 – 30
Sligo Walking Festival
Dingle Walking Festival