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Simply One The Best

Participants enjoying a festival walk

The Moray Walking and Outdoor Festival regularly features in ‘Best of’ listings for UK walking festivals.

The Guardian –  20/9/2018

Five of the best UK walking festivals    more . . .

Trip 101 – 22/8/2017

Explore Scotland On Foot At These Top 10 Walking Festivals     more . . .

The Telegraph – 10/3/2017

The 10 best walking festivals in Britain for 2017    more . . .

Open Road Scotland – 2017

8 of the best walking festivals in Scotland in 2017    more . . .

What participants say about the Festival

Here are some comments from our 2017 Festival Survey and from Social Media.

Superb event. The joining instructions (to the meeting point) were extremely detailed and though we’re not from Moray we found it very easily. Loved the whole event – great mix of history, geography, place names, folklore, etc. The canoeing was brilliant!

Thank you – We are from Vancouver Canada and will be in Europe in the summer. We love hiking and think your festival would be great way to celebrate Mid-summer and my birthday! Thank you for keeping me on your list.

All the guides on the walks I went on really made the walks interesting and were very attentive, thank you to you all.The local hospitality was very special and the walk was relaxed and informative. A lovely event.

Steve Bates was an excellent speaker. Nice introduction too by his friend and local outdoor school instructor Ibrahim Parks. Good idea to have a speaker of such calibrate and good that he has strong ties with the area.

I loved the adventure walk along the river Findhorn and the paddle and plod to Spynie Palace. I plan to take days off work next time so I can enjoy even more of these great activities.

Finished my fifth outing today and they just keep getting better. I’ve had two excursions along the west bank of the River Findhorn, a wee tour round my own village of Aberlour, a much longer more strenuous hike along the Smugglers trail at Glenlivet and my last walk was today – a really super guided tour round the grounds of Cullen House and even a wee peek inside. Thanks to all the organisers who made all this possible. I enjoyed my walks last year and, hopefully, I’ll be fit enough to join in next year. We really do live in a wonderful area and every year I discover more to see and do.