You can also download and print out the complete programme PDF.
Welcome to Evesham’s Inaugural Walking Festival
Come and join us to explore one of the loveliest parts of England. You can put your best foot forward in Evesham’s first Walking Festival. We have prepared for you a week-long programme of routes that will show you why the Vale of Evesham, the Cotswold Edge and Wychavon are such wonderful places to visit.
This walking festival is the brainchild of Evesham Rambling Club (ERC). We have joined together with our friends in The Ramblers, local associations and societies to give many walks a theme and add to their interest with short talks and activities from literature to a microbrewery visit.
Walking in the countryside has been shown to have enormous benefits for our physical and mental health, so we wanted to make our walks as accessible as possible to different age ranges and fitness levels. You can tell which walks would suit you by looking at their grading: either “easy” or “moderate”; none of our walks should be hard for someone who is reasonably fit.
Full details of each walk can be viewed by clicking on each walk in the programme adjacent. All the walks are free, although we are always grateful to receive contributions to help defray our costs.
Booking is very easy using the link below to go to the booking page. Please read our booking conditions and general information carefully.
The members of Evesham Rambling Club, who will be leading the walks, look forward to welcoming you on the trail. Who knows, this could be the start of a lifelong interest and a fitter, happier you.
Visit our main website for more information about the club and contact details.
Important Information about the Walks
We regret that we cannot allow dogs to accompany any of our walks unless the details specifically say so.
Transport and Parking
You will need to arrange your own transport to and from the start of the walk. Please follow the car parking advice offered in the walk details. Please respect the interests of local residents. Cars are parked at owners' risk.
Some walks are reasonably accessible by public transport – please check opportunities on the traveline west midlands journey planner website.
For information about accommodation go to visitevesham.co.uk and click on Places To Stay.
Meeting Point and Time
The walk details give the location of the meeting point. The postcode gives only a general indication of the start point. The OS map grid reference is more accurate. Please arrive in good time, preferably 10 to 15 minutes before the given start time.
Clothing and Footwear
Please arrive dressed for the forecast weather conditions. We are as likely to have rain as sun in July, so please carry or bring a waterproof. Strong shoes with treads, or boots, are best for all walks and essential for those graded “Moderate”. The walk leaders reserve the right to refuse to allow anybody who is not properly equipped to join the walk.
Please bring with you any refreshments that you may need given the weather and the length of the walk. Most important will be a drink. Some of the walks will have breaks at teashops, cafés or pubs on the route or at the end.
Your Health and Safety
You are responsible for judging whether you are physically fit enough to take part in a walk of the length advertised. All distances and durations are estimates and cannot be guaranteed. The walk leader will give simple instructions on safety and emergency procedures at the start of the walk.
Whilst we endeavour to make all our routes as safe and as enjoyable as possible, any walk attended is done so at your own risk. We accept no liability for loss, accident or injury.
The walk leader will decide at the meeting point whether to make any changes to the route, or cancel altogether if exceptional weather or circumstances make it advisable for the safety of everybody on the walk.
Attending more than one walk on the same day
We have arranged the timings of the walk programme so that it should be possible to travel conveniently from the end of an earlier walk and arrive in good time for the next.
Easy - usually 5 miles or less, a few stiles and gentle inclines.
Moderate - usually more than 5 miles, some stiles, some steeper inclines and possible muddy or slippery sections.