Guest Blog Post - Dawlish Walking Festival

From Saturday 27th April to Sunday 5th May the 4th annual Dawlish Walking Festival offers over 35 walks whether you want a long ramble, stroll or want to enjoy a walk with a difference! This year’s festival has been supported by the Teignmouth firm of solicitors Scott Richards ( and Dawlish Town Council, and is organised by Dawlish Transition ( It also involves many local community groups such as Teignmouth and DawlishRamblers, Walk this Way, Dawlish Local History Group and the Dawlish and Teignmouth Camera Club to name a few. 

The festival kicks off with Scott Richards Coastal Path walk on Saturday 27th April. The week’s highlights include: foraging walks, history walks, railway walks alongside popular favourites such as ‘Walking the Bounds’, meditation walks, and walk and draw. Two new walks already attracting interest this year are night walks: one at Dawlish Countryside Park and the other at Mamhead. In addition for the first time there is a Singalong A Walk with local community choir  Dawlish Rocks which is bound to be different! Another walk showcases artists and designers in the town, while another offers the opportunity for a cream team and stroll in the fantastic gardens of RCH Bridge House. A walk at Powderham Castle includes areas not normally seen by the public with transport to the start of the walk and return provided by Dawlish Community Transport.

Many of the walks are free with just a few involving a small contribution or pre-booking where numbers are limited. Some walks are especially suitable for those with mobility issues or those who want to bring the family dog along! We also have a special walking quiz for the under 10s too. A festival leaflet can be downloaded here or picked up from local outlets including the Dawlish Tourist Information Centre and Library. 

So why not pop on your walking shoes and join us for a wonderful week of walks in Dawlish and around the beautiful surrounding countryside?

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Dawlish Walking Festival
Dawlish Walking Festival

Saturday 27th April to Sunday 5th May 2019 4th Dawlish Walking Festival with over 30 walks in and around the Dawlish area. Most of the walks are free – everything from long rambles, to short strolls, fun walks including singalong a walk and craft walk, night walks, foraging walks and history walks. Details about the Festival on Facebook - @dawlishwalkingfestival and on twitter: @dawlishwalk and full programme details available soon.



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