Welcome to the Church Stretton Walking Festival website.

The dates for our 2019 Festival were: 20th - 23rd June.

The dates for our 2020 Festival will be: 18th - 21st June.

Church Stretton Walking Festival is continuing to benefit from the injection of new energy and ideas provided by it's many volunteers.

Mainly made up of locals, the volunteers lead groups along favourite routes as well as lesser known ones and there's also a selection of themed walks, including the Map & Compass Course, the night time Stars in Your Skies Walk, and the Landscape Photography Walk. The festival attracts visitors from across the country as well as from further afield including Europe.

Our thriving market town is always welcoming to visitors who can enjoy the varied local independent businesses whilst in the town or choose from one of the many excellent quality B&Bs to extend their stay. Why not stay and enjoy the local hospitality!

Details of the walks we offered this year are on our Walks Page. 2020 details are still under discussion, so the other pages on this site are not yet up to date for 2020. We will be publishing full details early in the new year. However, we have decided the dates: Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st June 2020, with Map & Compass Courses on the previous Sunday 14th.

Caering for Caradoc

Caering for Caradoc - Fix the Fort Appeal

Caer Caradoc is one of our local hills and extremely popular with walkers, particularly as it has a rather challenging ascent. Unfortunately, it has rather become a victim of its own success and has suffered some major erosion, not helped by all those keen walkers. Shropshire Hills AONB Trust are raising money to undertake some repair work to this great local landmark, and they need your help! Please click the logo to find out all about the project on the AONB website.

Other Local Walking Festivals

There are several other walking festivals in Shropshire and further afield, at other times of the year. The following links will take you to their respective websites:

We are very pleased to be supported by:

Independent Hostels UK National Trust The Outdoor Depot Shropshire Hills AONB Shropshire Hills, Church Stretton