Winter Walking Festival
Welcome to the Winter Walking Festival programme of walks. The Walking Festival is an exciting event that includes walks for everyone from beginners to the more advanced walker. We are hoping for some mild winter weather, but as British weather can be temperamental expect some snow, rain and strng winds! Please be prepared and dress appropriately - you will need waterproof clothing, comfy walking boots or shoes, bottles of water and food (for the walks where this is indicated).
We have provided an approximate finishing time for each walk, but please note that we will walk at the pace appropriate to each walkers abilities, so please be patient on each walk as we will walk as fast as the slowest walker.
PLEASE NOTE: booking is ESSENTIAL for all walks and must be made in advance. There is also a maximum number of people able to attend each walk, this is stated in the individual walk description. Please inform us if you are unable to attend a walk you are booked on so your place can be given to someone else.
Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the start of each walk. Walks will commence at the given time, whether all participants have arrived or not. Each walk with vary in tame a pace based on the walkers abilities. Please be patient on each walk as we will walk as fast as the slowest walker.
The walk leader will be at the meeting place, whatever the weather. However, in exceptional weather conditions, the walk may be re-routed or cancelled to ensure your safety.
Where dogs are not allowed on a walk, this is indicated by the symbol (you'll find this with the walk information below). Dogs are welcome on all other walks and must be kept on a lead or under close control at all times. Where dogs are allowed, it does not guarantee a god friend route, you may need to help you dog over stiles. Assistance dogs are allowed on all walks.
Health and Safety
It is the responsibility of all walkers to ensure that they are physically fit enough to take part in the walks they have selected. Walkers must also ensure that they have the appropriate clothing, footwear and equipment. Participation will be at the final discretion of the walk leader.
Key to symbols
Each of the walks are graded and have other factors associated with them. The symbols listed with each walk are designed to give potential walkers an understanding of the walk at a glance.
Suitable for all levels of fitness with the possibility of some gentle climbs.
A moderate level of fitness with some quite steep climbs.
A higher level of fitness due to the walks being longer and some steep climbs.
Minimum age for the walk. Younger children are allowed on other walks.
Please bring food with you as there will be a lunch stop.
A flat route, possibily with some gentle climbs.
One or two reasonably steep climbs.
Very steep climbs on this route. Only for those with a high level of fitness.
No dogs allowed on this walk. Where dogs are allowed they must be on leads or under close control.
How to book
All walks are now free but we kindly accept donations which will go back into helping us to continue looking after our wonderful countryside. Donations can be given to your Walk Leader. Click on the walk title below which will allow you to see all the information for that specific walk. Each individual walk has a link which will take you to Eventbrite where you can book. Please note you need to book on each separate walk individually.
Alternatively, please call one of these numbers 01642 496442 / 01287 631132 / 01642 459629. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There are lots of walks taking place throughout Redcar and Cleveland. Keep a look out here for walks in your area
You can also find information about other local walking festivals by visiting the North York Moors website.
Redcar and Cleveland is home to some beautiful countryside and coastal areas. We have lots of walking routes throughout the Borough that allow you to discover the beauty of our area on foot.