Walking Festivals in Cornwall & Devon


Cornwall is full of endless walks; you can walk the entire coastline, walk from coast to coast or enjoy numerous seaside or countryside paths. Many of our lovely visitors to Forgotten Houses are often walking enthusiasts, from Sunday strollers to hard core hikers they come for the surrounding countryside, walks to the sea and rural retreats. There are  many organised walks, groups and events happening all over the county and throughout Cornwall.­­­­­­ Here are a few to choose from, why not book a Forgotten Houses cottage, join a group or festival and see a new part of this beautiful county?


Walking Groups

Cornish Ramblers – http://www.ramblers.org.uk/cornwall

Cornwall Walking Groups – http://www.walkingincornwall.info/groups.php

Nordic Walking with Walk Kernow – http://www.walkkernow.co.uk/nordic-walking-cornwall

Truro Stroll Back The Years – https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/truro-stroll-back-years


25th to 31st March

Boscastle Walking week.

Stay at St Yse Cottage and enjoy walks for any ability including coastal cliff tops, meandering along the country lanes and paths familiar to the writer Thomas Hardy. As well as walking, a range of events including Cream Teas and The Festival Dinner will be available to enjoy.


Outside patio at holiday home Cornwall













View from St Yse


5th April

Camellia Walk – Mount Edgcumbe

Join the Curator of the National Camellia Collection on a conducted tour of the collection that currently numbers approximately 1,000 cultivars.



12th to 18th June

West Cornwall Walking Festival

Stay at Mellinzeath, and enjoy walks with a variety of themes like historical, foraging, art and adventure around historic Helston, Hayle, Lands End and more!

















26th August – 3rd September

Dartmoor Walking Festival

Stay at the impressive Yarner and invite a group of fellow ramblers to enjoy this festival which started last year for all abilities and include modest guided strolls, children’s rambles, full day walks and ambitious challenges with the opportunity to try other outdoor activities.
















September (date tbc)

South East Walking Week

Take part in a week long festival of walks around south east Cornwall around seaside villages, rural hamlets, the Tamar Valley and edge of Bodmin Moor.