Walking festivals

Scottish Borders Walking Festival 2022

Scottish Borders Walking Festival will be hosted by the communities of Galashiels and Stow this year

Dates  for this years festival are Sunday 4 to Saturday 10 September 2022. Walks will be based mainly at the Focus Centre Galashiels and in Stow with walks on the Galashiels paths and surrounding Scottish Borders area.

Walk leaders and local volunteers  have organised a programme of walks and other events. A varied programme with a range of walks each day is now available to book. This year some walks will start and finish in nearby towns and villages.

To find out more and book a place on walks please visit Galashiels walking festival September 2022 website

Walk It walks will be welcoming new walkers and visitors to the walks during the festival week 

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.

Find out more about the history and future walking festivals ( planning is starting for Kelso 2023).

Walking festivals across the Borders

View Scottish Borders routes and maps