Festival of Walking

4th September – 20th October 2022

Log your miles for a chance to win

YHA and walking just go together. So we thought we’d celebrate that with our first Festival of Walking, designed to bring even more people together to discover the joy of walking.

As well as exploring the beautiful landscapes of England and Wales, you can enter our prize draw for a chance to win a £500 voucher for Cotswold Outdoor.

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Supported by Cotswold Outdoor

1. Plan your walk

We want to encourage as many people as possible to get involved and get out walking.

Take a look at our free downloadable maps and route guides. All our self-guided walks start and end at a YHA hostel.

2. Complete your walk

Take the walk at your own pace on any date from 4th September – 20th October 2022.

Why not stop in at one of our cafes en route or use YHA as a convenient base for your walk?

3. Log your miles

When you’ve finished your walk, simply log your miles for a chance to win!

We’ll add your miles to our totaliser and add an entry into the prize draw for each walk you submit. Entries close on 3rd November 2022.

How far can we walk together?

miles walked so far

The challenge is on to get involved and get out walking. 

Log your miles

Complete this prize draw entry form for each walk you complete during the festival.

Festival of Walking miles totaliser prize draw

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Special offers

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25% off stays at selected hostels

Throughout the festival, we’re offering 25% off stays at selected hostels to encourage as many people as possible to get out walking. Book your discounted stay today.

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Free maps and route guides

You can download free maps and route instructions for walks across England and Wales. All our self-guided walks start and end at a YHA hostel. Where will you go?

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Free cuppa for walkers

Throughout the festival, we’re offering a free cup of tea or Fairtrade filter coffee at participating hostels to encourage as many people as possible to get outside in the great outdoors.

Festival of Walking prize draw