Steyning & District Walking Festival

Saturday 2nd - Friday 8th July 2022

Welcome to the 2022 Walking Festival!

Explore one of the UK’s finest landscapes during the Steyning Walking Festival, from Saturday 2nd – Friday 8th July 2022. Explore the beautiful area following these inspiring guided and self-guided walks.

Whether you’re a novice, a regular health walker or an experienced rambler, Steyning, the surrounding South Downs and Adur River are areas of outstanding natural beauty, offering stunning scenery and something for everyone to enjoy.

In addition to the guided walks, there are several local guide leaflets available : click here for guides

The Festival is organised by the Steyning & District Community Partnership Visitor & Tourism Group. Our sincere thanks go to our generous sponsors – without whom none of this could have happened: Steyning & District Community Partnership, Steyning Parish Council, Horsham District Council, Greening Steyning, Steyning Museum, Steyning Downland Scheme, Green & Healthy and U3A.

A Selection of Guided & Self-Guided Walks

Click the image to download a copy of the walks programme or use the buttons below to see more details and book tickets for each walk. 

The Festival walks use the same grading as Ramblers, to describe difficulty, as follows:


  • Easy Access – walks for everyone, including people with conventional wheelchairs and pushchairs, using easy access paths. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn. Assistance may be needed to push wheelchairs on some sections, please take care using this grade.


  • Easy – walks for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty, a specific health problem or is seriously unfit. Suitable for pushchairs if they can be lifted over occasional obstructions. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn.


  • Leisurely – walks for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. May include unsurfaced rural paths. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are recommended.


  • Moderate – walks for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and open country and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.

(Strenuous and Technical grades are not required for our Festival!)


Are the walks free?

Whilst some walks are free, others have a limit on number of walkers. In these cases there is a small charge to ensure that walkers take up the places booked.  There are 2 walks where food is provided and 2 learn to navigate walks. These are chargeable. 

This festival is being run on a not-for-profit basis and the small amount of money raised will go  towards the cost of the festival.

How do I know if a walk's right for me?

All walks are graded as easy to moderate with the length and times stated.  Some walks have steep ascents/descents and so are suitable for more experienced or reasonably fit walkers

How do I find out more and book ?

Simply click on the walk above for information and whether you need to book.  There you will  find details of how to book if needed.

What happens if it is bad weather ?

This will depend on the type of walk.  Information will be available leading up to the day of the walk so check this page for status.

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