Stevenage Walking Festival

02 May 2017

Stevenage Walking Festival, supported by Stevenage Borough Council, is giving local walkers the chance to get active and take advantage of more than 30 walks that are happening in the area from 6 to 14 May.

The Festival, which is in its fifth year and is jointly organised by North Herts Ramblers, Stevenage Leisure 50, Stevenage Health Walks and Stevenage Borough Council, is designed to encourage everyone, young and old, to get out and walk.

All the walks, which are led by experienced leaders who have volunteered their services, are free to attend but all walkers are invited to contribute to this year’s charity Home Start. From long distance Challenge Walks of around 17 miles, to shorter 30-minute health walks, strolls around villages, and evening walks, there is a walk suitable for all ages and abilities.

There is no need to book in for any walk, other than the History Walk.  Just turn up ready to set off at the advertised time.

Stevenage Borough Council Strategic Director, Matt Partridge, said: “Now in its fifth year, Stevenage Walking Festival has been a huge success as it is a great chance for people to get out and explore Stevenage and the surrounding countryside. We have some attractive walking areas within the town so I hope to see more people than ever taking part.”

Stevenage Walking Festival is from 6 to 14 May. More information, including details of all the walks, is available in the festival brochure, which can be picked up at the museum, library, community centres or council offices. Or online at 

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