Kington is one of the great small market towns of Britain. Situated close to the Welsh border it was for centuries a centre for cattle drovers, so a web of footpaths and byways, accessible on foot from the town centre await discovery by present day walkers. The Offa's Dyke Path National Trail, the Herefordshire Trail, Mortimer Trail from Ludlow, and the Wyche Way from Broadway all pass through (or start/finish) in the town.
The Kington Walking Festival is the primary annual event of the Kington Walks charity and this year the programme is bigger and better than ever with over 40 walks covering history, natural history, geology, industry, pubs, landscape and much more of Kington’s hinterland. New this year is a two day circular walk from Clun with an overnight in Bishops Castle. In addition to the ever popular Eight Peaks Challenge with the support of Red Kite Fostering, we have introduced the Three Peaks Challenge. On Sunday we introduce the Walton Wobbler our first ever cycle event, over about 30 miles, including the high points to the north of Kington with some stiff climbs and descents. Whether you fancy an amble around the mills and weirs of the town, a ramble to the pub (or two, or even three) or the challenge of the 30 mile Mortimer Trail over two days, there will be something for all walkers.
If all that makes you hungry, sign up for our new foraging event with author Adele Nozedar and learn about the free food hidden in lanes and hedgerows around the town.
Energy still to burn? There will also be lively music and dancing to Little Rumba.
Kington Walks is a charity registered in England and Wales (1172022)