Welcome to the Church Stretton Walking Festival website.

The dates for our 2018 Festival are: 21st - 24th 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 the introduction of themed walks in 2015, including the Map & Compass Course, the night time Stars in Your Skies Walk, and the Landscape Photography Walk, proved popular and will return again in 2018. The festival attracts visitors from across the country as well as from further afield including Europe and is already taking bookings. Due to the success of the Map & Compass courses we have introduced two on the weekend before the festival on Sunday 17th June so you can brush up on skills prior to the main festival.

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!

Most of the walks have now been finalised, and details are on the Walks Page.

We look forward to seeing you in June!

Calling all keen walkers!

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is organising the re-scheduled Shropshire Way 80K challenge walk on 28th April. Booking has re-opened, so have a look at the SW80K Website now, to find out all about it! This was previously scheduled to take place on 17th March, but was cancelled due to the unsafe weather conditions.

Other Local Walking Festivals

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

We are very pleased to be supported by:

National Trust The Outdoor Depot Shropshire Hills AONB