Abingdon Walking Festival

Celebrating Abingdon's countryside location

On 22nd April 2023, make Abingdon Market Place your basecamp for the day. Join local walkers offering a range of guided and self-guided walks, discover Nordic Walking, pick up new walk books and leaflets, join our literary walk.

Event runs 9am to 4pm. Walks go out between 9.30am and 2pm. Pre-registration via this webpage from 25th February.

A historic town centre in the heart of the countryside 

The perfect basecamp 

Abingdon-on-Thames has a historic town centre with the added benefit of countryside right on the doorstep. You can be drinking a latte in the Market Place one minute and walking on a National Trail just two minutes later; the Thames Path runs past just a hundred yards away.


Range of walks on offer from 45 mins to 5 hours

The local branch of the Ramblers will be offering a choice of walks to experience the best local routes around Abingdon. 

Abingdon Community Walks will be offering short walks between 45 minutes and one hour.

Walk details are on our Walk Menu page here


Author-led talk and walk

Wanderers: A History of Women Walking

The One Planet Abingdon Climate Emergency Centre welcomes author Kerri Andrews to Abingdon. From 10am she will give a short introduction to some of the incredible women she has written about in her fascinating book. Following this there will be coffee, cake and a book-signing break and then we will head off for a friendly short walk, with readings from the book and discussion as the mood takes us. Numbers on this event will be limited due to venue constraints and to ensure walkers can hear the readings and the discussion. Please register while there are still places.

It is possible to register for the introduction only and go off for one of the longer Ramblers-led walks afterwards. The introduction will be wrapping up by 10.30-10.45 and we will understand if you have to leave in haste so as not to miss your group!

Please register by clicking on this link


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