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WED 4 - SUN 8


WED 4 - SUN 8

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We are delighted to invite you to the much-anticipated Dursley Walking Festival, taking place from Wednesday 4th to Sunday 8th October.

Join us for an exciting and immersive experience in the picturesque town of Dursley, where you can explore the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding countryside through a variety of captivating walks.

Discover 30 Walks for All Ages and Fitness Levels

Whether you are a seasoned hiker or just starting your walking journey, we have something for everyone. With 30 walks carefully curated to cater to all ages and fitness levels, you are sure to find the perfect adventure that suits your preferences.

From leisurely strolls along gentle trails to more challenging treks that offer stunning panoramic views, our walks will enable you to immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Dursley and its enchanting surroundings.

Daily Linear Walks with Convenient Transportation

Every day of the festival, we offer a special treat with our linear walks. These walks take you on a captivating journey from a point on the compass back to the Market Place, allowing you to discover different landscapes and hidden gems along the way. 

For your convenience, we provide a free and dedicated bus service to transport you to the starting point of each linear walk.

Free Walks – Book Your Spot in Advance!

We believe in making the joy of walking available to all. That’s why all our walks are free of charge. However, due to limited spaces, we kindly ask you to book your spot in advance. This way, we can ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants.

How to Book

Booking your spot is easy! Simply pick a date from the calendar below to view the walks available.  Click through to read more details, and press the “Book a place” button if you wish to join that walk. 











Events for all the Family

We have created a special day of activity on Sunday 8th.  Why not bring your family and enjoy a fun day in Twinberrow Woods


11AM - 3PM

Family Woodland Adventure

Solve the Escape Room puzzle - guided tour
of Sculpture trail - Geocaching walk

And, of course, we haven’t forgotten our younger walkers!  Dursley library is putting on some activities for smaller explorers



Storytime and crafts

At Dursley Library
Hear walking adventure stories and be creative with crafts after!


Sun 8

Bear Town Trail

Pick up the map from Dursley Library and find all the bears hiding in town
Prize for finding them all!

The 2023 Dursley Walking Festival is a chance to experience breathtaking views, refreshing walks, and the opportunity to connect with fellow nature enthusiasts.

Bring your family, friends, and loved ones along and celebrate the beauty of the great outdoors.

Mark your calendars and get ready to explore Dursley and the surrounding areas. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Dursley Walking Festival!

We thank our sponsors Dursley Rambling Club, and  Dursley Town Council for their ongoing support. 

Our aim is to keep the festival free for the whole community to enjoy.  This is  possible because of the generous donations from the public each year.  If you would like to support the festival, you can find an online donation link at the top of every page.  

Happy walking!



Tea and Cakes

Join us for tea and delicious homemade cakes

3pm, Methodist Church hall


9AM - 1.30PM

The Artisan Market

Browse locally produced products in Dursley Market Place



Tyndale Arts Festival

View the work of 40 local artists at various venues in and around Dursley

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