Walking festivals

Scottish Borders Walking Festival 2020

Unfortunately due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions Scottish Borders Walking Festival 2020 has been cancelled.

This period of uncertainty is likely to remain in place for some time yet and even when restrictions are eased the process is expected to be slow. Our hope is that we will be able to welcome you to the Scottish Borders in 2021.

You can find out more about the history on the Scottish Borders Walking Festival website.

Borders walking festival history

The first week long walking festival was held in West Linton in 1994.

Since then, Scottish Borders Walking Festival has moved from town to town each year.

Festival goers come from around Britain and the world to experience the best of the Borders landscape.

The legacy of this long running festival has been the creation of annual weekend walking festivals in some Borders towns.

Walking festivals across the Borders

If you would like further information on walking or walking festivals, please contact a countryside ranger.

Walk Scottish Borders routes and maps