The Scottish Borders Walking Festival attracts walkers from all over the UK and Europe for dozens of organised walks across the breathtaking scenery of the Scottish Borders. It is the longest established walking festival in Scotland, and is hosted each year by different Borders’ communities.
The festival is held each year in the first week of September, with four or five walks of varying lengths and difficulties each day. Tickets are reasonably priced (£6 each in 2013), and bus transport is provided where the walk does not start at the festival registration centre. A range of evening events are also put on throughout the week to entertain both visiting walkers and local people.
The 19th Festival was successfully hosted by Innerleithen, Walkerburn and Clovenfords, with over 300 different people on over 700 walk places, and almost 300 children from the local schools out on a walk.